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  1. Interhospital transfer (IHT) is necessary for providing ultimate care in the current emergency care system, particularly for patients with severe trauma. However, studies on IHT during the pandemic were limite...

    Authors: Sung Hoon Cho, Woo Young Nho, Dong Eun Lee, Jae Yun Ahn, Joon-Woo Kim, Kyoung Hoon Lim, Hyun Wook Ryoo and Jong Kun Kim
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:53
  2. Elder abuse is a worldwide problem with serious consequences for individuals and society. To effectively deal with elder abuse, a timely identification of signals as well as a systematic approach towards (susp...

    Authors: Miriam E. van Houten, Lilian C. M. Vloet, Marcel G. M. Olde Rikkert, Brigitte van de Kerkhof-van Bon, Anneriek de Rooij, Marieke Verhoeven, Wilhelmina M. E. Bil, Jacinta A. Lucke, Yvonne Schoon and Sivera A. A. Berben
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:52
  3. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic resulted in significant disruptions to critical care systems globally. However, research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on intensive care unit (ICU) adm...

    Authors: Kyung-Shin Lee, Changwoo Han, Hye Sook Min, Jeehye Lee, Seok Hwa Youn, Younghwan Kim, Jae Young Moon, Young Seok Lee, Su Jin Kim and Ho Kyung Sung
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:51
  4. Community paramedicine (CP) is an extension of the traditional paramedic role, where paramedics provide non-acute care to patients in non-emergent conditions. Due to its success in reducing burden on hospital ...

    Authors: Aarani Paramalingam, Andrea Ziesmann, Melissa Pirrie, Francine Marzanek, Ricardo Angeles and Gina Agarwal
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:50
  5. The high utilization of acute care services, particularly emergency departments (ED), continues to be a significant concern for healthcare providers. Numerous approaches have been studied to meet the care need...

    Authors: Ally Memedovich, Benedicta Asante, Maha Khan, Nkiruka Eze, Brian R. Holroyd, Eddy Lang, Sherri Kashuba and Fiona Clement
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:49
  6. The preparedness of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) plays a crucial role in managing health disaster risks. This study was conducted to assess the disaster preparedness of EMS facilities in Iran, using a nati...

    Authors: Mehdi Beyrami Jam, Mohsen Aminizadeh, Yousof Akbari-Shahrestanaki and Hamid Reza Khankeh
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:48
  7. Frontline hospitals near active hostilities face unique challenges in delivering emergency care amid threats to infrastructure and personnel safety. Existing literature focuses on individual aspects like mass ...

    Authors: Hezi Levi, Gili Givaty, Yaniv S. Ovadia, Yaniv Alon and Mor Saban
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:47
  8. The high prevalence of COVID-19 and the necessity for social distancing have impacted medical training. On the one hand, the high mortality rate following the disease led the American Heart Association (AHA) t...

    Authors: Shoaib Sarboozi-Hosseinabadi, Gholamreza Sharifzadeh and Seyed Mohammadreza Hosseini
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:46
  9. Patient health-related social needs (HRSN) complicate care and drive poor outcomes in emergency department (ED) settings. This study sought to understand what HRSN information is available to ED physicians and...

    Authors: Olena Mazurenko, Adam T Hirsh, Christopher A Harle, Cassidy McNamee and Joshua R Vest
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:45
  10. Injuries are an extremely important public health problem worldwide. Despite being largely preventable and despite government efforts, injuries continue to be a major public health issue. Thus, the study tends...

    Authors: Lehulu Tilahun, Mulusew Zeleke, Birhanu Desu, Kirubel Dagnew, Aytenew Nega, Endalk Birrie, Nathan Estifanos, Akele Tegegne and Asresu Feleke
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:44
  11. In this study we aimed to explore EMCC triage of suspected and confirmed stroke patients to gain more knowledge about the initial phase of the acute stroke response chain. Accurate dispatch at the Emergency Me...

    Authors: Bjørn Jamtli, Maren Ranhoff Hov, Trine Møgster Jørgensen, Jo Kramer-Johansen, Hege Ihle-Hansen, Else Charlotte Sandset, Håvard Wahl Kongsgård and Camilla Hardeland
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:43
  12. Prediction of serious outcomes among patients with physiological instability is crucial in airway management. In this study, we aim to develop a score to predict serious outcomes following intubation in critic...

    Authors: Shahan Waheed, Junaid Abdul Razzak, Nadeemullah Khan, Ahmed Raheem and Asad Iqbal Mian
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:40
  13. To determine the effectiveness of applying the Sydney Triage to Admission Risk Tool (START) in conjunction with senior early assessment in different Emergency Departments (EDs).

    Authors: Saartje Berendsen Russell, Radhika V Seimon, Emma Dixon, Margaret Murphy, Matthew Vukasovic, Nicole Bohlken, Sharon Taylor, Zoe Cooper, Jennifer Scruton, Nitin Jain and Michael M Dinh
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:39
  14. Emergency medical services (EMS) providers encounter a variety of challenges due to the unpredictable, uncontrollable, and dynamic conditions in the pre-hospital field. This study explored the perceived profes...

    Authors: Afshin Khazaei, Ali Afshari, Mahnaz Khatiban, Seyed Reza Borzou, Khodayar Oshvandi, Majedeh Nabavian and Maryam Maddineshat
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:38
  15. Ambulance service demand and utilization are increasing worldwide. To address this issue, the factors that affect ambulance use must be identified. Few studies have examined factors that can intervene and thus...

    Authors: Yotaro Asano, Tomo Takasugi, Keiko Ueno, Naoki Kondo, Atsuto Yoshino and Toshiyuki Ojima
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:37
  16. The impact of the chronological sequence of events, including cardiac arrest (CA), initial cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), and extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resu...

    Authors: Amir Vahedian-Azimi, Ibrahim Fawzy Hassan, Farshid Rahimi-Bashar, Hussam Elmelliti, Mahmood Salesi, Hazim Alqahwachi, Fatima Albazoon, Anzila Akbar, Ahmed Labib Shehata, Abdulsalam Saif Ibrahim and Ali Ait Hssain
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:36
  17. Physician-staffed helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) are dispatched to a variety of incidents, ranging from less serious to life-threatening. The skillset of a physician may be important to provide a...

    Authors: Eirik Ringen, Helge Haugland and Jostein Rødseth Brede
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:35
  18. Due to a systemic modification in Swedish emergency medical services (EMS) staffing in recent years, the nature of the Swedish EMS has changed. Transport to an emergency department (ED) is no longer the only o...

    Authors: Glenn Larsson, Jana Eldh, Elisabeth Hagman and Magnus Andersson Hagiwara
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:34
  19. A recent study conducted at our tertiary hospital emergency department (ED) reviewed ED consultations and found that adolescents aged 16–18 years present significantly more often for trauma and psychiatric pro...

    Authors: Lara Brockhus, Elias Hofmann, Kristina Keitel, Martina Bärtsch, Martin Müller and Jolanta Klukowska-Rötzler
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:33
  20. Globally, chest trauma remain as a prominent contributor to both morbidity and mortality. Notably, patients experiencing blunt chest trauma exhibit a higher mortality rate (11.65%) compared to those with penet...

    Authors: Ousman Adal, Abiyu Abadi Tareke, Eyob Ketema Bogale, Tadele Fentabil Anagaw, Misganaw Guadie Tiruneh, Eneyew Talie Fenta, Destaw Endeshaw and Amare Mebrat Delie
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:32
  21. Digital technologies are increasingly being integrated into healthcare settings, including emergency departments, with the potential to improve efficiency and patient care. Although digitalisation promises man...

    Authors: Monika Bernburg, Anika Tell, David A. Groneberg and Stefanie Mache
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:31
  22. After the Kahramanmaras earthquake of February 6, 2023, the disaster of the century, a significant number of victims were admitted to intensive care units (ICUs). In this study, we aimed to share the character...

    Authors: Kaniye Aydin, Aysun Ozel Yesilyurt, Ferhat Cetinkaya, Mehmet Gokhan Gok, Omer Dogan and Dilek Ozcengiz
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:30
  23. Workplace violence (WPV) in healthcare is a growing challenge posing significant risks to patient care and employee well-being. Existing metrics to measure WPV in healthcare settings often fail to provide deci...

    Authors: Brendan Lyver, Jaswanth Gorla, Christian Schulz-Quach, Melanie Anderson, Brendan Singh, Trevor Hanagan, Jennifer Haines and Rickinder Sethi
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:29
  24. Older adults are at high risk of developing delirium in the emergency department (ED); however, it is under-recognized in routine clinical care. Lack of detection and treatment is associated with poor outcomes...

    Authors: Sarah Filiatreault, Sara A. Kreindler, Jeremy M. Grimshaw, Alecs Chochinov and Malcolm B. Doupe
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:28
  25. Mobility assessment enhances the ability of vital sign-based early warning scores to predict risk. Currently mobility is not routinely assessed in a standardized manner in Denmark during the ambulance transfer...

    Authors: Søren Westh Asmussen, Jacob Metze Holme, Kurt Joensen, Stine Ibsen, Henrik Bøggild, Erika Frischknecht Christensen and Tim Alex Lindskou
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:27
  26. The reverse shock index (rSI) combined with the Simplified Motor Score (sMS), that is, the rSI-sMS, is a novel and efficient prehospital triage scoring system for patients with COVID-19. In this study, we eval...

    Authors: Meng-Yu Wu, Yueh-Tseng Hou, Jui-Yuan Chung and Giou-Teng Yiang
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:26
  27. Emergency departments globally are overburdened, and emergency medicine residency is losing popularity among students and physicians. This raises concerns about the collapse of a life-saving system. Our goal w...

    Authors: Luka Petravić, Boštjan Bajec, Evgenija Burger, Eva Tiefengraber, Ana Slavec and Matej Strnad
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:25
  28. During the last decade, the progressive increase in age and associated chronic comorbidities and polypharmacy. However, assessments of the risk of emergency department (ED) revisiting published to date often n...

    Authors: Jesús Ruiz-Ramos, Emili Vela, David Monterde, Marta Blazquez-Andion, Mireia Puig-Campmany, Jordi Piera-Jiménez, Gerard Carot and Ana María Juanes-Borrego
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:23
  29. Missed care refers to the omission or delay in performing any aspect of patient’s care (either a part of the care or the entire care). Currently, missed care has become a growing concern at the international l...

    Authors: Zahra Rooddehghan, Hamid Karimi, Esmaeil Mohammadnejad, Leila Sayadi, Shima Haghani and Raoofeh Karimi
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:22
  30. During natural catastrophes, hospital staff members’ readiness for crisis management—particularly concerning patient evacuation and improving their safety—becomes paramount. This study aimed to identify the co...

    Authors: Shandiz Moslehi, Mohammad Masbi, Nader Noori, Fereshteh Taheri, Samira Soleimanpour and Sajjad Narimani
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:21
  31. Unscheduled return visits (URVs) to emergency departments (EDs) are used to assess the quality of care in EDs. Machine learning (ML) models can incorporate a wide range of complex predictors to identify high-r...

    Authors: Yi-Chih Lee, Chip-Jin Ng, Chun-Chuan Hsu, Chien-Wei Cheng and Shou-Yen Chen
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:20
  32. The COVID-19 pandemic severely impacted care for non-COVID patients. Performance indicators to monitor acute care, timely reported and internationally accepted, lacked during the pandemic in OECD countries. Th...

    Authors: Ana Sofia V. Carvalho, Bente Broekema, Óscar Brito Fernandes, Niek Klazinga and Dionne Kringos
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:19
  33. Prehospital care for cold-stressed and hypothermic patients focuses on effective insulation and rewarming. When encountering patients wearing wet clothing, rescuers can either remove the wet clothing before is...

    Authors: Linn Therese Hagen, Guttorm Brattebø, Jörg Assmus Dipl-Math, Øystein Wiggen, Øyvind Østerås, Sigurd Mydske and Øyvind Thomassen
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:18
  34. Mechanical thrombectomy is the treatment of choice for large vessel occlusion strokes done only in comprehensive stroke centres (CSC). We investigated whether the transportation time of thrombectomy candidates...

    Authors: Pauli Vuorinen, Piritta Setälä, Jyrki Ollikainen and Sanna Hoppu
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:17
  35. This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of intravenous ibuprofen or intravenous ibuprofen plus acetaminophen compared to intravenous morphine in patients with closed extremity fractures.

    Authors: Mehdi Nasr Isfahani, Hossein Etesami, Omid Ahmadi and Babak Masoumi
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:15
  36. Major trauma and its consequences are one of the leading causes of death worldwide across all age groups. Few studies have conducted comparative age-specific investigations. It is well known that children resp...

    Authors: Teresa Maek, Ulrike Fochtmann, Pascal Jungbluth, Bastian Pass, Rolf Lefering, Carsten Schoeneberg, Sven Lendemans and Bjoern Hussmann
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:14
  37. Musculoskeletal conditions are the most common health condition seen in emergency departments. Hence, the most effective approaches to managing these conditions is of interest. This systematic review aimed to ...

    Authors: Simon P Vella, Alla Melman, Danielle Coombs, Christopher G Maher, Michael S Swain, Elizabeth Monk and Gustavo C Machado
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:13
  38. In the chain of survival for Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), each component of care contributes to improve the prognosis of the patient with OHCA. The SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic potentially affected...

    Authors: Chie Tanaka, Takashi Tagami, Junya Kaneko, Nobuya Kitamura, Hideo Yasunaga, Shotaro Aso, Munekazu Takeda and Masamune Kuno
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:12
  39. Prolonged prehospital time is a major global problem in the emergency medical system (EMS). Although factors related to prolonged on-scene times (OSTs) have been reported in patients with trauma and critical m...

    Authors: Keiko Ueno, Chie Teramoto, Daisuke Nishioka, Shiho Kino, Hiroyuki Sawatari and Kazuaki Tanabe
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:10
  40. Long-term care (LTC) was overwhelmingly impacted by COVID-19 and unnecessary transfer to emergency departments (ED) can have negative health outcomes. This study aimed to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic impa...

    Authors: Leanna Wyer, Yair Guterman, Vivian Ewa, Eddy Lang, Peter Faris and Jayna Holroyd-Leduc
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:9
  41. The effect of alcohol consumption on trauma remains controversial. The effects of alcohol on hemorrhage and peritonitis after blunt abdominal trauma have rarely been discussed. This study aimed to explore the ...

    Authors: Ting-Min Hsieh, Kuo-Chen Huang, Po-Chun Chuang, Chun-Ting Liu, Bei-Yu Wu, Ching-Hua Hsieh and Fu-Jen Cheng
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:8
  42. Focused assessment with sonography for trauma helps detect abdominal free fluid. Prehospital ultrasound scanning is also important because the early diagnosis of hemoperitoneum may reduce the time to definitiv...

    Authors: Kun-Te Lin, Zih-Yang Lin, Cheng-Chieh Huang, Shang-Yan Yu, Jing-Lan Huang, Jian-Houng Lin and Yan-Ren Lin
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:7
  43. Pericardial effusion (PE) is a rare yet an important cause of child mortality due to collection of excess fluid in pericardial space. The study aimed to describe the PE profile in the national cardiac referral...

    Authors: Selamawit Amare and Henok Tadele
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:6
  44. Nurses have always been at the forefront of providing services for victims of disasters. Using nurses’ experiences in disaster planning can play an important role in improving their readiness to provide health...

    Authors: Khadijeh Akbari, Arezoo Yari and Abbas Ostadtaghizadeh
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:4
  45. In patients with major hemorrhage, balanced transfusions and limited crystalloid use is recommended in both civilian and military guidelines. This transfusion strategy is often applied in the non-trauma patien...

    Authors: Marte Irene Skille Carlsen, Jostein Rødseth Brede, Christian Medby and Oddvar Uleberg
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:3

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