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This study was performed to investigate the effect of active and passive warming measures implemented in the prehospital phase on the body temperature of trauma patients.
Daniel P. Davis, MD; David Olvera, BA, NRP, FP-C, CMTE; William Selde, MD; John Wilmas, MD; David Stuhlmiller, MD Abstract Background Rapid sequence intubation (RSI) may compromise perfusion because of the use of sympatholytic medications as well as subsequent positive pressure ventilation. The use of bolus vasopressor agents may reverse hypotension and prevent arrest. Methods […]
Gregory Sun, Susan Wojcik, Jennifer Noce, Nicholas Cochran-Caggiano, Tracie DeSantis, Steven Friedman, Derek R. Cooney & Chrisitan Knutsen Abstract Background: The manual resuscitator device is the most common method of ventilating patients with respiratory failure, either with a facemask, or with an advanced airway such as an endotracheal tube (ETT). Barotrauma and gastric inflation from […]
Daniel P. Davis, MD — Scientific Advisor/Medical director, Air Methods Corporation; Dave Olvera, BA, NRP — Director of Clinical research, Air Methods Corporation; Leslie Brown, BS, NRP, FP-C, TP-C — Clinical Base Lead – Flight Paramedic, Air Methods Corporation; Kaitlyn Price, BSN, RN, CFRN, TCRN — Flight Nurse, Air Methods Corporation; Laura Smith, BSN, RN, […]
Jennifer Noce BA, NRP, CCEMTP, FP-C, CCP-C David Olvera BA, NRP, FP-C, CMTE Daniel Davis MD Abstract Background: Rapid sequence intubation (RSI) is a critical procedure in the resuscitation of critically ill and injured patients but carries an important risk of oxygen desaturation. In the adult population, a target preoxygenation threshold of >93% has been […]
Leslie Brown, BS, FP-C, TP-C, NRP; Daniel P. Davis, MD; Kaitlyn Price, BSN, RN, CFRN, TCRN; Laura Smith, BSN, RN, CFRN, CEN, EMT-P — Air Methods Corporation Abstract Background: Early blood administration is associated with improved survival from traumatic shock, but the use of whole blood (WB) versus packed red blood cells (PRBCs) remains controversial. […]
Scott Kunkel; Timothy Lenz Abstract Background: Rapid sequence intubation (RSI) is performed by helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) providers to establish airway control. Common induction agents are etomidate and ketamine, both touted to have relatively stable hemodynamic profiles. Limited data comparing these medications in the air medical setting exist. Objective: Compare administration of ketamine and […]
Moy, Hawnwan P. MD; Olvera, David BA, FP-C, NRP, CMTE; Nayman, B. Daniel MBA, NRP, CCP-C, FP-C; Pappal, Ryan D. BS, NRP; Hayes, Jane M. MPH; Mohr, Nicholas M. MD, MS; Kollef, Marin H. MD; Palmer, Christopher M. MD, FCCM; Ablordeppey, Enyo MD, MPH; Faine, Brett PharmD, MS; Roberts, Brian W. MD, MSc; Fuller, Brian […]
David Olvera, BA, NRP; Michael J. Lauria, MD, NRP, FP-C; Jennifer Noce, NRP, CCEMTP, FP-C, CCP-C; William B. Weir, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, FAEMS Abstract Human factors engineering innovations, such as checklists, have been adopted in various acute care settings to improve safety with reasonable compliance and acceptance. In the air medical industry, checklists have been […]
Thomas Crain, BSN, RN, CFRN FP-C; Daniel Davis, MD, FACEP; Darrin Buchta, BS, NRP, FP-C, MTSP-C — Air Methods Corporation Introduction: Use of a bougie during emergency rapid sequence intubation (RSI) appears to increase first attempt success but may increase time to a definitive airway. This analysis was performed to explore primary use of a […]
D.Olvera – A.Patanwala – A. Wolfe Jr. – J. Sakles Abstract Pre-hospital tracheal intubation of the critically ill and injured can be challenging and patients are at risk of serious complications. The purpose of this study was to determine the association between the number of intubation attempts and the occurrence of physiologic deterioration. This institutional […]
Rapid sequence intubation (RSI) is associated with a number of complications that can increase morbidity and mortality. Among RSI agents used to blunt awareness of the procedure and produce amnesia, keta-mine is unique in its classiﬁcation as a dissociative agent rather than a central nervous system depressant. Thus, ketamine should have a lower risk of peri-RSI hypotension because of the minimal sympatholysis com-pared with other agents.