Management and outcomes of pediatric patients transported by emergency medical services in a Canadian prehospital system

  • J. R
  • M.H. O
  • L. N
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Abstract

Objectives: There is uncertainty around the types of interventions that are provided by emergency medical services (EMS) to children during prehospital transport. We describe the patient characteristics, events, interventions provided and outcomes of a cohort of children transported by EMS. Methods: This prospective cohort study was conducted in a city of 750 000 people with a 2-tiered EMS system. All children:

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  • *child health care
  • *emergency health service
  • *patient transport
  • Canada
  • ambulance
  • article
  • artificial ventilation
  • blood glucose monitoring
  • cervical spine
  • child
  • cohort analysis
  • competence
  • endotracheal intubation
  • female
  • fracture immobilization
  • glucose/ec [Endogenous Compound]
  • heart hemodynamics
  • hemodynamic monitoring
  • hospital admission
  • human
  • injury
  • intravenous administration
  • major clinical study
  • male
  • medical record
  • outcomes research
  • oxygen therapy
  • paramedical personnel
  • respiratory distress
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Authors

  • Richard J.

  • Osmond M.H.

  • Nesbitt L.

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