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

  • Richard J
  • Osmond M
  • Nesbitt L
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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

Author-supplied keywords

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Blood Glucose
  • Blood Pressure
  • Canada
  • Cervical Vertebrae
  • Child
  • Child,Preschool
  • Cities
  • Cohort Studies
  • Emergencies
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Faculty
  • Female
  • Glucose
  • Heart Rate
  • Humans
  • Immobilization
  • Intensive Care
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Intubation
  • Intubation,Intratracheal
  • Male
  • Medicine
  • Monitoring,Physiologic
  • Oxygen
  • Patient Admission
  • Patients
  • Prospective Studies
  • Respiration,Artificial
  • Respiratory Insufficiency
  • Seizures
  • Spine
  • Suction
  • Transportation of Patients
  • Wounds and Injuries
  • administration & dosage
  • analysis
  • blood
  • epidemiology
  • injuries
  • instrumentation
  • methods
  • statistics & numerical data

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Authors

  • J Richard

  • M H Osmond

  • L Nesbitt

  • I G Stiell

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