Emergency Evidence Updates – July 2023


Acute assessment services for patient flow assistance in hospital emergency departments

Primary Research


Air Medical Transport for Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study of National Trends Over an 8-Year Period  Air Medical Journal

Association of Ketamine Dosing with Intubation and Other Adverse Events in Patients with Behavioral Emergencies   Prehospital Emergency Care

ECPR Survivor Estimates: A Simulation-Based Approach to Comparing ECPR Delivery Strategies   Prehospital Emergency Care

EMS Administration of Systemic Corticosteroids to Pediatric Asthma Patients: An Analysis by Severity and Transport Interval   Prehospital Emergency Care

Impact of Point-of-Care Ultrasound on Prehospital Decision Making by HEMS Physicians in Critically Ill and Injured Patients: A Prospective Cohort Study   Prehospital Disaster Medicine

Improving Emergency Medicine Clinician Awareness of Prehospital-Administered Medications   Prehospital Emergency Care

Initial Training Evolution for the Helicopter Air Ambulance Professional   Air Medical Journal

Predictors of Facial Fractures in Trauma Patients: Retrospective Review at a Level I Trauma Center   The American Surgeon

Prehospital anaesthesia by a helicopter emergency medicine service: a review   Journal of Paramedic Practice

The Association of Combined Prehospital Hypotension and Hypoxia With Outcomes Following Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation   Prehospital Emergency Care

Tourniquet Use in the Prehospital Setting   Prehospital Emergency Care

Use of Intraosseous Access in Neonatal and Pediatric Retrieval—Neonatal and Pediatric Emergency Transfer Service, New South Wales   Pediatric Emergency Care



A case report of food impaction relieved by warm water drinking therapy  The Journal of Emergency Medicine

Acute Obstructive Hydrocephalus: An Unexpected Cause of Cardiac Arrest  The Journal of Emergency Medicine

Adult patients with constipation presenting to the emergency department: Can care be improved?   Emergency Medicine Australasia

AWAreness during REsuscitation – II: A multi-center study of consciousness and awareness in cardiac arrest  Resuscitation

Can we predict failure of non-operative management of blunt splenic injuries on arrival? A comparison of predictors of immediate splenectomy versus splenectomy secondary to non-operative management failure  Trauma

CT Imaging of Geriatric Patients with Uncertain Head Trauma   The Journal of Emergency Medicine

Evaluating a new emergency department avoidance service for older people: patient and relative experiences  Emergency Medicine Journal

Factors contributing to death of major trauma victims with haemorrhage: A retrospective case–control study   Emergency Medicine Australasia

Kidney-specific biomarkers for predicting acute kidney injury following cardiac arrest  Resuscitation

Prediction of difficult laryngoscopy / difficult intubation cases using upper airway ultrasound measurements in emergency department: a prospective observational study   BMC Emergency Medicine

Prospective, observational study investigating the level of agreement between transcutaneous and invasive carbon dioxide measurements in critically ill emergency department patients   Emergency Medicine Journal

Psychosis in acute methamphetamine intoxication is usually self-limiting and can be managed in the emergency department: A retrospective series   Emergency Medicine Australasia

The incidence and characteristics of clinically relevant blunt cerebrovascular injury at an adult level 1 trauma centre: A retrospective cohort study   Trauma

Use of a Rapid Rhino in haemorrhage control for penetrating neck injury presenting in traumatic cardiac arrest   Trauma



Blast Lung Injury in Children – Injury Patterns and Associated Organ Injuries   Pediatric Emergency Care

Critical Revisits Among Children After Emergency Department Discharge   Annals of Emergency Medicine

Impact of a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, Institutional Guideline, and Electronic Order Set on Empiric Antimicrobial Use for Febrile Neutropenia   Pediatric Emergency Care

Nonaccidental Pediatric Trauma; Which Traditional Clues Predict Abuse?   Pediatric Emergency Care

Ocular Trauma in Children – An Epidemiological Study   Pediatric Emergency Care

Outcomes and characteristics of cardiac arrest in children with pulmonary hypertension: A secondary analysis of the ICU-RESUS clinical trial   Resuscitation

Parental Attitudes About Lumbar Puncture in Children With Suspected Central Nervous System Infection   Pediatric Emergency Care

Stroke Volume Measurements by Echocardiography and Ultrasonic Cardiac Output Monitor in Children – A Prospective Observational Cohort Study   Pediatric Emergency Care

The Effectiveness of the Buzzy Device in Reducing Pain in Children Undergoing Venipuncture – A Single-Center Experience   Pediatric Emergency Care

Timing of antibiotics in febrile children meeting sepsis criteria at a paediatric emergency department  Emergency Medicine Australasia



Bed tilt and ramp positions are associated with increased first-pass success of adult endotracheal intubation in the emergency department: A registry study   Emergency Medicine Australasia

Behavioural observation tool for patient involvement and collaboration in emergency care teams (PIC-ET-tool)   BMC Emergency Medicine

Emergency department staff views of NHS 111 First: qualitative interview study in England   Emergency Medicine Journal

Improving Safety and Quality With an Emergency Department Overcrowding Plan  Journal of Emergency Nursing

Interpretable machine learning model for imaging-based outcome prediction after cardiac arrest   Resuscitation

Non-shockable rhythms: A parametric model for the immediate probability of return of spontaneous circulation   Resuscitation

Suspected myocardial infarction in the emergency department: An evaluation of clinical thresholds for the Beckman Coulter Access hsTnI high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I assay   Emergency Medicine Australasia

The Effect of Mandatory Triage Questions on Triage Processes: A Qualitative Exploratory Study  Journal of Emergency Nursing

The emergency department or the emergency medicine service? Redefining the boundaries of responsibility for emergency care litigation in England  Emergency Medicine Journal

The Restrictive Red Blood Cell Transfusion Strategy for Critically Injured Patients (RESTRIC) trial: a cluster-randomized, crossover, non-inferiority multicenter trial of restrictive transfusion in trauma  Journal of Intensive Care




Summary author: Rebecca Howes @ClinicalLibsPHU
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