Prehospital Medicine Research
Goal / Description
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are an essential component of the public health and public safety systems. Historically, EMS practice has been based on hospital practice or perceived best practices from the field. Our research focuses on evidence-based practice for EMS personnel, evaluation of EMS system components and the motivations, decision-making and expertise of the EMS workforce.
Study of EMS Findings Predictive of PediatricTrauma Center Need
To determine the predictive value of the 1999 and 2006 FIeld Triage Criteria in determining pediatric trauma center need.
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Pediatric Video-Based Education for Emergency Medical Services Personnel
To develop three blocks of four video segments each in topics relating to EMS care of pediatric patients.
Learn more about the Pediatric Video project
Geriatric Emergency Medical Services Use
To describe the epidemiology of the population of older adults presenting to the ED and provide preliminary information regarding the impact of an acute illness upon screening for depression and cognitive impairment.
Learn more about the EMS Use project
Lerner EB, Garrison HG, Nichol G, Maio RF, Lookman HA, Sheahan WD ,Franz TR ,Austad JD, Ginster AM, Spaite DW. "An Economic Toolkit for Identifying the Cost of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems: Detailed Methodology of the EMS Cost Analysis Project (EMSCAP)" Academic Emergency Medicine 2012;19:1-7.
Lerner EB, Shah MN, Swor R, Cushman JT, Guse C, Brasel K, Jurkovich GJ. "Comparison of the 1999 and 2006 trauma triage guidelines: Where do the patients go?" Prehospital Emergency Care 2011; 15: 12-17. Cushman J, Lerner B, Shah MN, et al. "EMS Provider Assessment of Vehicle Damage Compared to a Professional Crash Reconstructionist" Prehospital Emergency Care 2011 Aug 4
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|CDC||R01||Study of EMS Findings predictive of Pediatric Trauma Center Need (Multi-Site, MCW Primary)|
|NYS DOH||Grant||Pediatric Video Based Education for EMS|
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Prehospital Medicine Links
- U of R Division of Geriatrics & Aging
- NIH - National Institute on Aging
- Beeson Aging Research Program
- Alliance for Aging Research
EM Research Program