5053.0 Emergency Care Research

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 8:30 AM
Attendees will learn about whether ambulances carry equipment required to care for pediatric injury victims, characteristics of disproportionately frequent ED users and the implications for policy, and the importance of pre-hospital care for myocardial infarction victims.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the unique equipment necessary on ambulances to ensure preparedness to care for pediatric patients. 2. Describe the predisposing, enabling, and need characteristics associated with frequent ED users. 3. Discuss how a pre-hospital protocol for individuals suffering a myocardial infarction can be lifesaving. 4. Describe the use of emergency department discharge data in injury surveillance for older adults.

8:30 AM
Availability of Pediatric Equipment on Basic and Advanced Life Support Ambulances
Michael Ely, MHRM, Tasmeen Singh Weik, MPH, NREMTP, Patricia Schmuhl, Andrea Genovesi, MA, J. Michael Dean, MD, MBA and Lenora Olson, PhD
9:10 AM
Cardiovascular STEMI Receiving Center System in a Large Metropolitan County
Barbara M. Stepanski, MPH, Bruce Haynes, MD, Les Gardina, RN, MSN, Rebecca Pate, MPH , RN, Diane Royer, RN, Leslie Upledger Ray, PhD MPH MPPA MA, Holly Shipp, MPH and Alan M. Smith, PhD, MPH
9:30 AM
Use of emergency department discharge data for the surveillance of injuries among older adults
Holly Shipp, MPH, Leslie Upledger Ray, PhD MPH MPPA MA, Alan M. Smith, PhD, MPH, Barbara M. Stepanski, MPH, Julianne M. Cooke, MPH, Kristin Garrett, MPH and C. Beth Sise, JD, RN, MSN

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services
Endorsed by: Gerontological Health

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing