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Discrete event simulation of emergency department activity: a platform for system-level operations research.
  • L. Connelly, A. Bair
  • Medicine
  • Academic emergency medicine : official journal of…
  • 1 November 2004
TLDR
The development and operation of Emergency Department SIMulation (EDSIM), a new platform for computer simulation of ED activity at a Level 1 trauma center, and the EDSIM model, a flexible platform for studying ED operations as they relate to average treatment times for ED patients, are described. Expand
Emergency airway management: a multi-center report of 8937 emergency department intubations.
TLDR
Emergency physicians perform the vast majority of ED intubations, and rapid sequence intubation is the most common method, and is performed more commonly for medical than traumatic indications. Expand
Ultrasound-Assisted Peripheral Venous Access in Young Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial and Pilot Feasibility Study
TLDR
Ultrasound allows physicians to visualize peripheral veins of young children in the ED and is unable to demonstrate a clinically important benefit to a static ultrasound aided vein cannulation technique performed by clinicians with limited ultrasound training over standard technique after one failed IV attempt in an academic pediatric ED. Expand
The inaccuracy of using landmark techniques for cricothyroid membrane identification: a comparison of three techniques.
  • A. Bair, R. Chima
  • Medicine
  • Academic emergency medicine : official journal of…
  • 1 August 2015
TLDR
All three methods for identifying the cricothyroid membrane by palpation of superficial anatomy performed poorly overall and might potentially be even less accurate in instances where the superficial anatomy is not palpable due to body habitus. Expand
Techniques, success, and adverse events of emergency department adult intubations.
TLDR
In the EDs the authors studied, emergency intubation has a high and increasing success rate and both drug and device selection evolved significantly during the study period. Expand
The failed intubation attempt in the emergency department: analysis of prevalence, rescue techniques, and personnel.
TLDR
RSI is the most commonly used first line technique for ED airway management and is also the principal back-up technique when other oral or nasal intubation methods fail. Expand
The Impact of Inpatient Boarding on ED Efficiency: A Discrete-Event Simulation Study
TLDR
Results show that inpatient boarding significantly impacts both the NEDOCS score and the rate of LWBS patient and this analysis provides a quantification of the impact of boarding on emergency department patient crowding. Expand
Relationship between the National ED Overcrowding Scale and the number of patients who leave without being seen in an academic ED.
TLDR
The NEDOCS score is well correlated with LWBS, and it is hypothesized that the number of patients who leave without being seen is correlated with the simple-to-use National Emergency Department Overcrowding Scale. Expand
Cricothyrotomy: a 5-year experience at one institution.
TLDR
The complication rate of cric was significantly higher in the prehospital environment than in the ED, and the RFST was the most commonly used technique for cric at this institution. Expand
The UHP ultrasound protocol: a novel ultrasound approach to the empiric evaluation of the undifferentiated hypotensive patient.
TLDR
This protocol combines components of 3 sonographic applications: free fluid, cardiac, and abdominal aorta into a single protocol and should be a routine part of the empiric evaluation of the patient with undifferentiated hypotension or pulseless electrical activity. Expand
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