Benjamin A. Stubbs

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PROBLEM New WHO strategies for control of malaria in pregnancy (MiP) recommend intermittent preventive treatment (IPTp), bednet use and improved case management. APPROACH A pilot MiP programme in Mozambique was designed to determine requirements for scale-up. LOCAL SETTING The Ministry of Health worked with a nongovernmental organization and an academic(More)
BACKGROUND Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) claims millions of lives worldwide each year. OHCA survival from shockable arrhythmias (ventricular fibrillation/ tachycardia) improved in several communities after implementation of American Heart Association resuscitation guidelines that eliminated "stacked" shocks and emphasized chest compressions.(More)
Falls account for a substantial portion of 9-1-1 calls, but few studies have examined the potential for an emergency medical system role in fall prevention. We tested the feasibility and effectiveness of an emergency medical technician (EMT)-delivered, at-scene intervention to link elders calling 9-1-1 for a fall with a multifactorial fall prevention(More)
BACKGROUND Exposure to excessive heat kills more people than any other weather-related phenomenon, aggravates chronic diseases, and causes direct heat illness. Strong associations between extreme heat and health have been identified through increased mortality and hospitalizations and there is growing evidence demonstrating increased emergency department(More)
INTRODUCTION This study investigated facilitators and barriers to adoption of an at-scene patient education program by firefighter emergency medical technicians (EMTs) in King County, Washington. METHODS We consulted providers of emergency medical services (EMS) to develop a patient education pamphlet in the form of a tear-off sheet that could be attached(More)
Journal Subject Code: [25] CPR and emergency cardiac care Abstract: Background-Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) claims millions of lives worldwide each
Background—Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) claims millions of lives worldwide each year. OHCA survival from shockable arrhythmias (ventricular fibrillation/tachycardia) improved in several communities after implementation of American Heart Association resuscitation guidelines that eliminated " stacked " shocks and emphasized chest compressions. "(More)
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