George L. Foltin

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OBJECTIVES Describe the epidemiology of pediatric psychiatric-related visits to emergency departments participating in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. METHODS Retrospective analysis of emergency department presentations for psychiatric-related visits (International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, codes 290.0-314.90) for(More)
METHODS A cohort of children younger than 18 years presenting to an urban pediatric emergency department (PED) who underwent psychiatric consultation was analyzed. A standardized data collection sheet was prospectively completed and included: patient characteristics, extent of medical evaluation and findings, ancillary diagnostic studies, resources(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the patterns of referral and use of resources for patients with psychiatric-related visits presenting to pediatric emergency departments (EDs) in a pediatric research network. METHODS We conducted a retrospective chart review of a random sample of patients (approximately 10 charts per month per site) who presented with(More)
OBJECTIVE Caregivers of young children frequently measure doses of liquid medications incorrectly. Use of nonstandardized dosing instruments and lack of knowledge that dosing is weight-based contribute to dosing errors. We sought to assess whether low caregiver health literacy was associated with these outcomes. METHODS This was a cross-sectional analysis(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe a series of nonmotorized scooter-related injuries to children to increase public awareness and encourage prevention of such injuries. DESIGN A descriptive study of a consecutive series of patients. SETTING The pediatric emergency service of a municipal hospital. PARTICIPANTS All children <18 years old who presented to the(More)
Injury is a leading cause of death and disability. Preventing injuries from ever occurring is primary injury prevention (PIP). The objective of this statement is to present the consensus of a 16-member panel of leaders from the out-of-hospital emergency medical services (EMS) community on essential and desirable EMS PIP activities. Essential PIP activities(More)
A prospective observational study of 4,653 consecutive cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OOHCA) occurring in New York City from April 1, 2002, to March 31, 2003, was used to assess racial/ethnic differences in the incidence of OOHCA and 30-day survival after hospital discharge among OOHCA patients. The age-adjusted incidence of OOHCA per 10,000(More)
Controversy exists regarding the efficacy of prehospital assisted ventilation by endotracheal intubation (ETI) versus bag-valve-mask (BVM) in serious pediatric head injury. The National Pediatric Trauma Registry (NPTR-3) data set was analyzed to examine this question. NPTR-3 (n = 31,464) was queried regarding the demographics, injury mechanism, injury(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal was to assess the knowledge and confidence in recognition, management, documentation, and reporting of child maltreatment among a representative sample of emergency medical services personnel in the United States. METHODS A questionnaire was developed and pilot-tested, with the input of experts in emergency medical services and child(More)