Jeff T. Grange

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OBJECTIVES To prospectively determine if on-site physicians at a mass gathering reduced the number of ambulance transports to local medical facilities. The authors also wished to determine the level of care provider (emergency medical technician, EMT-P, registered nurse, or medical doctor) required to treat and disposition each patient. METHODS This study(More)
BACKGROUND Stock car racing is America's fastest-growing professional sport. With more than 5.5 million paid admittances and another 148 million watching the 34-race NASCAR Winston Cup series on television, emergency physicians are increasingly called upon to organize medical support for such events. Currently, little reliable information is available to(More)
BACKGROUND Emergency medical services (EMS) providers may be exposed to violent behavior while performing their routine duties. OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of violence against EMS providers in the prehospital setting and to determine factors associated with such violence. METHODS Consecutive medical calls for EMS agencies in a southern(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the experience of prehospital care providers with violence. METHODS A survey addressing experiences with prehospital violence was administered to a convenience sample of emergency medical services (EMS) providers in a southern California metropolitan area. Descriptive statistics are reported. RESULTS Of 774 EMS providers surveyed,(More)
Motocross is an increasingly popular but high-risk sport. This article reviews the history of motocross, the relevant medical literature, the unique medical issues, safety equipment, and the expert recommended approach to providing support for such events. Assessment of an injured rider on or near a track requires a provider to first ensure scene safety,(More)
BACKGROUND This study sought to compare the spectrum of injuries and outcomes between off-road and on-road motorcyclists. METHODS Demographic information, accident location, helmet use, anatomic injuries, physiologic data, length of stay, transfusions, operations, Injury Severity Scores, and determination of death were abstracted for a consecutive cohort(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify factors predictive of patient load at major commercial concert first-aid stations, and to characterize the spectrum of presenting injuries and illnesses at such events. METHODS This study was a retrospective case series of patients presenting to on-site first-aid stations at five major concert venues in southern California over a(More)
Physicians are increasingly called upon to provide medical support for mass gatherings such as concerts, sporting events, political conventions, and other special events. Until recently, individuals planning such support have had little reliable information to assist them in determining what specific personnel and equipment are necessary to optimally(More)
Motorsports is the fastest growing professional sport in the United States. Each year approximately 14 drivers die, and many others are paralyzed or seriously injured. Although there is a common misconception that motorsports medicine is analogous to standard emergency or sports medicine, due to the unique racing environment a traditional approach to(More)
Electronic dance music festivals, also known as raves, are increasing in popularity. Despite the occasional tragedy in the lay press regarding medical incidents at raves, such events are relatively safe when compared to other mass gatherings. While the medical usage rates are lower than rock concerts and marathons, there are many similarities to both types(More)