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This study reviews the outcome of 17 hypothermic patients air evacuated by a civilian helicopter transport service. Age (33 +/- 23), type and duration of exposure, and rewarm methods were examined for each patient. Temperature (T), heart rate (HR), blood pressure (BP), respiratory rate (RR), Glasgow coma score (GCS), trauma score (TS), CRAMS score (CS), and(More)
To gather information about paramedic use of 11 advanced life-support (ALS) procedures, 74 emergency physicians and 171 paramedics practicing in Utah were surveyed. Response was 66% and 65%, respectively. Performance difficulty, frequency of use, and success rate were evaluated. The willingness of physicians to order, and paramedics to perform each(More)
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