Jerry Overton

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CONTEXT Only 1% to 8% of adults with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survive to hospital discharge. OBJECTIVE To compare resuscitation outcomes before and after an urban emergency medical services (EMS) system switched from manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to load-distributing band (LDB) CPR. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS A phased,(More)
Pattern-Oriented Analysis and Design (POAD) is the practice of building complex software by applying proven designs to specific problem domains. Although a great deal of research and practice has been devoted to formalizing existing design patterns and discovering new ones, there has been relatively little research into methods for combining these patterns(More)
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) constitute a unique component of health care at the interface between primary and hospital care. EMS data within the pre-hospital setting represents an unparalleled source of epidemiological and health care information that have so far been neglected for public health monitoring. The European Emergency Data Project (EED(More)
In this position paper, we present an initial Problem Oriented Engineering foundation for a small part of Pattern-Oriented Analysis and Design (POAD). We argue for the interpretation of software design patterns as instructions for transforming quality requirements into an architecture and a 'stress test'; and show, incidentally, how to reuse an existing(More)
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Correspondence: jloverton@earthlink.net In a well attended session with >70 participants, the session on EMS System Design was the first of four in a one-day-track to focus attention on the diversity, training, clinical aspects, and component integration of prehospital care. As an introduction to the complexity of the subject, the chair provided a brief(More)
A1 Measuring the effectiveness of a novel CPRcard feedback device during simulated chest compressions by non-healthcare workers Background We aimed to see if a novel credit card size cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) feedback device helped to improve the quality of chest compressions by lay participants compared to compressions done without feedback.(More)
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