Lisa M Caputo

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OBJECTIVE To synthesise published and unpublished findings examining the relationship between institutional trauma centre volume or trauma patient volume per surgeon and mortality. BACKGROUND Evidence on the relationship between patient volume and survival in trauma patients is inconclusive in the literature and remains controversial. METHODS A(More)
Emergent ambulance transportation is associated with increased risk of collision, injury, and death for EMS professionals, patients, and the general public. Time saved using lights and siren (L&S) is typically small, and often provides minimal clinical benefit. Our objective was to investigate the frequency of L&S transports, describe the precision of the(More)
Medical graduates require positive attitudes toward older people with cognitive impairment, in addition to knowledge and skills in the diagnosis and management of dementia. The Student Training Project in Dementia (STriDE) project was conducted to ensure that these needs are met through curricula in Western Australian medical schools. Two medical schools in(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The safety and efficacy of intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV tPA) following acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is dependent on its timely administration. In 2014, our Comprehensive Stroke Center designed and implemented a computed tomography-Direct protocol to streamline the evaluation process of suspected patients with AIS, with(More)
Department of Trauma Research, Medical Center of Plano, Plano, Texas, USA Department of Trauma Research, Swedish Medical Center, Englewood, Colorado, USA Department of Trauma Research, St. Anthony Hospital, Lakewood, Colorado, USA Department of Trauma Research, Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA Trauma Services Department, Medical Center of(More)
This study describes the process undertaken by a private health care network to develop and implement an outreach program for rural level III to V trauma centers. The program provided individualized trauma program support to 18 rural out-of-network facilities. A case study and participant satisfaction survey demonstrate the experiences of rural trauma nurse(More)
Warfarin-related traumatic intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is often fatal, yet timely evaluation and treatment can improve outcomes. Our study describes the process of developing and implementing a protocol to guide the care of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) on preinjury warfarin developed by nurses across several service lines at our Level I(More)
AIMS To determine preferred content and format for online education modules in aged care among inter-professional learners; to develop resources that meet user preferences. METHODS Stakeholders were interviewed. A survey was administered to all health/medical students and teachers at The University of Western Australia. An iterative process was used to(More)
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