Topics include: ECG acquisition and STEMI specific interpretation, telemedicine and regional triage centers, the increasingly important role of nurses and paramedic personnel. Additionally, gain an international perspective as authors from multiple countries discuss their experiences with diverse systems that manage prehospital STEMI recognition and care.
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It is common practice to obtain much of the history by paramedical personnel, interactive computer activities, or a patient questionnaire completed before seeing the physician. Hence, the patient–physician interaction can be focused with emphasis on the patient’s concerns. Additionally, important positive and negative findings may be reviewed with the patient before the physical examination.
The evolution of trauma care in developed countries around the world has created new and exciting roles
for all the personnel involved in the resuscitation and recovery of critically injured patients. The stress on
strict roles for the nurse, doctor, paramedic and ancillary staff is now being replaced by a greater emphasis
on the ‘team approach’. This acknowledges the interactive nature of the procedures undertaken by the trauma
team and the need for close cooperation at all stages of the resuscitation.
Respiratory distress is a common symptom of patients transported to hospitals by
emergency medical services (EMS) personnel. The benefit of advanced life support
for such patients has not been established.
The Ontario Prehospital Advanced Life Support (OPALS) Study was a controlled clinical
trial that was conducted in 15 cities before and after the implementation of a
program to provide advanced life support for patients with out-of-hospital respiratory