EMS 2014 LLSA Reading List

Prehospital Neurologic Emergencies

Silbergleit R, Durkalski V, Lowenstein D, Conwit R, Pancioli A, Palesch Y, et al; NETT Investigators. Intramuscular versus intravenous therapy for prehospital status epilepticus. N Engl J Med 2012;366(7):591-600. 

Prehospital Cardiac Emergencies

Verbeek PR, Ryan D, Turner L, Craig AM. Serial prehospital 12-lead electrocardiograms increase identification of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Prehosp Emerg Care 2012;16(1):109-14.

EMS System Issues

Galvagno SM Jr, Haut ER, Zafar SN, Millin MG, Efron DT, Koenig GJ Jr, et al. Association between helicopter vs ground emergency medical services and survival for adults with major trauma. JAMA 2012;307(15):1602-10.

Blanchard IE, Doig CJ, Hagel BE, et al. Emergency medical services response time and mortality in an urban setting. Prehosp Emerg Care 2012;16(1):142-51. 

Bakalos G, Mamali M, Komninos C, et al. Advanced life support versus basic life support in the pre-hospital setting: a meta-analysis. Resuscitation 2011;82(9):1130-7. 

Patient Safety and Medical Errors

Lammers R, Byrwa M, Fales W. Root causes of errors in a simulated prehospital pediatric emergency. Acad Emerg Med 2012;19(1):37-47. 

Prehospital Trauma Care

Kragh JF Jr, Littrel ML, Jones JA, et al. Battle casualty survival with emergency tourniquet use to stop limb bleeding. J Emerg Med 2011;41(6):590-7. 

Haut ER, Kalish BT, Efron DT, Haider AH, Stevens KA, Kieninger AN, et al. Spine immobilization in penetrating trauma: more harm than good? J Trauma 2010;68(1):115-20; discussion 120-1. 

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Aufderheide TP, Nichol G, Rea TD, et al; Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) Investigators. A trial of an impedance threshold device in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. N Engl J Med 2011;365(9):798-806.

Bobrow BJ, Spaite DW, Berg RA, et al. Chest compression-only CPR by lay rescuers and survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. JAMA 2010;304(13):1447-54.

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest - Defibrillation

Stiell IG, Nichol G, Leroux BG, et al; ROC Investigators. Early versus later rhythm analysis in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. N Engl J Med 2011;365(9):787-97.

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest - Pharmacologic Therapy

Hagihara A, Hasegawa M, Abe T, Nagata T, Wakata Y, Miyazaki S. Prehospital epinephrine use and survival among patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. JAMA 2012;307(11):1161-8.

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest - Airway Management

Wang HE, Szydlo D, Stouffer JA, et al; ROC Investigators. Endotracheal intubation versus supraglottic airway insertion in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Resuscitation 2012;83(9):1061-6. Epub 2012 Jun 1.

Prehospital Respiratory Care