The 2020 EMS LLSA Article Summaries


The 2020 EMS LLSA Articles and test have been released by ABEM.

The EMS MEd team & NAEMSP Education committee are happy to bring to you concise summaries of all 14 articles via the Article Bites section of the blog. Click on the article link to be connected to the article summary.

1. Jarvis JL, Gonzales J, Johns D, Sager L. Implementation of a clinical bundle to reduce out-of-hospital peri-intubation hypoxia. Ann Emerg Med 2018 Sep;72(3):272-9.

2. Patterson PD, Higgins JS, Van Dongen HPA, Buysse DJ, Thackery RW, Kupas DF, et al.Evidence-based guidelines for fatigue risk management in emergency medical services. Prehosp Emerg Care 2018 Feb;22(sup1):89-101.

3. Klebacher R, Harris MI, Ariyaprakai N, Tagore A, Robbins V, Dudley LS, et al.Incidence of naloxone redosing in the age of the new opioid epidemic.Prehosp Emerg Care Nov-Dec 2017;21(6):682-7.

4. Benger JR, Kirby K, Black S, Brett SJ, Clout M, Lazaroo MJ, et al.Effect of a strategy of a supraglottic airway device vs tracheal intubation during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest on functional outcome: The AIRWAYS-2 randomized clinical trial. JAMA 2018 Aug;320(8):779-91.

5. PARAMEDIC2 Collaborators. A randomized trial of epinephrine in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. N Engl J Med 2018 Aug;379(8):711-21.

6. Wang HE, Schmicker RH, Daya MR, Stephens SW, Idris AH, Carlson JN, et al. Effect of a strategy of initial laryngeal tube insertion vs endotracheal intubation on 72-hour survival in adults with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA 2018 Aug;320(8):769-78.

7. Bosson N, Sanko S, Stickney RE, Niemann J, French WJ, Jollis JG, et al. Causes of prehospital misinterpretations of ST elevation myocardial infarction. Prehosp Emerg Care 2017 May-Jun;21(3):283-90.

8. Kupas DF, Melnychuk EM, Young AJ. Glasgow coma scale motor component (“patient does not follow commands”) performs similarly to total glasgow coma scale in predicting severe injury in trauma patients. Ann Emerg Med Dec 2016:68(6):744-50.

9. Sacramento County Prehospital Research Consortium.Out-of-hospital triage of older adults with head injury: a retrospective study of the effect of adding “anticoagulation or antiplatelet medication use” as a criterion.Ann Emerg Med 2017 Aug;70(2):127-38.

10. Spaite DW, Hu C, Bobrow BJ, Chikani V, Barnhart B, Gaither JB, et al.The effect of combined out-of-hospital hypotension and hypoxia on mortality in major traumatic brain injury. Ann Emerg Med 2017 Jan;69(1):62-72.

11. Remick K, Redgate C, Ostermayer D, Kaji AH, Gausche-Hill M. Prehospital glucose testing for children with seizures: A proposed change in management. Prehosp Emerg Care 2017 Mar-Apr;21(2):216-21.

12. Fischer PE, Perina DG, Delbridge TR, Fallat ME, Salomone JP, Dodd J, et al.Spinal motion restriction in the trauma patient – A joint position statement. Prehosp Emerg Care 2018 Nov-Dec;22(6):659-61.

13. PAMPer Study Group. Prehospital plasma during air medical transport in trauma patients at risk for hemorrhagic shock. N Engl J Med 2018 Jul;379(4):315-26.

14. Smith ER, Shapiro G, Sarani B. The profile of wounding in civilian public mass shooting fatalities. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2016 Jul;81(1):86-92.

A big thank you to the Article Bites summary authors & the content review group.


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