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Prehospital Emergency Medicine

Call for Papers

Prehospital Emergency Medicine is the field of medicine dedicated to the care of acutely injured or ill patients at the scene and during transport to hospital. It differs in many aspects from emergency medicine provided in hospitals. Emergency medical services (EMS), paramedics, and prehospital emergency physicians are confronted with a broad spectrum of the most severe traumatic and nontraumatic emergencies in all patient ages, which have to be managed with limited resources, under challenging circumstances, and without having the backup of a team of different specialists available. Due to limited tolerance of the human body to adverse events such as shock, hypoxia, or ischemia, early efficient treatment in the prehospital phase is crucial for favorable outcome. Yet, literature provides little evidence for optimal prehospital treatment strategies, and research often solely focuses on in-hospital treatment in the emergency room, operating room, or intensive care unit.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles andreview articles that provide new insights or summarize the currentstate of the art of prehospital emergency treatment. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Prehospital cardiac, neurologic, metabolic, obstetric, or pediatric emergencies
  • Trauma including multitrauma and traumatic brain injury
  • Prehospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Drowning, decompression illness, or other aquatic emergencies
  • Intoxications
  • Human factors, simulation, and training in prehospital emergency medicine
  • EMS systems organization
  • Helicopter emergency medical services and air medical transport
  • Technical rescue and extrication
  • Mass casualty management and disaster medicine
  • Military medicine and terror-related emergencies
  • Innovations in the EMS

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/emergency.medicine/peme/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 27 December 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 21 March 2014
Publication DateFriday, 16 May 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Patrick Schober, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; p.schober@vumc.n

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