Emergency Medicine International

Prehospital Care


Publishing date
15 Feb 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Aug 2011

1Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA

2Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center; Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado, CO, USA

3Boston EMS, Police and Fire; Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA

4“Urgence Pratique Formation,” Ganges, France


Prehospital Care

Description

The delivery of prehospital care for injury and illness is reaching a new level of basis in evidence and data. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) medical directors are increasingly looking to others' experiences to inform their own decisions about implementation of cutting-edge approaches. In addition to the traditional areas of focus in airway management and circulatory support, EMS providers have opportunity to significantly improve survival with prehospital institution of practices such as therapeutic hypothermia. Prehospital diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities are potentially aided by new technology (e.g., ultrasound and nonintravenous drug delivery systems). Furthermore, new methods of executing consent are enhancing capabilities to execute scientifically rigorous out-of-hospital studies. We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that seek to share EMS experiences with novel techniques, extend the evidence base supporting prehospital practices, or overview critical subject areas in which recent advances have changed the standard of care. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Utilization of periresuscitation techniques intended to enhance survival in critically ill patients (e.g., therapeutic hypothermia in postarrest situations)
  • Assessment of new approaches to old problems (e.g., testing of airway devices requiring lesser skills in training than endotracheal intubation
  • Deployment of EMS in areas with limited resources including rural regions with prolonged transport times
  • Use of EMS resources in disaster/mass-casualty situations
  • Focus on EMS performance in special populations such as pediatric patients
  • Reporting on EMS performance with respect to nontraditional or previously underutilized endpoints (e.g., pain relief)
  • Analysis of current resource utilization with focus on areas subject to improvement (e.g., collaboration between ground and air EMS for helicopter triage appropriateness)
  • Cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis including both mortality and nonmortality endpoints

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


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 965480
  • - Editorial

Prehospital Care

Stephen H. Thomas | Christopher Colwell | ... | Jeffrey M. Goodloe
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 729795
  • - Research Article

Tulsa Oklahoma Oktoberfest Tent Collapse Report

Kelly E. Deal | Carolyn K. Synovitz | ... | Charles E. Stewart
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 904521
  • - Review Article

Subcutaneous Fluid Administration: A Potentially Useful Tool in Prehospital Care

Annette O. Arthur | Jeffrey M. Goodloe | Stephen H. Thomas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 745706
  • - Research Article

EMS Stretcher “Misadventures” in a Large, Urban EMS System: A Descriptive Analysis of Contributing Factors and Resultant Injuries

Jeffrey M. Goodloe | Christopher J. Crowder | ... | Stephen H. Thomas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 905976
  • - Research Article

Patients Refusing Prehospital Transport Are Increasingly Likely to Be Geriatric

Peyton Holder | Annette O. Arthur | ... | Stephen H. Thomas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 837020
  • - Review Article

Medical Transport of Children with Complex Chronic Conditions

Carlos F. Lerner | Robert B. Kelly | ... | Thomas S. Klitzner
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 876703
  • - Review Article

Helicopter EMS Transport Outcomes Literature: Annotated Review of Articles Published 2007–2011

Brandon S. Brown | Korby A. Pogue | ... | Stephen H. Thomas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 698562
  • - Review Article

Helicopter EMS: Research Endpoints and Potential Benefits

Stephen H. Thomas | Annette O. Arthur
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 912570
  • - Clinical Study

Can Peak Expiratory Flow Measurements Differentiate Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease from Congestive Heart Failure?

John E. Gough | Kori L. Brewer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 161630
  • - Review Article

Measuring Quality in Emergency Medical Services: A Review of Clinical Performance Indicators

Mazen J. El Sayed
Emergency Medicine International
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Acceptance rate30%
Submission to final decision64 days
Acceptance to publication33 days
CiteScore0.890
Impact Factor1.000
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