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The top five research priorities in physician-provided pre-hospital critical care

In 2011, a European expert panel participated in a consensus process to define key priority areas for research within the subfield of physician-provided pre-hospital critical care. The expert panel concluded that the five most important areas for further research in the field of physician-based pre-hospital critical care were the following:

  • Appropriate staffing and training in pre-hospital critical care and the effect on outcomes. This includes the value of physicians in the pre-hospital field.
  • Advanced airway management in pre-hospital care: what is best for the patient?
  • Definition of time windows for key critical interventions which are indicated in the pre-hospital phase of care
  • The role of pre-hospital ultrasound
  • Dispatch/activation criteria for pre-hospital critical care services

This thematic series published in SJTREM seeks to follow up on the progress made in these fields in the 7 years since the consensus report was published.

  1. Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2020 28:32

    Content type: Editorial

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    The original article was published in Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2020 28:28

  2. Patients served by Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) tend to be acutely injured or unwell and in need of stabilisation followed by rapid and safe transport. It is therefore hypothesised that a parti...

    Authors: Siobhán Masterson, Conor Deasy, Mark Doyle, David Hennelly, Shane Knox and Jan Sorensen

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2020 28:28

    Content type: Review

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    The Editorial to this article has been published in Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2020 28:32

  3. Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2018 26:101

    Content type: Editorial

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    The original article was published in Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2011 19:57

  4. It is a challenge to dispatch Emergency medical Services (EMS) appropriately with limited resources and maintaining patient safety; this requires accurate dispatching systems. The objective of the current syst...

    Authors: K. Bohm and L. Kurland

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2018 26:94

    Content type: Review

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  5. The conduct and benefit of pre-hospital advanced airway management and pre-hospital emergency anaesthesia have been widely debated for many years. In 2011, prehospital advanced airway management was identified...

    Authors: K. Crewdson, M. Rehn and D. Lockey

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2018 26:89

    Content type: Review

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  6. In 2011, the role of Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) was defined as one of the top five research priorities in physician-provided prehospital critical care and future research topics were proposed; the feasib...

    Authors: Morten Thingemann Bøtker, Lars Jacobsen, Søren Steemann Rudolph and Lars Knudsen

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2018 26:51

    Content type: Review

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  7. Physician-manned emergency medical teams supplement other emergency medical services in some countries. These teams are often selectively deployed to patients who are considered likely to require critical care...

    Authors: Espen Fevang, David Lockey, Julian Thompson and Hans Morten Lossius

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2011 19:57

    Content type: Original research

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    The Editorial to this article has been published in Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2018 26:101