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Factors and Their Correlation with Injury Severity of Elderly Pedestrian Traffic Accidents

Hyun TG, Yeom SR, Park SW, Lee D, Kim HB, Wang IJ, Bae BG, Song MK, Cho Y

PURPOSE: No previous study has assessed elderly pedestrian traffic accidents based on a nationwide database. This study aimed to help primary physicians who examine patients in emergency departments to determine...
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Comparison of medical resources usage between young adult patients and elderly patients: a single center, retrospective observational study

Oh E, Cho SJ, Wang IJ, Kim HB, Park SC, Lee SH, Bae BK, Cho YM, Lee DS, Yeo KH, Hwang SY

OBJECTIVE: Under the overcrowding conditions of large emergency departments, the proportion of elderly patients is increasing in Korea. This paper describes the necessity of the preparedness of Korean emergency departments...
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Executive Summary of Stroke Statistics in Korea 2018: A Report from the Epidemiology Research Council of the Korean Stroke Society

Kim JY, Kang K, Kang J, Koo J, Kim DH, Kim BJ, Kim WJ, Kim EG, Kim JG, Kim JM, Kim JT, Kim C, Nah HW, Park KY, Park MS, Park JM, Park JH, Park TH, Park HK, Seo WK, Seo JH, Song TJ, Ahn SH, Oh MS, Oh HG, Yu S, Lee KJ, Lee KB, Lee K, Lee SH, Lee SJ, Jang MU, Chung JW, Cho YJ, Choi KH, Choi JC, Hong KS, Hwang YH, Kim SE, Lee JS, Choi J, Kim MS, Kim YJ, Seok J, Jang S, Han S, Han HW, Hong JH, Yun H, Lee J, Bae HJ

Despite the great socioeconomic burden of stroke, there have been few reports of stroke statistics in Korea. In this scenario, the Epidemiologic Research Council of the Korean Stroke Society launched...
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The Benefits of Indirect Exposure to Trauma: The Relationships among Vicarious Posttraumatic Growth, Social Support, and Resilience in Ambulance Personnel in China

Kang X, Fang Y, Li S, Liu Y, Zhao D, Feng X, Wang Y, Li P

OBJECTIVE: Ambulance personnel who witness trauma experienced by patients have been reported to experience positive changes, known as vicarious posttraumatic growth (VPTG). We examined VPTG and its relationship with social...
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Relationship between emergency department disposition, level of emergency base on Korean Triage and Acuity Scale, visit mode

Wang IJ, Cho SJ, Yeom SR, Bae BK, Cho YM, Lee KH, Kim MJ, Hwang SY, Park JS

OBJECTIVE: The policy to judge the level of emergency (emergent vs non-emergent) based on Korean Triage and Acuity Scale (KTAS) has been introduced by government to control the flow of...
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Epidemiologic Characteristics of Injured School-age Patients Transported via Emergency Medical Services in Korea

Park HA, Ahn KO, Park JO, Kim J, Jeong S, Kim M

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to identify the characteristics of injuries of school-aged children transported via emergency medical services (EMS) that occurred in schools by comparing with injuries...
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Effect of typhoons on the Korean national emergency medical service system

Park SH, Cha WC, Kim G, Lee TR, Hwang SY, Shin TG, Sim MS, Jo IJ

OBJECTIVE: While the effect of typhoons on emergency medicine has been evaluated, data are scarce on their effects on the emergency medical service (EMS). This study evaluated the effect of...
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Factors associated hospital admission in patients with low acuity visiting emergency department

Oh MT, Lee SH, Park SW, Park SC, Kim HB, Jo YM, Bae BG, Wang IJ

OBJECTIVE: Patients with low acuity who need hospitalization may be at risk if they do not receive proper treatment in overcrowded emergency rooms. This study was conducted to investigate factors...
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Primary visit, transfer, and re-transfer to emergency department in patients with severe emergency diseases in Chungnam

Choi IK, Choi HJ, Lee HJ

OBJECTIVE: Regionalization is one of the principal subjects for the advancement of rural emergency medical service systems in South Korea. This study shows the characteristics of interhospital transfer and status...
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Mobile Real-time Tracking of Acute Stroke Patients and Instant, Secure Inter-team Communication - the Join App

Munich SA, Tan LA, Nogueira D, Keigher KM, Chen M, Crowley RW, Conners JJ, Lopes DK

PURPOSE: The primary correlate to survival and preservation of neurologic function in patients suffering from an acute ischemic stroke is time from symptom onset to initiation of therapy and reperfusion....
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Clinical Analysis of Direct Medical Oversight in a Korean Metropolitan City

Lee KW

PURPOSE: In Korea, the EMS system is a municipal governmental fire-based system. Since 2012, an EMS medical director has been appointed in all fire stations by legislation. This study examined...
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Reduced Mortality in Severely Injured Patients Using Hospital-based Helicopter Emergency Medical Services in Interhospital Transport

Kim OH, Roh YI, Kim HI, Cha YS, Cha KC, Kim H, Hwang SO, Lee KH

Recent evidence has demonstrated the survival benefits of helicopter transport for trauma patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of hospital-based helicopter emergency medical services (H-HEMS)...
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Epidemiology of prehospital emergency medical service use in Korean children

Lee SU, Suh D, Kim HB, Jung JH, Hong KJ, Lee JH, Jang HY, Noh H, Jung JY, Kim DK, Kwak YH

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to elucidate the epidemiology of pediatric patients transported by the National 119 Rescue Services in Korea. METHODS: We enrolled all pediatric patients (
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Multidisciplinary Approach to Decrease In-Hospital Delay for Stroke Thrombolysis

Jeon SB, Ryoo SM, Lee DH, Kwon SU, Jang S, Lee EJ, Lee SH, Han JH, Yoon MJ, Jeong S, Cho YU, Jo S, Lim SB, Kim JG, Lee HB, Jung SC, Park KW, Lee MH, Kang DW, Suh DC, Kim JS

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Decreasing the time delay for thrombolysis, including intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) with tissue plasminogen activator and intra-arterial thrombectomy (IAT), is critical for decreasing the morbidity and mortality of...
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Analysis of Epidemiologic Characteristics between Patients Visited from Residential Aged Care Facilities and Elderly Patients Visited from Home Admitted to the Emergency Department with Disease

Ham EM, Kim HB, Pyo CH, Park SH, Park KH, Kwak MK, Shin SY, Oh SB, Choi HJ

PURPOSE: In recent years, the number of elderly patients visiting from residential aged care facilities (RACFs) has been increasing. We analyzed a comparison of characteristics between patients who visited the...
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Effect of Critical Care Transport on Patients' Survival after Inter-Hospital Transport of Critically Ill Patients

Park YJ, Lee KW, Jeong J, Jang IW, Ahn KO, Ro YS, Shin SD

PURPOSE: Critical care transport (CCT) has been known to be beneficial for inter-hospital transport of critically ill patients. Seoul Mobile Intensive Care Unit (SMICU) has been established and provided CCT...
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Factors Influencing Satisfaction with the Emergency Medical Services between Adults and the Elderly

Gil E, Oh H

PURPOSE: The purpose of this secondary data analysis study was to compare what factors influenced individual's satisfaction with emergency medical services (EMS). METHODS: Data were obtained from the Korea Health Panel...
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Interhospital Transport System for Critically Ill Patients: Mobile Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation without a Ventilator

Yeo HJ, Cho WH, Park JM, Kim D

BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been successfully used as a method for the interhospital transportation of critically ill patients. In South Korea, a well-established ECMO interhospital transport system is...
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Appropriateness of transport of children via emergency medical service providers according to the decision-maker on referred hospitals

Jeong H, Cha MI, Jung SY, Suh J

PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate the appropriateness of transport of children via emergency medical service providers (EMSP) according to the decision-maker on referred hospitals (EMSP [EMSP group] vs. guardians [user...
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Association of Violent Experience and Resilience with Burnout in Emergency Medical Technicians

Jang TU, Lee MK

PURPOSE: This descriptive correlational study investigated the effects of violent experience and resilience on burnout in emergency medical technicians (EMTs). METHODS: The participants were 160 EMTs working in fire stations (safety...
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