National Assessment of Key Prehospital Stroke Care Practices and Their Association to Patient Characteristics
Emergency medical service (EMS) clinicians provide time-sensitive care for patients with suspected stroke. While model evidence-based guidelines (EBG) exist, there is limited research on national adoption. The objective was to describe nationwide care delivery for suspected stroke patients and measure associations between stroke care and patient characteristics.
Impact of Overturning Roe vs. Wade on Obstetric Emergencies in the Prehospital Setting
Prior studies have suggested the overturning of Roe vs Wade (oRvW) ruling would lead to disproportionate obstetric emergencies (OE) amongst minority, younger, and impoverished women. The purpose of this study was to describe OE incidents, associated factors, and compare incidents with differing state abortion access after RvW was overturned.
State-Level Helmet Use Laws, Helmet Use, and Head Injuries in EMS Patients Involved in Motorcycle Collisions
Motorcycle helmets save lives, reduce serious injuries, and reduce healthcare and other economic costs. Currently, 18 states have laws that require helmet use by motorcyclists ≥ 21 years of age. The objective of the study was to compare helmet use and head trauma in emergency medical services (EMS) patients involved in motorcycle collisions (MCC) in states with and without helmet use laws.
Comparison of Transported vs. non-Transported Hypoglycemic Patients in the Prehospital Setting
Prehospital patients presenting with hypoglycemia need immediate treatment. Recommendations influencing Emergency Medical Services (EMS) treatment and use of treat-and-release protocols for hypoglycemic patients have changed in recent years. Limited research exists on current national prehospital treatment and transport practices for hypoglycemic patients. The purpose of this study was to compare characteristics of transported and non-transported hypoglycemic patients and identify factors associated with transport of hypoglycemia patients.
ANNUAL IMAGETREND COLLABORATE REPORTS
SUPPLEMENTAL IMAGETREND COLLABORATE REPORTS
IMAGETREND COLLABORATE SHORT REPORT: 2018-2020 National Trends in Firearm-related Incidents in the Prehospital Setting
IMAGETREND COLLABORATE SHORT REPORT: PEDIATRIC BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INCIDENTS IN THE PREHOSPITAL SETTING FROM 2018-2021
ImageTrend Collaborate™ is a research and analysis program developed by ImageTrend that is dedicated to the enhancement of healthcare and public safety industries. Collaborate provides insights and a higher-level awareness through industry-leading research. Collaborate utilizes a vast set of de-identified data sources including clinical, operational, licensing/credentialing, system of care registries and patient outcomes.
CLINICAL AND RESEARCH SERVICES TEAM
ImageTrend enhanced its data analysis solutions by establishing a Clinical and Research Services Team to better serve customers in emergency response, public health and public safety industries. Not only does this team provide insight into ImageTrend’s solutions, but also bridges the gap between data collection and a need for industry-wide research.
Morgan K. Anderson
Research Manager, Epidemiologist
Morgan K. Anderson joined the ImageTrend team in 2017. She graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2011 with a Master’s degree in Public Health with an emphasis in epidemiology. Prior to coming to ImageTrend, Morgan spent five (5) years with the Army Public Health Center as an Injury Prevention Epidemiologist. Morgan has been published in The Journal of Emergency Medical Services, The American Journal of Preventative Medicine, The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Public Health, Military Medicine, and others.
Alyssa M. Green
Alyssa M. Green is a Data Analyst who is passionate about research relating to EMS workload, deployment and prehospital systems of care. Alyssa’s experience includes four years in phase 1 clinical research, six years as a paramedic on a 9-1-1 ambulance in a suburban EMS system and three years as a volunteer EMT for a rural EMS department. She works with the National EMS Quality Alliance as a project coordinator and member of the Quality and Research committee. She joined ImageTrend’s Clinical & Research Services Team in 2023. Alyssa holds a Master’s degree in Applied Statistics, Data Analysis and Data Science from the University of Kansas and has published works in Prehospital Emergency Care.
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