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  • Weather factors associated with paediatric croup presentations to an Australian emergency department 

    Atkinson, P. R., A. A. Boyle, and R. S. Lennon. 2013. "Weather factors associated with paediatric croup presentations to an Australian emergency department." Emergency medicine journal : EMJ.
    We examined if croup presentations to the emergency department (ED) were associated with weather changes in a warm temperate climate. We collected data on all 729 cases with an ED discharge or admission diagnosis of croup ...
  • Telemedicine and cardiopulmonary resuscitation: the value of video-link and telephone instruction to a mock bystander 

    Atkinson, P. R., J. Bingham, B. P. McNicholl, M. A. Loane, et al. 1999. "Telemedicine and cardiopulmonary resuscitation: the value of video-link and telephone instruction to a mock bystander." Journal of telemedicine and telecare 5(4): 242-245.
    We evaluated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) performed by persons with no previous experience on a resuscitation dummy. Subjects were randomized into four groups, one of which had no instruction. The other three groups ...
  • Is hot water immersion an effective treatment for marine envenomation? 

    Atkinson, P. R., A. Boyle, D. Hartin, and D. McAuley. 2006. "Is hot water immersion an effective treatment for marine envenomation?." Emergency medicine journal : EMJ 23(7): 503-508.
    Envenomation by marine creatures is common. As more people dive and snorkel for leisure, the incidence of envenomation injuries presenting to emergency departments has increased. Although most serious envenomations occur ...
  • Coming of age: emergency point of care ultrasonography in Canada 

    Atkinson, P., P. Ross, and R. Henneberry. 2013. "Coming of age: emergency point of care ultrasonography in Canada." Cjem 15(0): 1-4.
    No abstract available.
  • Can medical learners achieve point-of-care ultrasound competency using a high-fidelity ultrasound simulator?: a pilot study 

    Parks, A. R., P. Atkinson, G. Verheul, and D. Leblanc-Duchin. 2013. "Can medical learners achieve point-of-care ultrasound competency using a high-fidelity ultrasound simulator?: a pilot study." Critical ultrasound journal 5(1): 9.
    BACKGROUND: Point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) is currently not a universal component of curricula for medical undergraduate and postgraduate training. We designed and assessed a simulation-based PoCUS training program for ...
  • A new development in medical education: simulated medical emergencies 

    Kendall, R., A. Boyle, P. Atkinson, and D. McAuley. 2006. "A new development in medical education: simulated medical emergencies." Clinical medicine (London, England) 6(2): 219-220.
    No abstract available.
  • Emergency physician-performed ultrasound to diagnose cholelithiasis: a systematic review 

    Ross, M., M. Brown, K. McLaughlin, P. Atkinson, et al. 2011. "Emergency physician-performed ultrasound to diagnose cholelithiasis: a systematic review." Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 18(3): 227-235.
    OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to determine the diagnostic test characteristics of bedside emergency physician (EP)-performed ultrasound (US) for cholelithiasis in symptomatic emergency department (ED) patients. METHODS: ...
  • Can the Ottawa knee rule be applied to children? A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies 

    Vijayasankar, D., A. A. Boyle, and P. Atkinson. 2009. "Can the Ottawa knee rule be applied to children? A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies." Emergency medicine journal : EMJ 26(4): 250-253.
    BACKGROUND: The Ottawa knee rule (OKR), a clinical decision aid is used to reduce unnecessary radiography. It is not clear whether this rule can be applied to children. OBJECTIVE: To establish whether the OKR had adequate ...
  • Feasibility of a focused ultrasound training programme for medical undergraduate students 

    Wong, I., T. Jayatilleke, R. Kendall, and P. Atkinson. 2011. "Feasibility of a focused ultrasound training programme for medical undergraduate students." The clinical teacher 8(1): 3-7.
    BACKGROUND: Although ultrasound is a core skill for many clinical specialties, UK medical schools are not currently required to teach this skill. The College of Emergency Medicine (CEM) has championed the use of ultrasound ...
  • An evaluation of the use of whole-body computed tomography in trauma patients at a United Kingdom trauma centre 

    Venugopal, K., A. F. Kinghorn, C. E. Emordi, P. R. Atkinson, et al. 2012. "An evaluation of the use of whole-body computed tomography in trauma patients at a United Kingdom trauma centre." European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine 19(3): 193-195.
    We sought to identify the impact of whole-body computed tomography (WBCT) on working and suspected diagnoses in Emergency Department (ED) trauma patients and to determine the rate of WBCT scans with no detectable traumatic ...
  • Pain management and sedation for children in the emergency department 

    Atkinson, P., A. Chesters, and P. Heinz. 2009. "Pain management and sedation for children in the emergency department." BMJ (Clinical research ed.) 339: 4234.
    No abstract available.
  • The V-line: a sonographic aid for the confirmation of pleural fluid 

    Atkinson, P., J. Milne, O. Loubani, and G. Verheul. 2012. "The V-line: a sonographic aid for the confirmation of pleural fluid." Critical ultrasound journal 4(1): 19-7902-4-19.
    BACKGROUND: Ultrasound is being used increasingly to diagnose pathological free fluid accumulation at the bedside. In addition to the detection of peritoneal and pericardial fluid, point-of-care ultrasound allows rapid ...
  • Use of emergency department ultrasound in the diagnosis and early management of femoral fractures 

    Atkinson, P., and R. Lennon. 2003. "Use of emergency department ultrasound in the diagnosis and early management of femoral fractures." Emergency medicine journal : EMJ 20(4): 395.
    No abstract available.
  • A method for reviewing the accuracy and reliability of a five-level triage process (canadian triage and acuity scale) in a community emergency department setting: building the crowding measurement infrastructure 

    Howlett, M. K., and P. R. Atkinson. 2012. "A method for reviewing the accuracy and reliability of a five-level triage process (canadian triage and acuity scale) in a community emergency department setting: building the crowding measurement infrastructure." Emergency medicine international 2012: 636045.
    Objectives. Triage data are widely used to evaluate patient flow, disease severity, and emergency department (ED) workload, factors used in ED crowding evaluation and management. We defined an indicator-based methodology ...
  • Should ultrasound guidance be used for central venous catheterisation in the emergency department? 

    Atkinson, P., A. Boyle, S. Robinson, and G. Campbell-Hewson. 2005. "Should ultrasound guidance be used for central venous catheterisation in the emergency department?." Emergency medicine journal : EMJ 22(3): 158-164.
    In September 2002, the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) issued guidelines for England and Wales suggesting that ultrasound guidance should be used for all electives, and should be considered for most ...
  • Emergency ultrasound of the abdominal aorta by UK emergency physicians: a prospective cohort study 

    Dent, B., R. J. Kendall, A. A. Boyle, and P. R. Atkinson. 2007. "Emergency ultrasound of the abdominal aorta by UK emergency physicians: a prospective cohort study." Emergency medicine journal : EMJ 24(8): 547-549.
    OBJECTIVE: To establish whether UK emergency physicians could reliably perform focused ultrasound of the abdominal aorta in patients with suspected abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). METHODS: A prospective cohort study was ...
  • Domestic violence in emergency medicine patients 

    Boyle, A., S. Robinson, and P. Atkinson. 2004. "Domestic violence in emergency medicine patients." Emergency medicine journal : EMJ 21(1): 9-13.
    Domestic violence is an important public health issue. This review seeks to inform doctors who care for patients who have suffered domestic violence.
  • Bedside focused echocardiography as predictor of survival in cardiac arrest patients: a systematic review 

    Blyth, L., P. Atkinson, K. Gadd, and E. Lang. 2012. "Bedside focused echocardiography as predictor of survival in cardiac arrest patients: a systematic review." Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 19(10): 1119-1126.
    OBJECTIVES: The objective was to determine if focused transthoracic echocardiography (echo) can be used during resuscitation to predict the outcome of cardiac arrest. METHODS: A literature search of diagnostic accuracy ...
  • Emergency department crowding: time for interventions and policy evaluations 

    Boyle, A., K. Beniuk, I. Higginson, and P. Atkinson. 2012. "Emergency department crowding: time for interventions and policy evaluations." Emergency medicine international 2012: 838610.
    This paper summarises the consequences of emergency department crowding. It provides a comparison of the scales used to measure emergency department crowding. We discuss the multiple causes of crowding and present an ...
  • Emergency physician performed rapid sequence induction and system changes reduce time to intubation in critically ill emergency medicine patients 

    Boyle, A. A., P. R. Atkinson, V. Ahmed, and W. W. Kark. 2008. "Emergency physician performed rapid sequence induction and system changes reduce time to intubation in critically ill emergency medicine patients." European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine 15(4): 243-244.
    No abstract available.

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