To what extent is end-tidal carbon dioxide a predictor of sepsis?

A systematic search was conducted to find strong primary quantitative research to determine to what extent low EtCO2 is a predictor of sepsis and if this has diagnostic value..

A decision theory overview and case-based discussion

The example given in this article uses a hospital inpatient to discuss the difficulties in diagnosing those with undifferentiated pathology, but the themes relate directly to prehospital care. The...

Pre-hospital assessment and treatment of meningococcal meningitis

Because bacterial meningitis is life-threatening, early diagnosis and treatment is vital (Brouwer et al, 2012)—the necessity of which is underlined in a study that demonstrated an association between...

The effect of a heart failure training intervention assessed via clinical simulation

A two-stage repeated measures study was conducted during March and April 2008 to investigate the effect of participation in a targeted training intervention on self-reported confidence in aspects of...

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