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    • Dispatch guideline adherence and response interval-a study of emergency medical calls in Norway 

      Ellensen, Eirin Nybø; Wisborg, Torben; Hunskaar, Steinar; Zakariassen, Erik (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-10-13)
      Background:<br> The Emergency Medical Communication Centre (EMCC) operators in Norway report using the Norwegian Index for Medical Emergency Assistance (Index), a criteria-based dispatch guideline, in about 75 % of medical emergency calls. The main purpose of a dispatch guideline is to assist the operator in securing a correct response as quickly as possible. The effect of using the guideline on ...
    • Loss of life years due to unavailable helicopter emergency medical service: a single base study from a rural area of Norway 

      Zakariassen, Erik; Østerås, Øyvind; Nystøyl, Dag Ståle; Breidablik, Hans Johan; Solheim, Eivind; Brattebø, Guttorm; Ellensen, Vegard Skalstad; Hoff, Jana Midelfart; Hordnes, Knut; Aksnes, Arne; Heltne, Jon-Kenneth; Hunskaar, Steinar; Hotvedt, Ragnar (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-04-29)
      <i>Background</i>: Despite the potential benefits of physician-staffed Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS), many dispatches to primary HEMS missions in Norway are cancelled before patient encounter. Information is sparse regarding the health consequences when medically indicated HEMS missions are cancelled and the patients are treated by a GP and ambulance staff only. We aimed to estimate ...
    • The role of general practitioners in the pre hospital setting, as experienced by emergency medicine technicians: a qualitative study 

      Hjortdahl, Magnus; Zakariassen, Erik; Wisborg, Torben (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      <p><i>Background:</i>Together with the ambulances staffed with emergency medical technicians (EMTs), general practitioners(GPs) on call are the primary resources for handling emergencies outside hospitals in Norway. The benefit of the GP accompanying the ambulance to pre-hospital calls is a matter of controversy in Norway. The purpose of the present study was to gain better insight into the EMT’s ...
    • Self reported involvement in emergency medicine among GPs in Norway 

      Hjortdahl, Magnus; Zakariassen, Erik; Halvorsen, Peder Andreas (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-04-10)
      <p><i>Objective</i>: To examine general practitioners’ (GPs’) perception of their role in emergency medicine and participation in emergency services including ambulance call outs, and the characteristics of the GPs and casualty clinics associated with the GPs’ involvement in emergency medicine.</p> <p><i>Design</i>: Cross-sectional online survey.</p> <p><i>Setting</i>: General practice.</p> ...
    • Stroke identification by criteria based dispatch - a register based study 

      Ellensen, Eirin Nybø; Næss, Halvor; Wisborg, Torben; Hunskaar, Steinar; Zakariassen, Erik (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-11-05)
      <i>Background</i>: Rapid and precise dispatch of resources is a key element in pre‐hospital emergency medicine. Emergency medical communication centres (EMCCs) dispatch resources based on protocols and guidelines, balancing the acute need of the individual and the resource allocation of the pre‐hospital emergency medical system. The aim of this study was to determine the validity of stroke ...
    • Variations in contact patterns and dispatch guideline adherence between Norwegian emergency medical communication centres - a cross-sectional study 

      Ellensen, Eirin Nybø; Hunskaar, Steinar; Wisborg, Torben; Zakariassen, Erik (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2014)