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4.  Punchbag machine injuries in a nightclub 
PMCID: PMC1725494  PMID: 11104254
5.  Does intraosseous have to mean intramedullary? 
PMCID: PMC1725493  PMID: 11104255
6.  Vomiting and serious head injury in children 
PMCID: PMC1725492  PMID: 11104239
8.  A national census of ambulance response times to emergency calls in Ireland 
Background—Equity of access to appropriate pre-hospital emergency care is a core principle underlying an effective ambulance service. Care must be provided within a timeframe in which it is likely to be effective. A national census of response times to emergency and urgent calls in statutory ambulance services in Ireland was undertaken to assess current service provision.
Methods—A prospective census of response times to all emergency and urgent calls was carried out in the nine ambulance services in the country over a period of one week. The times for call receipt, activation, arrival at and departure from scene and arrival at hospital were analysed. Crew type, location of call and distance from ambulance base were detailed. The type of incident leading to the call was recorded but no further clinical information was gathered.
Results—2426 emergency calls were received by the services during the week. Fourteen per cent took five minutes or longer to activate (range 5–33%). Thirty eight per cent of emergencies received a response within nine minutes (range 10–47%). Only 4.5% of emergency calls originating greater than five miles from an ambulance station were responded to within nine minutes (range 0–10%). Median patient care times for "on call" crews were three times longer than "on duty" crews.
Conclusion—Without prioritised use of available resources, inappropriately delayed responses to critical incidents will continue. Recommendations are made to improve the effectiveness of emergency medical service utilisation.
PMCID: PMC1725490  PMID: 11104237
10.  Radiology case report: a nasty orbital abscess 
PMCID: PMC1725488  PMID: 11104253
12.  SimpliRed D-dimer assay in suspected pulmonary embolus 
PMCID: PMC1725486  PMID: 11104242
14.  Phrenic nerve injury following blunt trauma 
PMCID: PMC1725484  PMID: 11104246
15.  Retropharyngeal haematoma after blunt trauma 
PMCID: PMC1725483  PMID: 11104252
16.  Non-penetrating chest blows and sudden death in the young 
PMCID: PMC1725482  PMID: 11104247
18.  The laws of violence 
Working in an accident and emergency (A&E) department inevitably involves dealing with the consequences of violence, and a knowledge of the laws of violence is a useful adjunct to the clinical practice of A&E medicine. The police and the Crown Prosecution Service decide whether or not to charge a suspect, and which charge is appropriate. All criminal offences are initially considered in the magistrates' court but the more serious offences may be committed to crown court. Specific offences include common assault, actual bodily harm, grievous bodily harm, and grievous bodily harm with intent. If the defendant is found guilty, an appropriate sentence is imposed.
PMCID: PMC1725480  PMID: 11104238
19.  Article 4. An introduction to estimation—1. Starting from Z 
PMCID: PMC1725478  PMID: 11104245
21.  Brugada syndrome—the missed epidemic 
PMCID: PMC1725476  PMID: 11104250
24.  Journal scan 
PMCID: PMC1725473
25.  Resuscitation Rules. 
PMCID: PMC1725471

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