Research and Education are important in all LIFE STAR roles.
The following is a list of research that LIFE STAR crew members have been involved in:
Thibeault S, Sauve J. Infection Control to Go. Poster presentation at The 13th Annual Conference of the CT Nursing Research Alliance, Hartford, CT. October, 8, 2009.
Sahjian S. Comparison of Rates of Successful Placement and Volume Resuscitation between EZ-IO and 8Fr Central Venous Line. Abstract and poster presentation at The 13th Annual Conference of the CT Nursing Research Alliance, Hartford, CT. October, 8, 2009. Poster to be presented at Air Medical Transport Conference, San Jose, CA. October 2009.
Frakes M, Thibeault S, Robinson K, McQuay J. Evaluation of a Modified Sign-Out on Emergency Department Documentation of Medications Administered by Critical Care Transport Teams. Abstract and poster presentation. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, May 14 – 17. Poster to be presented at Air Medical Transport Conference, San Jose, CA. October 2009.
Sahjian M, Branconnier M, Spencer J. Collaborating for Safety. To be published in: Air Medical Journal.
Grenier J. Will be recognized for completion of his 5 year term as board member of the National Association of Air Communications Specialists (NAACS). Air Medical Transport Conference, SanJose, CA. October 2009.
Grenier J, Branconnier M, (co-presenting with Ira Blumen, MD University of Chicago Aeromedical Network, Chicago IL). Opportunities for Safety Improvement in HEMS: A Multi-Discipline Safety Research Project. Presentation at the Air Medical Transport Conference, San Jose, CA. October 2009.
Grenier J. Achieved Operational Control Specialist Certification as well as instructor certification for this course. Salt Lake City, Utah at National Association of Air Communications Specialists Quarterly Board Meeting June 8-11, 2009.
Michael Frakes, The first recipient of the Medical Transport Leadership Institute (MTLI) Scholarship by the Foundation for Air-Medical Research and Education (FARE).
Grenier, John. Presented "Flying the Communications Center", Florida HEMS safety summit on May 1st 2009.
Frakes MA, Lord WR, Kociszewski C, Wedel SK. Factors associated with unoffered trauma analgesia in critical care transport. Am J Emerg Med 2009;27:49-54.
Sahjian, Michael. Traumatic Aortic Injuries presented at the Waterbury Hospital Health Center, Betty Bartolini, Trauma Conference.