Prehospital Screening to Prevent Injury and Illness
The goal of this project is to prevent injuries and diseases among older adults through the development and evaluation of a novel emergency medical services (EMS)-based screening program to identify preventable injuries and diseases and refer the identified injuries and diseases for intervention.
To prevent injuries and diseases among older adults, this study specifically aims to:
- Evaluate the feasibility of an EMS-based primary prevention program that screens older adults for need of the influenza and pneumococcal vaccine and for risk of falling during emergency medical responses in a rural setting;
- Evaluate the outcome of the EMT-implemented screening and education program by performing a 14-day telephone follow-up on older adults cared for by EMTs.
At the conclusion of this award, we will determine if an EMT-implemented primary prevention program for older adults is feasible and benefits the community.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Prehospital Screening to Prevent Injury and Illness|
- Receipt of immunizations
- Changes to home to prevent falls
- Discussion with physician regarding preventable diseases
- Recollection of receiving educational materials
|Study Start Date:||February 2003|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||August 2005|
|United States, New York|
|University of Rochester, Department of Emergency Medicine|
|Rochester, New York, United States, 14642|
|Principal Investigator:||Manish N. Shah, MD||University of Rochester|