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The focus is on prehospital emergency care, specifically the delivery of resuscitative care and prehospital intervention to critical patient populations — penetrating trauma patients, cardiac arrest patients and septic patients.


Mechem CC.: Prehospital Assessment and Management of Patients with Ventricular Assist Devices. Prehospital Emergency Care. Informa Healthcare. 17(2), April/June 2013.

Waldman M, Shapira S, Richman A, Haughton B, Mechem C: Tactical Medicine: A Combined Forces Field Algorithm. Military Medicine 179(10): 1056-1061, 2014.

Mechem C, Bossert R, Baldini C: Rapid Assessment Medical Support (RAMS) for Active Shooter Incidents. Prehospital Emergency Care 19: 213-17, 2015.

Mechem CC, Laster J, Baldini C, Kohn MD.: Prehospital Medical Planning for the 2015 Philadelphia Papal Visit. Prehospital Emergency Care. Published online: 23 May 2016.

Band RA, Salhi RA, Holena DN, Powell E, Branas CC, Carr BG.: Severity-adjusted Mortality in Trauma Patients Transported by Police. Ann Emerg Med. Michael L. Callaham, MD (eds.). Elsivier, January 2014.

Salhi RA, Edwards JM, Gaieski DF, Band RA, Abella BS, Carr BG.: Access to Care For Patients With Time-sensitive Conditions in Pennsylvania. Ann Emerg Med. Michael L. Callaham, MD (eds.). Elsivier, Dec 2013 Notes: DOI: 10.1016/ j.annemergmed.2013.11.018.

Wallace SK, Abella BS, Shofer FS, Leary M, Neumar RW, Mechem CC, Gaieski DF, Becker LB, Band RA: Effect of Time of Day on Prehospital Care and Outcomes after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Circulation. Joseph Loscalzo (eds.). Lippincot, Williams & Wilkins, 127(15), April 2013.

Nicholas J. Johnson, MD, Brendan G. Carr MD, MS Catherine Wolff, BS, Rama Salhi, MHS, Roger A. Band, MD, FACEP: Characteristics and Outcomes of Injured Patients Presenting by Private Vehicle in a State Trauma System. Am J Emerg Med. [Epub ahead of print] J. Douglas White, MD, MPH, MBA (eds.). Elsevier, September 2012 Notes: Ms. Ref. No.: AJEM2820R1.

Bose, Bream, Barg, Band: Determinants of Willingness-to-Pay for Emergent Inter-hospital Ambulance Transfer in a Developing Setting: a Geographically Randomized Study. Academic Emergency Medicine. David C. Cone (eds.). Elsevier, 19(7): 793-800, July 2012.

Roger A. Band, MD, David F. Gaieski, MD, Julie H. Hylton BS, Frances S. Shofer, PhD, Munish Goyal, MD, Zachary F. Meisel, MD, MPH : Arriving by EMS Improves Time to Treatment Endpoints for Patients with Severe Sepsis or Septic Shock. Acad Emerg Med David C. Cone (eds.). Elsevier, 18(9): 934–940, September 2011.

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