Sep 2, 2022 | health and medicine

About this episode

Lights and sirens on ambulances are used in emergencies to accelerate the transport of critical patients to hospital but unfortunately, can increase the risk of motor vehicle collisions. Emergency medical service personnel are those most commonly injured during these collisions and the general public account for the majority of fatalities. Shane Urban at UC Health University of Colorado Hospital, USA, set out to develop a novel, prehospital triage tool that can determine when best to use lights and sirens during the transport of trauma patients.

Original Article Reference

This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘The Critical Intervention Screen: A Novel Tool To Determine The Use Of Lights And Sirens During The Transport of Trauma Patients’, from Prehospital Emergency Care. DOI:

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International LicenseCreative Commons License

What does this mean?

Share: You can copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format

Adapt: You can change, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

Credit: You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made.

Increase the impact of your research!

More episodes

Dr Abayomi Sanusi | Can Faith Institutions Encourage People to Maintain Healthy Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a common and potentially dangerous condition that increases the...

Dr James Fenton | Why We Should Question Reforestation in the Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands are known as an area of great natural beauty. One notable aspect of the area’s ecology is the...

Dr Eva Straus | Exploring the Professional Lives of Remote Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people across the globe changed the way they worked, to comply with social...

Professor Andrea Nanetti | Heritage Science: Seeing Beyond What Is Thinkable to Address 21st Century Challenges

The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals outline the massive challenges humanity must face to survive on...

Ria Nishikawara | Exploring How to Improve Healthcare for Patients with Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a relatively common and yet poorly understood condition characterised by chronic diffuse pain and...

How Multinational Corporations Contribute to Regional Integration Across Africa

South Africa’s post-apartheid foreign policy has largely emphasised state-led continental political and economic...