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Through our critical care clinical research at Regions Hospital, we develop and implement clinical trials and observational studies in pediatric and adult trauma, medical and surgical intensive care, emergency medicine, pre-hospital emergency care, burn and wound care, hospital medicine, cardiology, and general surgery.

Affiliation
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Faculty Administrative Position
  • Wewerka, Sandi S., Director, Critical Care Research Center
  • Faculty Position
  • Bennett, Bruce A., MD, Research Investigator
  • Burnett, Aaron. M., MD, Program Director, Regions Hospital Emergency Medical Services Fellowship
  • Isenberger, Kurt. M., MD, Research Investigator and Emergency Medicine Physician
  • Mathews, Benji K., MD, Research Investigator
  • Schnaus, Michael J., MD, Medical Director, CCRC
  • Siy, Jerome C., MD, Research investigator
  • Zwank, Michael D., MD, Research Investigator
  • Publications While At HealthPartners
    selected publications
    Journal Article
  • Improving CT scanner efficiency for trauma team activations in the emergency department
    American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2024
  • An 87-year-old man with unique bedside ultrasound findings: a novel way to diagnose an acute leukemic transformation
    Chest. 2023
  • Community paramedicine intervention reduces hospital readmission and emergency department utilization for patients with cardiopulmonary conditions
    Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2023
  • Missing inferior vena cava on POCUS: a case of left-sided IVC with azygos continuation
    Pocus j. 2023
  • Prehospital COVID-19-related encounters predict future hospital utilization
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2023
  • Supraglottic airway devices are associated with asphyxial physiology after prolonged CPR in patients with refractory Out-of-Hospital cardiac arrest presenting for extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    Resuscitation. 2023
  • Use of needle guide for dynamic real-time ultrasound-directed aspiration of peritonsillar abscess in the emergency department: a case series
    Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2023
  • Automated versus manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation in flight: are we being safe?
    Air Medical Journal. 2022
  • Comparison of four handheld point-of-care ultrasound devices by expert users
    The ultrasound journal. 2022
  • Oral sabizabulin for high-risk, hospitalized adults with COVID-19: interim analysis
    NEJM Evid. 2022
  • The use of video laryngoscopy did not lead to greater first-pass or overall success rates compared to direct laryngoscopy in pediatric intubation in a helicopter emergency medical service
    Air Medical Journal. 2022
  • Webside manner: maskless communication
    Diagnosis (Berlin, Germany). 2022
  • Comparison of in-person versus tele-ultrasound point-of-care ultrasound training during the COVID-19 pandemic
    The ultrasound journal. 2021
  • Early convalescent plasma for high-risk outpatients with Covid-19
    New England Journal of Medicine. 2021
  • Evaluation of fixed versus variable dosing of 4-factor prothrombin complex concentrate for emergent warfarin reversal
    American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2021
  • Hospitalist perceptions of barriers to lung ultrasound adoption in diverse hospital environments
    Diagnostics (Basel, Switzerland). 2021
  • Pneumothorax complications during placement of peripheral internal jugular intravenous catheters
    Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2021
  • Provider-in-triage prediction of hospital admission after brief patient interaction
    American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2021
  • Severity of diagnosis among patients with chest pain presenting to the emergency department after calling a nurse line
    American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2021
  • An analysis of changes in emergency department visits after a state declaration during the time of COVID-19
    Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2020
  • Auxora versus standard of care for the treatment of severe or critical COVID-19 pneumonia: results from a randomized controlled trial
    Critical Care (London, England). 2020
  • Community-based interventions for detection and management of diabetes and hypertension in underserved communities: a mixed-methods evaluation in Brazil, India, South Africa and the USA
    BMJ global health. 2020
  • Elimination of routine screening laboratory tests for psychiatric admission: a quality improvement initiative
    Psychiatric Services. 2020
  • Immigrant physicians fill a critical need in COVID-19 response
    Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2020
  • Keep calm and log on: telemedicine for COVID-19 pandemic response
    Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2020
  • Ketamine use in prehospital and hospital treatment of the acute trauma patient: a joint position statement
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2020
  • SPEAKers at the National Society of Hospital Medicine meeting: a follow-UP study of gender equity for conference speakers from 2015 to 2019. The SPEAK UP Study
    Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2020
  • Serum SNTF, a surrogate marker of axonal injury, is prognostic for lasting brain dysfunction in mild TBI treated in the emergency department
    Frontiers in Neurology. 2020
  • Structured case reviews for organizational learning about diagnostic vulnerabilities: initial experiences from two medical centers
    Diagnosis (Berlin, Germany). 2020
  • The Minnesota mobile extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation consortium for treatment of out-of-hospital refractory ventricular fibrillation: program description, performance, and outcomes
    EClinicalMedicine. 2020
  • A case of neurologically intact survival after 2 hours and 50 minutes of euthermic cardiac arrest treated with mechanical CPR and intra-arrest percutaneous coronary intervention
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2019
  • Emergency medicine physicians' ability to predict hospital admission at the time of triage
    American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2019
  • The gender gap in critical care task force participation
    The Lancet. Respiratory medicine. 2019
  • Entrusting internal medicine residents to use point of care ultrasound: towards improved assessment and supervision
    Medical Teacher. 2018
  • Erratum: This article corrects: "Systemwide clinical ultrasound program development: an expert consensus model"
    Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2018
  • Evaluating a mobile application for improving clinical laboratory test ordering and diagnosis
    Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2018
  • Periurethral abscess complicating urethral diverticulum
    Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2018
  • Placement of a cervical collar increases the optic nerve sheath diameter in healthy adults
    American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2018
  • Point-of-care ultrasound improves shared diagnostic understanding between patients and providers
    Southern Medical Journal. 2018
  • Systemwide clinical ultrasound program development: an expert consensus model
    Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2018
  • The design and evaluation of the Comprehensive Hospitalist Assessment and Mentorship with Portfolios (CHAMP) Ultrasound Program
    Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2018
  • Effects of electronic medical record display on provider ordering behavior: leveraging the EMR to improve quality and costs
    American Journal of Medicine. 2017
  • Fecal occult blood testing in hospitalized patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding
    Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2017
  • Hospital medicine point of care ultrasound credentialing: an example protocol
    Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2017
  • Intraosseous pressure monitoring in healthy volunteers
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2017
  • Isolated intestinal type angioedema due to ACE-inhibitor therapy
    2017
  • Refining the wild wild west of point-of-care ultrasound at an academic community hospital
    Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2017
  • Decision - diagnosis: an introduction to diagnostic error and medical decision-making
    2016
  • Disaster preparedness in the emergency department using in situ simulation
    Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal. 2016
  • Post-splinting x-rays of nondisplaced hand, wrist, ankle, and foot fractures are unnecessary
    American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2016
  • Prevalence of unique pediatric pathologies encountered by paramedic students across age groups
    Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 2016
  • Demographic, operational, and healthcare utilization factors associated with emergency department patient satisfaction
    Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2015
  • Evaluation of intraosseous pressure in a hypovolemic animal model
    Journal of Surgical Research. 2015
  • Talking about the diagnostic process and diagnostic error in medical education
    2015
  • The administration of pre-hospital ketamine for chemical restraint does not prolong on-scene times compared to haloperidol based sedation
    2015
  • The association between ketamine given for prehospital chemical restraint with intubation and hospital admission
    American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2015
  • The association of health status and providing consent to continued participation in an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest trial performed under exception from informed consent
    Academic Emergency Medicine. 2015
  • Comparison of success rates between two video laryngoscope systems used in a prehospital clinical trial
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2014
  • Debunking three rape myths
    Journal of Forensic Nursing. 2014
  • Does computed tomographic scan affect diagnosis and management of patients with suspected renal colic?
    American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2014
  • Emergency department patient knowledge and physician communication regarding CT scans
    Emergency Medicine Journal. 2014
  • Excited delirium and the dual response: preventing in-custody deaths
    2014
  • Listeria rhomboencephalitis in a patient on a tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitor (etanercept)
    Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. 2014
  • Teaching about cognitive error in medical education
    2014
  • Use of an intraosseous device for invasive pressure monitoring in the ED
    American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2014
  • Evaluation of the Storz CMAC(R), Glidescope(R) GVL, AirTraq(R), King LTS-D, and direct laryngoscopy in a simulated difficult airway
    American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2013
  • Longitudinal and regional trends in paramedic student exposure to advanced airway placement: 2001-2011
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2013
  • Supraglottic airway device use as a primary airway during rapid sequence intubation
    Air Medical Journal. 2013
  • Treatment of non-traumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with active compression decompression cardiopulmonary resuscitation plus an impedance threshold device
    Resuscitation. 2013
  • Excited delirium: the prehospital perspective
    KEMSA (Kansas Emergency Medical Services Association) Chronicle. 2012
  • Laboratory-confirmed gonorrhea and/or chlamydia rates in clinically diagnosed pelvic inflammatory disease and cervicitis
    American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2012
  • Laryngospasm and hypoxia after intramuscular administration of ketamine to a patient in excited delirium
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2012
  • Potential negative effects of epinephrine on carotid blood flow and ETCO2 during active compression-decompression CPR utilizing an impedance threshold device
    Resuscitation. 2012
  • The emergency department experience with prehospital ketamine: a case series of 13 patients
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2012
  • Unveiling the condition: use differential diagnosis to rule out causes
    JEMS: A Journal of Emergency Medical Services. 2012
  • Comparison of prehospital insertion success rates and time to insertion between standard endotracheal intubation and a supraglottic airway
    Resuscitation. 2011
  • Middle turbinectomy as a complication of nasopharyngeal airway placement
    American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2009
  • Use of the King LTS-D during medication-assisted airway management
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2009
  • Use of the pediatric EZ-IO needle by emergency medical services providers
    Pediatric Emergency Care. 2009
  • Chapter
  • Chapter
    Atlas of clinical emergency medicine. 2015
  • Conference Poster
  • Diagnosing our documentation: a novel electronic peer-feedback program to improve quality of hospitalists' notes at a large tertiary care medical center [poster]
    2017
  • Isolated intestinal type angioedema due to ACE-inhibitor therapy [poster]
    2017
  • Isolated intestinal type angioedema due to ACE-inhibitor therapy [poster]
    2017
  • Return to boomtown: a comparison of oil industry and matched non-oil industry patient outcomes [poster]
    2017
  • The value of negative studies in quality improvement--a case study of mini-cog and other peri-hospitalization interventions to reduce cardiac readmissions [poster]
    2017
  • The value of negative studies in quality improvement--a case study of mini-cog and other peri-hospitalization interventions to reduce cardiac readmissions [poster]
    2017
  • Cost-effectiveness of faculty physician incentives for resident feedback [poster]
    2016
  • Decreasing time from patient arrival via emergency medical services to CT imaging and TPA administration for suspected acute ischemic stroke patients [poster]
    2016
  • Decreasing time from patient arrival via emergency medical services to CT imaging and TPA administration for suspected acute ischemic stroke patients [poster]
    2016
  • Decreasing time from patient arrival via emergency medical services to CT imaging and TPA administration for suspected acute ischemic stroke patients [poster]
    2016
  • Oil industry burn patient demographics, treatment characteristics, and outcomes [poster]
    2016
  • Protecting your head when you sled. Do helmets really matter [poster]?
    2016
  • Provider compliance with the steps of a checklist during central venous catheter insertion is highly variable [poster]
    2016
  • Picking on PICCs (peripherally inserted central catheters) to decrease upper extremity DVTs and reduce costs [poster]
    2015
  • Does an electronic medical record alert affect door to antibiotics time in four community hospitals? [poster]
    2014
  • Fatal errors: the danger of cognitive biases in medicine [poster]
    2014
  • Implementation of a pediatric prehospital pain management protocol [poster]
    2014
  • On the Spot: implementation of a trauma team activation timeout in a Level I trauma center [poster]
    2014
  • Patient care intervals associated with increased productivity [poster]
    2014
  • Prehospital ketamine for chemical restraint: administered dose vs intubation rate [poster]
    2014
  • Public-private partnership to develop a community paramedic program to decrease CHF readmissions [poster]
    2014
  • Pulmonary nocardiosis: uncommon but fatal if untreated [poster]
    2014
  • Alternative airway use by paramedics after video laryngoscope failure [poster]
    2013
  • An analysis of on-course emergencies requiring transport by stretcher capable ATV's from an extreme sporting event [poster]
    2013
  • Decreasing intraosseous pressure and increasing respiratory variability track fluid volume reduction in a porcine hypovolemia model [poster]
    2013
  • Decreasing intraosseous pressure and increasing respiratory variability track fluid volume reduction in a porcine hypovolemia model [poster]
    2013
  • Effect of a systems-based approach on reducing emergency department use in an integrated health system [poster]
    2013
  • Facilitation of uninterrupted chest compressions by paramedics: the role of the video laryngoscope [poster]
    2013
  • Increased body mass index among women correlates with increased rates of urine sample contamination [poster]
    2013
  • Increased body mass index among women correlates with increased rates of urine sample contamination [poster]
    2013
  • Increased body mass index among women correlates with increased rates of urine sample contamination [poster]
    2013
  • Intraosseous pressure tracings mimic arterial pressure tracings in timing and contour [poster]
    2013
  • Intraosseous pressure tracings mimic arterial pressure tracings in timing and contour [poster]
    2013
  • On the Spot: implementation of a trauma team activation timeout in a Level I trauma center [poster]
    2013
  • Patient satisfaction variability by chief complaint in an urban community emergency department [poster]
    2013
  • Rates of completed follow-up appointments for referrals to specialty care ordered by emergency department providers via an electronic medical record [poster]
    2013
  • Repeat abdominal CT influences emergency department patient diagnosis and disposition [poster]
    2013
  • Treatment of accidental hypothermia at a Level I trauma center: a retrospective cohort [poster]
    2013
  • Treatment of accidental hypothermia at a level I trauma center: a retrospective cohort [poster]
    2013
  • Day shift is predictive of higher patient satisfaction in an urban community emergency department [poster]
    2012
  • Improving disparities in pain control in the Emergency Department [poster]
    2012
  • Improving patient comfort in the emergency department [poster]
    2012
  • Incidence of external fixator complications in patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging [poster]
    2012
  • Steroid use in COPD exacerbation: a quality improvement project at Regions Hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota [poster]
    2012
  • Treatment of non-traumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with active compression decompression cardiopulmonary resuscitation plus an impedance threshold device [poster]
    2012
  • Ultrasound guided catheter-over-needle internal jugular vein catheterization [poster]
    2012
  • Frequency of organ and tissue donation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients [poster]
    2011
  • Inadequate baseline and 6-month retention of the Emergency Severity Index by experienced emergency department registered nurses [poster]
    2011
  • Laboratory confirmed gonorrhea and or chlamydia rates in clinically diagnosed PID and cervicitis [poster]
    2011
  • An analysis of required medical school emergency medicine clerkships and their impact on residency application rates [poster]
    2010
  • Laboratory-confirmed gonorrhea and/or chlamydia rates in clinically diagnosed PID and cervicitis [poster]
    2010
  • Abstract
  • Correlation between evaluation and documentation of neurologic deficit by EMS and ED of patients with acute ischemic stroke [abstract]
    Neurology. 2018
  • Administration of prehospital pain medication compared to eventual need among subjects of a randomized controlled trial [abstract]
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2017
  • Analysis of run sheets of EMS serving a metropolitan comprehensive stroke center [abstract]
    Neurology. 2017
  • Characterization of injury at the Minnesota State Fair using geospatial information [abstract]
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2017
  • Diagnosing our documentation: a novel electronic peer feedback program to improve the quality of hospitalists' notes at a large tertiary care medical center [abstract]
    Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2017
  • Does the use of video laryngoscopy improve first-time success rates or overall success rates in HEMS [abstract]?
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2017
  • Effectiveness of a comprehensive introductory bedside ultrasound course with portfolio development at a large tertiary care medical center [abstract]
    Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2017
  • Establishment of an innovative credentialing policy and procedure in hospital medicine: point of care ultrasound [abstract]
    Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2017
  • Gender gap in critical care literature authorship and task force participation [abstract]
    American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2017
  • Reduced-dose ketamine for emergent chemical restraint [abstract]
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2017
  • Use of the Lucas-2 device in helicopter EMS: is it safe [abstract]?
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2017
  • Cost-effectiveness of faculty physician incentives for resident feedback [abstract]
    Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2016
  • Do emergency department blood cultures influence antibiotic therapy in patients diagnosed with sepsis [abstract]?
    Academic Emergency Medicine. 2016
  • Impact of EMR discharge notifications on rates of patient follow-up and treatment of hypertension: a retrospective cohort [abstract]
    Academic Emergency Medicine. 2016
  • Intraosseous pressure monitoring in healthy volunteers [abstract]
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2016
  • Patterns of use of cervical spine decision rules installed in EHR imaging order [abstract]
    Academic Emergency Medicine. 2016
  • Post-splinting x-rays of non-displaced hand, wrist, ankle, and foot fractures are unnecessary [abstract]
    Academic Emergency Medicine. 2016
  • Anterior shoulder dislocation reduction in the emergency department: is there a best technique [abstract]?
    Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2015
  • Boomtown: analysis of burn injuries from the Bakken Oil Industry [abstract #133]
    Journal of burn care & research. 2015
  • Early discharge with next day stress testing in low risk chest pain patients presenting to the emergency department is feasible [abstract]
    Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2015
  • Innovative utilization of the EPIC electronic medical record for integrating evidence-based medicine and improving patient care [abstract]
    Academic Emergency Medicine. 2015
  • Intraosseous pressure monitoring in critical care patients [abstract]
    Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2015
  • Treatment of accidental hypothermia at a level I trauma center: a retrospective cohort [abstract]
    Academic Emergency Medicine. 2015
  • Association of missed outpatient appointments and emergency department visits and inpatient admissions [abstract]
    Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2014
  • Cadaver laboratory experience for teaching prehospital procedures to EMS fellows [abstract]
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2014
  • Prehospital ketamine does not prolong on-scene time compared to haloperidol when used for chemical restraint [abstract]
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2014
  • Alternative airway use by paramedics after video laryngoscope failure [abstract]
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2013
  • Association of patient, operational, and care factors with emergency department satisfaction in dental pain, back pain, and headache patients [abstract]
    Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2013
  • Can a low-risk chest pain protocol reduce admission rates among patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain? A quality project [abstract]
    Academic Emergency Medicine. 2013
  • Comparison of success rates between two video laryngoscope systems used in a prehospital clinical trial [abstract]
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2013
  • Does CT scan affect diagnosis and management of patients with suspected renal colic [abstract]?
    Academic Emergency Medicine. 2013
  • Does health status influence the willingness to provide informed consent? Results from a cardiac arrest trial conducted under waiver of informed consent [abstract]
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2013
  • Facilitation of uninterrupted chest compressions by paramedics: the role of the video laryngoscope [abstract]
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2013
  • Paramedic time to endotracheal tube placement using a video laryngoscope [abstract]
    Academic Emergency Medicine. 2013
  • Patient satisfaction variability by chief complaint in an urban community emergency department [abstract]
    Academic Emergency Medicine. 2013
  • Descriptive review of the subsequent notification process of an exception from informed consent clinical trial [abstract]
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2012
  • Hydroxocobalamin hinders hemodialysis [abstract]
    Clinical Toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.). 2012
  • Potential negative effects of epinephrine on carotid blood flow and ETCo2 during active compression-decompression CPR utilizing an impedance threshold device [abstract]
    Academic Emergency Medicine. 2012
  • Agreement between physician and CT scan in high energy mechanism stable trauma patients [abstract]
    Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2011
  • Bedside ultrasound for the hypotensive patient [abstract]
    Academic Emergency Medicine. 2011
  • Can paramedics accurately diagnose sepsis and severe sepsis in the field [abstract]?
    Academic Emergency Medicine. 2011
  • Correlation between internal jugular vein dimensions and congestive heart failure [abstract]
    Academic Emergency Medicine. 2011
  • Direct comparison of video laryngoscopes in simulated difficult intubations [abstract]
    Academic Emergency Medicine. 2011
  • Emergency department patient knowledge and physician communication regarding computed tomography (CT) scans [abstract]
    Academic Emergency Medicine. 2011
  • Evaluation of 4 different video laryngoscopes in a simulated difficult airway scenario: the EMESIS Trial [abstract]
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2011
  • Frequency of organ and tissue donation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients [abstract]
    Academic Emergency Medicine. 2011
  • Inadequate baseline and 6-month retention of the Emergency Severity Index by experienced Emergency Department registered nurses [abstract]
    Academic Emergency Medicine. 2011
  • Laboratory confirmed gonorrhea and/or chlamydia rates in clinically diagnosed PID and cervicitis [abstract]
    Academic Emergency Medicine. 2011
  • Laboratory screening of depressed or suicidal patients is unnecessary [abstract]
    Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2011
  • Let 'em play in the street: optimizing internship rotations for paramedic student competency [abstract]
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2011
  • Training emergency medical services providers in the use of the Emergency Severity Index: a pilot study [abstract]
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2011
  • Trends in paramedic student exposure to advanced airway placement: 2001-2009 [abstract]
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2011
  • Use of the King LTS-D as a primary airway over rapid-sequence intubation medications: a prospective, consecutive case series [abstract]
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2011
  • An analysis of required medical school emergency medicine clerkships and their impact on residency application rates [abstract]
    Academic Emergency Medicine. 2010
  • Comparison of provider time to ventilation in advanced airway procedures: a laboratory simulation trial [abstract]
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2010
  • Effect of time from initial training to field placement of the King LTS-D: the Advanced Airway Research Trial [abstract]
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2010
  • Is time to insertion different between standard endotracheal intubation and the King LTS-D supraglottic airway [abstract]?
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2010
  • The Advanced Airway Research Trial: a multicenter, prospective, randomized trial comparing standard endotracheal intubation and the King LTS-D supraglottic airway under RSI conditions [abstract]
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2010
  • Use of competency cases to assess provider knowledge of the Emergency Severity Index (version 4): an item analysis [abstract]
    Academic Emergency Medicine. 2010
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