Research

Completed projects

  • Saunders C, Ferguson J. Narrow Complex Tachycardias. ECGs for Prehospital Emergency Care. Brady W, Hudson K, et al. (eds) Wiley-Blackwell 2011. [Book Chapter accepted for publication]
  • Sloan EP, Philbin NB, Koenigsberg MD, Gao W; DCLHb Traumatic Hemorrhagic Shock Study Group; European HOST Investigators. The lack of consistent diaspirin cross-linked hemoglobin infusion blood pressure effects in the US and EU traumatic hemorrhagic shock clinical trials. Shock. 2010: 33(2):123-33.
  • Markenson D*, FergusonJ*, Chameides L, Cassan P, Chung K-L, Epstein J, Gonzales L,Herrington RA, Pellegrino JL, Ratcliff N, Singer A. Consensus on Science and Treatment Recommendations for First Aid: 2010 American Heart Association and American RedCross. Resuscitation. 2010; 81(suppl1). (* denotes equal first authors)
  • Markenson D*, FergusonJ*, Chameides L, Cassan P, Chung K-L, Epstein J, Gonzales L, Herrington RA, Pellegrino JL, Ratcliff N, Singer A. Part 17:First Aid: 2010 American Heart Association and American RedCross Guidelines for First Aid. Circulation. 2010;122(suppl3):S934–S946. (* denotes equal first authors)
  • Benner J,Ferguson J, Judkins A, et al. Ondansetron as an Effective Antiemetic in the Rural, Out-of-hospital Setting. AJEM [accepted for publication, Letter to the Editor].
  • Sloan EP, Koenigsberg MD, Philbin NB, Gao W; DCLHb Traumatic Hemorrhagic Shock Study Group; European HOST Investigators Diaspirin cross-linked hemoglobin infusion did not influence base deficit and lactic acid levels in two clinical trials of traumatic hemorrhagic shock patient resuscitation. J Trauma. 2010: 68(5):1158-71.
  • Ferguson J. First aid for human and animal bites. Appendix: Evidence-based Worksheets: 2010 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations and 2010 American Heart Association and American Red Cross International Consensus on First Aid Science With Treatment Recommendations. Circulation. 2010;122 (suppl 2):S606–S638.
  • Holstege C, Ferguson J. Charcoal administration in poisonous ingestions. Appendix: Evidence-based Worksheets: 2010 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations and 2010 American Heart Association and American Red Cross International Consensus on First Aid Science With Treatment Recommendations. Circulation. 2010; 122 (suppl 2):S606–S638.
  • Ferguson J. Teaching Resource for Instructors in Prehospital Pediatrics (TRIPP). Basic Life Support, Second Edition. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2009; 13(2): 267-268.
  • Ferguson J. “Animal Bites”. EMS and Disaster Medicine: Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight. Cone D, O’Conner R, Fowler R. (eds) 2009. [Book Chapter]
  • March J, Ferguson J. “Volunteer EMS Systems”. EMS and Disaster Medicine:Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight. Cone D, O’Conner R, Fowler R. (eds) 2009. [Book Chapter]
  • March J, Ferguson J. “Injury Prevention”. EMS and Disaster Medicine:Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight. Cone D, O’Conner R, Fowler R. (eds) 2009. [Book Chapter]
  • Hack JB, Orogbemi T, De Guzman JM, Brewer KL, O’Rourke D, and Meggs WJ. “A Novel Circumferential Compression Device Delays Onset of Systemic Toxicity after Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake Envenomation to the Torso of an Animal Model.” Presented at National Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, May 2009
  • March, JA. Counseling About Proper Use of Motor Vehicle Occupant Restraints and Avoidance of Alcohol Use While Driving. Southern Medical Journal 2008, 101 (4), 1.
  • Ferguson J, Brady WJ, Alibertis K. “Cardiac Arrest”. Emergency Medicine. Adams JG, Barton ED, Collings J. (eds) Elsevier. June 2008. [Book Chapter]
  • Hack JB, De Guzman JM, Brewer KL, O’Rourke D, and Meggs WJ. “A Novel Circumferential Compression Device Delays Onset of Systemic Toxicity after Coral Snake Envenomation to the Torso of an Animal Model” Presented at Southeast Regional Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, March 2008 Presented at National Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, May 2008
  • Delbridge T, March J; Variability in Out-of-Hospital Trauma Care: So What? Ann Emerg Med. 2007; 49:302- 303.
  • March JA, Evans MA, Ward B, Brewer KL: Motor Vehicle Fatalities among Hispanics in Rural North Carolina. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2003; 10(11):1249-1252.
  • Schenarts CL, March JA. Corticosteroids for patients with septic shock. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2003; 289(1): 41.
  • March JA, Ausband SC, Brown LH: Changes in Physical Examination Caused by Use of Spinal Immobilization. Prehospital Emergency Care 2002; 6(4): 421-4.
  • Lawson L, March JA: Automated External Defibrillation by Very Young, Untrained Children. Prehospital Emergency Care 2002; 6(3): 295-298.
  • Ausband SC, March JA, Brown LH: National Prevalence of Palliative Care Protocols in Emergency Medical Services. Prehospital Emergency Care 2002; 6(1): 36-41.
  • De Guzman, J., March, J., Tyson, S., and Beacham, G. (2009). Use of Geographical Information Systems to Compare the Location of Automated External Defibrillators versus Actual Sudden Cardiac Death Sites in One Suburban/Rural North Carolina. Academic Emergency Medicine 2009, 16 (4), S195.
  • March JA, Harvey LH, Tyson SJ: Physician-Initiated EMS Refusals of 911 Calls During a Disaster. Prehospital Emergency Care.
  • March JA, Evans MA, Ward B, Brewer KL: Motor Vehicle Fatalities among Hispanics in Rural North Carolina. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2003; 10(11):1249-1252.
  • March, JA, Ferguson, J.D., De Guzman, J, Pollock, J. (2009). Implementation of an EMS Screening Tool on Patients Refusing Ambulance Transport and Effects on Requests for On-Line Medical Direction. Academic Emergency Medicine 2009, 16 (4), S193-4.
  • Cardiovascular Collapse in Special Situations, Ferguson JD and De Guzman JM Book chapter for EM Clinics - In progress 

Active projects

  • “A Review of the out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rate from July 2007 to June 2010 in a rural North Carolina county” De Guzman JM, Ferguson JD, Kwofie J Research in progress

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Focus Areas