Boston MedFlight Research

Boston MedFlight's research, supported by our consortium hospitals, has contributed substantially to a growing body of literature on Critical Care Transport best practice, and has helped us refine and improve our protocols, all for the benefit of patients we serve.


Publications

Thomas SH, Stone CK, Harrison TH, Wedel SK: Airway management in air medical transport.  Air Med J; 14: 129-138. 1995.
 
Thomas SH, Farkas A, Wedel SK: Cabin configuration and prolonged oral endotracheal intubation in the AS365N2 Dauphin EMS helicopter.  Air Med J; 15(2): 65-68, 1996.
 
Thomas SH, Benevelli W, Brown DF, Wedel SK: Safety of fentanyl for analgesia in adults undergoing air medical transport from trauma scene.  Air Med J; 15(2): 57-59, 1996.
 
Amatangelo MA, Thomas SH, Harrison TH, Wedel SK: Analysis of patients discharged from receiving hospitals within 24 hours of air medical transport.  Air Med J; 16(2): 44-47, 1997. 
 
Harrison TH, Thomas SH, Wedel SK: Interhospital aeromedical transport: delayed air medical activation in adult and pediatric trauma patients.  Amer J. Emerg Med; 15(2): 122-124, 1997. 
 
Harrison TH, Thomas SH, Wedel SK: In-flight and oral endotracheal intubation. Amer J. of Emerg Med; 15(6): 558-561, 1997.
 
DeVellis P, Thomas SH, Wedel SK, Stein JP, Vinci RJ: Prehospital fentanyl analgesia in pediatric trauma transport.  Ped Emerg Care; 14: 321-323, 1998.
 
Murphy M, Thomas SH, Borczuk P, Wedel SK: Reduced emergency department stabilization time before cranial computed tomography in patients undergoing air medical transport.  Air Med J; 16: 73-75, 1997.
 
Kociszewski C, Thomas SH, Wedel SK: Evaluation of three oral intubation techniques in the AS365 N2 Dauphin.  Air Med J; 17 (1): 16-18, 1998.
 
DeVellis P, Thomas SH, Wedel SK: Prehospital and Emergency Department analgesia for air-transported patients with fractures.   Prehospital Emergency Care 2(4): 293-296, 1998.
 
Oberg KC, Kociszewski C, Dubovsky J, LaPlante G, Lago B: Cardiac patient air medical transport in the northeast region of the United States.  Prehospital Emergency Care 2(4): 293-296, 1998. 
 
Wood S: Hip Fractures & Dislocations, Prehospital treatment for hip fractures.  Jems 11: 155-165, 1998.
 
Thomas SH, Harrison T, Wedel SK: Flight crew airway management in four settings: A six year review.  Prehospital Emergency Care 3(4): 310- 315, 1999.
 
Thomas SH, Orf J, Peterson C, Wedel SK. Frequency and Costs of Laboratory and Radiograph Repetition in Trauma Patients Undergoing Interfacility Transfer. American Journal of Emergency Medicine.  2000; 2: 156-158.
 
Kociszewski C, Thomas SH, Harrison T, Wedel SK: Etomidate versus succinylcholine for intubation in an air medical setting.  American Journal of Emergency Medicine.  2000; 18 (7): 757-763. 
 
Orf J, Thomas SH, Ahmed W, Wiebe L, Chamberlin P, Wedel SK, Houck C: Appropriateness of endotracheal tube size and insertion depth in children undergoing air medical transport.  Pediatric Emergency Care.  2000; 16 (5): 321-327.
 
Thomas SH, Harrison T, Wedel SK, Thomas D: Helicopter Emergency Medical Services Role in Disaster Operations.  Prehospital Emergency Care, 4: 338-343, 2000.
 
Wood S: Cold Complications, Assessment & management of hypothermic patients.  JEMS.  2:69-79, 2001.
 
Thomas SH, Wedel SK, Wayne M.  Oxygenation, Ventilation and Monitoring.  Prehospital Trauma Care 2001; 7.
 
Thomas SH, Orf J, Wedel SK, Conn A: Hyperventilation in Traumatic Brain Injury Patients: Inconsistency between Consensus Guidelines.  The Journal of Trauma Injury, Infection and Critical Care.  52 (1): 47-53, 2002.
 
Thomas SH, Harrison TH, Buras W, Ahmed W, Cheema F, Wedel SK: Helicopter Transport and Blunt Trauma Mortality: A Multicenter Trial.  The Journal of Trauma Injury, Infection and Critical Care.  52 (1): 136-145, 2002.
 
Thomas SH, Kociszewski C, Schwamm L, Wedel SK: The Evolving Role of Helicopter Emergency Medical Services in The Transfer of Stroke Patients to Specialized Centers. Prehospital Emergency Care 2002; 6 (2): 210.
 
Thomas SH, Cheema F, Cumming M, Wedel SK, Thomson D: Nontrauma Helicopter Emergency Medical Services Transport: Annotated Review of Selected Outcomes-Related Literature.  Prehospital Emergency Care 2002; 6 (2): 242.
 
Thomas SH, Cheema F, Wedel SK, Thomson D: Trauma Helicopter Emergency Medical Services Transport: Annotated Review of Selected Outcomes – Related Literature.  Prehospital Emergency Care 2002; 6 (3): 359.
 
Thomas SH, Williams K, Claypool D:  Medical Director for Air Medical Transport Programs. [Position paper for the National Association of EMS Physicians]  Prehospital Emergency Care, 2002; 6 (4): 455-457.
 
Thomas SH, Williams K:  Flight Physician Training Program – Core Content.  Prehospital Emergency Care, 2002; 6 (4): 458-460.
 
Koppenberg J, Briggs SM, Wedel SK, Conn A:  Emergency Medical Service.  Notfall & Rettungsmedizin.  2002; 5:  598-605.
 
Wood S, Vrahas M, Wedel SK:  Femur Fracture Immobilization with Traction Splints in Multisystem Trauma Patients.  Prehospital Emergency Care, 2003; 7 (2): 241-243.
 
Thomas F, Romig L, Hutton K, Peterson P, Thomas SH, Wedel SK.  The Air Medical Leadership Congress: Setting the Health Care Agenda for the Air Medical Community.  Air Medical Journal, 2003; 22 (5): 34-39.
 
Shapiro NI, Kociszewski C, Harrison T, Chang YC, Wedel SK, Thomas SH.  Isolated prehospital hypotension following traumatic injuries: A predictor of mortality?  J Emerg Med  2003; 25: 175-179.
 
Thomas SH, Biddinger P.  Helicopter EMS and trauma outcomes. [solicited editorial]  Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology; 2003; 16: 153-158.
 
Thomson D, Thomas SH.  Guidelines for air medical dispatch.  [Position paper for the National Association of EMS Physicians]  Prehosp Emerg Care 2003; 7: 265-271.
 
Thomas SH.  Helicopter EMS transport: Annotated review of outcomes-related literature 2000-2003.  Prehosp Emerg Care 2004; 8: 322-333.
 
Harrison T, Thomas SH, Wedel SK.  Success Rates of Pediatric Intubation by a Non-Physician Staffed Critical Care Transport Service.  Pediatric Emerg Care, 2004; 20: 101-107.
 
Thomas SH, Winsor G, Pang PS, Driscoll K, Parry BA.  Use of a radial artery compression device for noninvasive, near-continuous blood pressure monitoring in the E.D.  Am J Emerg Med 2004; 22: 474-478.
 
Thomas F, Robinson K, Judge T, Eastlee C, Frazer E, Thomas SH, et al.  The 2003 Air Medical Congress: Findings and recommendations.  Air Med J 2004; 23: 20-36.
 
Thomas SH: Helicopter Emergency Medical Transport Outcomes Literature: Annotated Review of Articles Published 2000-2003.  Prehospital Emergency Care, July/September 2004; 8 (3): 322-334.
 
Winsor G, Thomas SH, Biddinger P, Wedel SK.  Inadequate hemodynamic management in patients undergoing interfacility transfer for suspected aortic dissection.  Amer J Emerg Med 2005; 23: 24-29.
 
Thomas SH, Winsor G, Pang P, Wedel SK, Parry B:  Near-Continuous, Noninvasive Blood Pressure Monitoring In The Out-Of-Hospital Setting.  Prehospital Emergency Care, January/March 2005; 9 (1): 68-72.
 
Thomas SH, Rago O, Harrison T, Biddinger P, Wedel SK:  Fentanyl Trauma Analgesia Use in Air Medical Scene Transports.  Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2005; 29 (2): 179-187.
 
Thomas SH, Shwamm LH, Lev MH:  Case 16-2006: A 72-Year-Old Woman Admitted to the Emergency Department because of a Sudden Change in Mental Status.  The New England Journal of Medicine, 2006; 354: 2263-71.
 
Frakes MA, Lord WR, Kociszewski C, Wedel SK: Efficacy of fentanyl analgesia for trauma in critical care transport.  American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2006; 24(3)286-9.
 
Thomas SH, Kociszewski C, Hyde R, Brennan PJ, Wedel SK: Prehospital electrocardiogram and early helicopter dispatch to expedite interfacility transfer for percutaneous coronary intervention.  Critical Pathways in Cardiology, September 2006; 5(3): 155-159.
 
Tiamfook-Morgan TO, Harrison T, Thomas SH:  What happens to SPO2 during air medical crew intubations?  Prehospital Emergency Care, July/September 2006; 10(3): 363-368.
 
Driscoll K, Saia M, Thomas SH. Considerations in air medical transport of the critically ill patient.  In Blumen IJ, ed.  Principles and Direction of Air Medical Transport. 3rd ed.  Salt Lake City: Air Medical Physicians Association; 2006.  p. 399-406.
 
Konstantopolous WM, Pliakas J, Hong C, Chan K, Kim G, Nentwich L, Thomas SH.  Helicopter EMS and stroke care regionalization: Measuring performance in a maturing system.  American Journal of Emergency Medicine 2007; 25: 158-173.
 
Shewakramani S, Thomas SH, Harrison TH, Gates JD.  Air transport of patients with ruptured aortic aneurysms directly into operating rooms.  Prehospital Emergency Care 2007; 11: 337-342.
 
Thomas SH.  Fentanyl in the prehospital setting [solicited editorial].  Am J Emerg Med 2007; 25: 842-843.
 
Frakes MA. Emergency department management of severe sepsis. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal 2007; 29(3):228-40.
 
Tiamfook-Morgan TO, Kociszewski C, Browne C, Barclay D, Wedel SK, Thomas SH.  Helicopter scene responses: Regional variations in compliance with air medical triage guidelines.  Prehosp Emerg Care 2008; 12: 443-50.
 
Chapman J, Pallin D, Ferrara L, Mortell S, Pliakis J, Shear M, Thomas SH.  Elevated endotracheal tube cuff pressures in patients undergoing critical care transport.  Amer J Emerg 2009; 27(8): 980-2
Thomas SH, Shewakramani S.  Prehospital analgesia [review].  J Emerg Med 2008; 35: 47-57.
 
Sahjian M, Frakes MA.  Where there’s smoke …:  Inhalation injury, cyanide toxicity, and carbon monoxide poisoning.  Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal 2008;30 (2):180-7. 
 
Frakes M, Lord WR, Kociszewski C, Wedel SK.  Factors associated with unoffered trauma analgesia in critical care transport.  Am J Emerg Med 2009; 27:49-54.
 
Frakes MA, High K, Stocking J. Transport nurse safety practices, perceptions, and experiences: The ASTNA Survey.  Air Med J 2009;28 (5):250-5.
 
Wolf GK, Frakes MA, Gallagher M, Allan CK, Wedel SK. Management of suspected myocarditis during critical care transport. Pediatric Emerg Care. 2010; 26(7):512-7.

Jerin E.  Night Vision, Instrument Systems Maintenance Concept.  HeliMX. October/November 2010; Premiere Issue, 6.
 
Frakes MA.  What really matters. Air Medical Journal 2011;30(2):78-9.
 
Frakes MA.  The effect of specialty certification on patient safety and outcomes.  ENA Connections 2011;35(3):29-30.
 
Frakes MA. Good teams lead to good outcomes. Air Medical Journal 2011;30(1):31-2.
 
Frakes MA.  What really matters.  Air Medical Journal 2011;30(2):78-9. 
 
Frakes MA.  The business side of critical care transport.  Air Medical Journal 2011;30(3):126-7.
 
Frakes MA.  The sum and the parts.  Air Medical Journal 2011;30(4):187-91.
 
Frakes MA.  Helping people and solving problems.  Air Medical Journal 2011;30(5):240-3.
 
Denison T., Jeffries F.  A Collaborative Initiative:  Pipe Dream or Possibility?  Air Medical Journal2012; 31(4) 174-176.
 
AT Reisner; MY Khitrov; L Chen; K. Wilkins; W. Doyle; T. Denison; J. Reifman.  Development and Validation of a Portable Platform for Deploying Decision-Support Algorithms in Prehospital Settings. Applied Clinical Informatics 2013; 4:392-402.
 
Frakes, MA. Pediatric trauma. In Concepts in Advanced Trauma Nursing. Des Plaines, IL:Emergency Nurses Association. 2014, in press.
 
Frakes, MA. Pulmonary trauma and advanced mechanical ventilation. In Concepts in Advanced Trauma Nursing. Des Plaines, IL:Emergency Nurses Association. 2014, in press.
 
Macias WL, Nentwich L, Hong C, Chan K, Pliakas J, Thomas SH: Acute Ishemic Shock in the Modern Era: Impact of Stroke Care Regionalization on Evaluation, Documentation and Patient Transport – The Massachusetts General Hospital Experience. Annals of Emerg. Med. 2005; 46 (3): S62.
 
Shewakramani, S, Harrison, TH, Nardelli, B, Thomas, SH: Adequacy of fluid resuscitation during transport of burn patients.  Annals of Emergency Medicine 2006; 48 (4): S71.
 
Shewakramani, S, Harrison, TH, Gates, JD, Thomas, SH: Interfacility helicopter transports of patients with leaking aortic aneurisms directly into the operating room.  Ann Emerg Med 2006; 48 (4): S53.
 
Frakes MA, Phaneuf J, Kociszewski C, Wedel SK.  Lights and siren use in ground critical care transport.  Air Medical Journal 2007;26:236.
 
Frakes MA, Judge T, Kociszewski CK, Wedel SK, Reporting for the Northeast Evaluation of Transport Workgroup.  Correlation of medical helicopter transports with consensus utilization guidelines.  Air Medical Journal 2007; 26:230.
 
Frakes MA, O’Donnell S, Sahjian M.  Long-term cardiac arrest outcomes in a rotor-wing critical care transport system.  Air Medical Journal 2007;26:236-7. 
 
O’Donnell S, Frani G, Frakes MA.  Rescue and alternative airways in rotor-wing critical care transport.  Air Medical Journal 2007;26:238. 
 
Frakes MA, Sonstroem S.  Patient maneuvering around running helicopters in rotor wing critical care transport.  Air Medical Journal 2007;26:237. 
 
Frakes MA, Lord WR, Verrengia S, Gaeta S, Robinson KJ, McQuay J, Harman AL.  Transfer of medication administration information from critical care transport teams to trauma teams.  Academic Emergency Medicine 2007 14: S142-S143.  Air Medical Journal 2007;26:232. 
 
Frakes MA, Delgado J.  BIS-Monitor consciousness measurement in patients with neuromuscular blockade and empirical sedation by a critical care transport team.  Critical Care Medicine 2007;35(12 supp):A245.
 
Frakes MA, Delgado J.  BIS-Monitor consciousness measurement in patients with neuromuscular blockade and empirical sedation by a critical care transport team. Air Medical Journal 2008; 27 (5):231.
 
Tiamfook-Morgan T, Thomas SH, for the CCT CORE Steering Committee.  Critical Care Transport Collaborative Outcomes Research Effort: The CCT CORE Airway Study.  J Emerg Med 2008.
 
Hyde RJ, Kociszewski C, Thomas SH, Wedel SK, Brennan PJ.  Prehospital STEMI diagnosis and early helicopter dispatch to expedite interfacility transfer reduces time to reperfusion.  Prehosp Emerg Care 2008 12: 107.
 
Shear M, Chapman J, Pallin D, Pliakas J, Thomas SH.  Endotracheal tube cuff pressures in patients intubated prior to aeromedical transport.  Prehosp Emerg Care 2008 12: 103-104.
 
Gallagher M, Frakes M, Wedel SK, Thomas SH.  Pediatric endotracheal tube cuff pressures in air-transported patients.  Pediatrics 2008 (in press)
 
Frakes MA, Pylant R, Lohan P, Williams A.  Accuracy of an inexpensive, disposable Endotracheal tube cuff pressure manometer in a helicopter transport environment.  Air Medical Journal 2008; 27 (5):230.
 
Frakes MA, Howard Z, Pliakas J, Connelly L, Thomas S, Wedel SK. Infectious disease transports underscore importance of early management of sepsis.  Crit Care Med 2008;36 (12):A119.
Shear MM, Waterford SD, Domeier R, Funk D, Judge T, MacDonald RD, Madden J, Tiamfook-Morgan TO, Thomas SH.  The CCT Core multicenter HEMS airway study:  Initial 100 intubations. Prehosp Emerg Care 2009;13(1):98-9.
 
Frakes MA, Pliakas J, Connelly S, Wedel SK.  Presentation and progression of pediatric septic shock patients in critical care transport (abstract). Air Medical Journal 2009;28 (5):247-8.
 
Frakes MA, High K, Stocking J.  What we do and what we don’t do.  Report of the ASTNA safety survey.  Air Medical Journal 2009;28(5):250-5.  
 
Sulis C, Estanislao R, Frakes MA, Wedel SK, Carling P.  Completeness of cleaning critical care transport vehicles. Air Medical Journal 2010; 29 (5):244.
 
Sulis C, Frakes MA, Estanislao R, Carling P, Wedel SK.  Measuring and improving disinfection in critical care transport vehicles (abstract). Critical Care Medicine 2010;38 (12 Supp):80.
 
Wedel SK, Orr RA, Frakes MA, Conn AKT. Improving the incomplete infrastructure for interfacility patient transport (letter). Critical Care Medicine 2012;41(2):e21-2.
Orf J, Wedel SK. Considerations in Air Medical Transport of the Critically Ill Patient.  Air Medical
Physicians Handbook, 1993.
 
Pickering DP, Wedel SK. Transport of the Critically Ill and Injured Pediatric Patient.  In Abdominal Surgery of Infancy and Children. pp1-8.  Edited by W.L. Donnellan, Harwood Publishers; Luxembourg, 1996.
 
Thomas SH.  Aeromedical transport.  In Plantz S, Adler J, editors.  eMedicine online: Emergency Medicine.  Boston: Boston Medical Publishing Corporation; 1997. 
 
Thomas ST, Wedel SK, Orf J, Harrison TH, Guarino P: Prehospital Airway Management. In Balin M, ed. HEAL:  Harvard Electronic Anesthesia Library on CD-ROM.  Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2001. 
 
Thomas SH, Wedel SK, Wayne M: Oxygenation, ventilation, and monitoring.  In Soreide E, Grande C, editors.  Prehospital Trauma Care, 1st edition.  New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc.; 2001.  p. 255-272.
 
Stone CK, Thomas SH.  Air medical transport.  In Tintinalli J, Kelen GD, Stapczynski JS, eds.  Emergency Medicine - A Comprehensive Study Guide.  6th edition.  New York: McGraw Hill; 2004.  p. 11-15.
 
Driscoll K, Saia M, Thomas SH. Considerations in air medical transport of the critically ill patient.  In Blumen IJ, ed.  Principles and Direction of Air Medical Transport.  3rd ed.  Salt Lake City: Air Medical Physicians Association; 2006.  p. 399-406.
 
Rich JM,  Frakes MA.  Confirmation of tracheal intubation and monitoring of lung ventilation.   In Rich JM, ed.  Street Level Airway Management.  Upper Saddle River, NJ:Prentice Hall, 2007.
 
Ramsay MAE, Frakes MA, Rich JM.  Sedation and analgesia for post-intubation management.  In Rich JM, ed.  Street Level Airway Management.  Upper Saddle River, NJ:Prentice Hall, 2007.
 
Rouse M, Frakes M.  Airway Management.  In:  Holleran RS (ed).  ASTNA patient transport principles and practice (4th ed).  St. Louis: Mosby. 2009, 181-233.
 
Frakes M, Assessment and monitoring of the adult and maternal patient.  In Demmons LL and James SE, eds. ASTNA Standards for Critical Care and Specialty Ground Transport, 2nd Ed.  Greenwood Village, CO:ASTNA.  2010, 61-86
 
Frakes MA.  Transport.  In Gravenstein J, Jaffe M, Paulus D, eds.  Capnography:  clinical aspects, 2nd ed. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.  2011.
Frakes MA, Waden H, Wedel, SK.  Prehospital care and transport.  In Velmahos G, deGiannis E, Doll D, eds .  Penetrating Trauma.  A practical guide on operative and postoperative management.  New York:Springer.  2012. 
Thomas SH, Williams KA, Claypool DW.  Medical Director for Air Medical Transport Programs.  [Position paper for the National Association of EMS Physicians] Prehosp Emerg Care 2002; 6: 455-457.
 
Thomas SH, Williams KA.  Flight Physician Training Program – Core Content.  [Position paper for the National Association of EMS Physicians] Prehosp Emerg Care 2002; 6: 458-460.
 
Thomson D, Thomas SH.  Guidelines for air medical dispatch.  [Position paper for the National Association of EMS Physicians] Prehosp Emerg Care 2003; 7: 265-271.
 
Thomas SH.  Use of helipads for hospitals utilizing helicopter EMS.  [Joint position paper for the National Association of EMS Physicians, American College of Emergency Physicians, and Association of Air Medical Services] Prehosp Emerg Care 2007; 11: 466.
 
Tollefsen, WW, Chapman, J, Frakes M, Gallagher, M, Shear M, Thomas SH.  Endotracheal tube cuff pressures in pediatric patients intubated prior to aeromedical transport.  Pediatric Emergency Care 2010;  5: 361-363
Aronson A, Harrison TH, Saia M, Kim G, Bach H, Chan K, Thomas SH:  Use of End-Tidal Carbon Dioxide Monitoring to Detect Occult Hypoventilation in Patients Receiving Opioids in the Pre-Hospital and Emergency Department Settings.  2004 CHEST, Seattle, WA.  October 23-28, 2004. 
 
Wood S:  Quantification of Orogastrically Administered Aspirin.  2004 CHEST, Seattle, WA.  October 23-28, 2004.
 
Rago O, Thomas SH, Harrison T, Biddinger P, Wedel SK: Fentanyl trauma analgesia use in air medical scene transports.  National Association of EMS Physicians Annual Meeting, Florida, 13-15 January 2005.
 
Harrison T, Thomas SH, Tiamfook T, Wedel SK.  What happens to SpO2 during air medical crew intubations?  Society of Academic Emergency Medicine 2005 Annual Meeting, New York, 22-25 May 2005
 
Aman S, Atassi B, Wittels K, Thomas S.  Prehospital Chest Pain Documentation: Helicopter EMS vs. ground EMS crews.  National Association of EMS Physicians Annual Meeting, Tucson, Arizona, 13-15 January 2006.
 
Wood, SP, Pahigian B, Wedel SK: Detection of latent blood on semi-invasive medical equipment.  Air Medical Association Conference, 25-27 September, 2006, Phoenix, AZ.
 
Frakes M, Voorhis SV: Effectiveness of a checklist in verifying operational safety behaviors at a rotor wing air medical program.  Air Medical Association Conference, 25-27 September, 2006, Phoenix, AZ.
 
Frakes M, Lord WR, Kociszewski C, Wedel SK: Factors associated with trauma oligoanalgesia by critical care transport teams.  Air Medical Association Conference, 25-27 September, 2006, Phoenix, AZ.
 
Shewakramani S, Harrison TH, Nardelli B, Thomas SH.  Adequacy of fluid resuscitation during transport of burn patients.  American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly, New Orleans, 15-16 October 2006.
 
Shewakramani S, Harrison TH, Gates JD, Thomas SH.  Interfacility helicopter transport of patients with leaking aortic aneurysms directly into the operating room.  American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly, New Orleans, 15-16 October 2006.
 
Frakes MA, Lord WR, Verrengia S, Gaeta S, Robinson KJ, McQuay J, Harman AL.  Transfer of medication administration information from critical care transport teams to trauma teams.  Poster presentation at the New England Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Conference.  2007 April, Worcester MA.
 
Krauss W, Shah S, Shah S,  Thomas SH.  Fentanyl analgesia in the out-of-hospital setting: Variables associated with hypotension in 1091 administrations among 500 consecutive patients. Society of Academic Emergency Medicine2007 Annual Meeting, Chicago IL, 21-26 May 2007.
 
Frakes MA, Lord WR, Verrengia S, Gaeta S, Robinson KJ, McQuay J, Harman AL.  Transfer of medication administration information from critical care transport teams to trauma teams.  Poster presentation at the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Conference.  2007 May, Chicago. 
 
Frakes MA, Phaneuf J, Kociszewski C, Wedel SK.  Lights and siren use in ground critical care transport. Poster presentation at the Air Medical Transport Conference.  2007 September, Tampa FL.
 
Frakes MA, O’Donnell S, Sahjian M.  Long-term cardiac arrest outcomes in a rotor-wing critical care transport system.  Poster presentation at the Air Medical Transport Conference.  2007 September, Tampa FL.
 
O’Donnell S, Frani G, Frakes MA.  Rescue and alternative airways in rotor-wing critical care transport.  Poster presentation at the Air Medical Transport Conference.  2007 September, Tampa FL.
 
Frakes MA, Sonstroem S.  Patient maneuvering around running helicopters in rotor wing critical care transport.  Poster presentation at the Air Medical Transport Conference.  2007 September, Tampa FL.
 
Krauss W, Shah S, Shah S,  Thomas SH.  Advancing age is associated with less analgesia in EMS settings. Fourth Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress, Sorrento Italy, 15-19 September 2007.
 
Krauss W, Shah S, Shah S,  Thomas SH.  Fentanyl use for cardiac patients transported by an air medical service: Safety and efficacy. Fourth Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress, Sorrento Italy, 15-19 September 2007.
 
Shear M, Chapman J, Thomas SH.  Endotracheal tube cuff pressures in patients intubated prior to aeromedical transport. National Association of EMS Physicians Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona 10-12 January 2008.
 
Hyde RJ, Kociszewski C, Thomas SH, Wedel SK, Brennan PJ.  Prehospital STEMI diagnosis and early helicopter dispatch to expedite interfacility transfer reduces time to reperfusion.  National Association of EMS Physicians Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona 10-12 January 2008.
 
Tiamfook-Morgan T, Thomas SH.  Helicopter trauma scene response: Does dispatch meet previously established triage guidelines?  American Academy of Emergency Medicine 14th Annual Scientific Assembly, Amelia Island, Florida, 7-9 February 2008.
 
Tiamfook-Morgan T, Thomas SH, for the CCT CORE Steering Committee.  Critical Care Transport Collaborative Outcomes Research Effort: The CCT CORE Airway Study.  American Academy of Emergency Medicine 14th Annual Scientific Assembly, Amelia Island, Florida, 7-9 February 2008.
 
Tiamfook-Morgan TO, Shear M, Thomas S.  Critical Care Transport Collaborative Outcomes Research Effort:  The CORE Airway Project.  Poster presentation at the AAEM Scientific Assembly.  2008 October, Amelia Island, FL. 
 
Frakes MA, Delgado J.  BIS-Monitor consciousness measurement in patients with neuromuscular blockade and empirical sedation by a critical care transport team.  Poster presentation at Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress. 2008 January, Honolulu.
 
Frakes MA, Delgado J.  BIS-Monitor consciousness measurement in patients with neuromuscular blockade and empirical sedation by a critical care transport team.  Presentation at the Air Medical Transport Conference, 2008 October, Minneapolis.
 
Shear ML, Waterford S, Domeier R, Funk D, Judge T, Macdonald R, Madden J, Tiamfook-Morgan T, Thomas SH.  CCT CORE multicenter airway study: Initial 100 intubations.  National Association of EMS Physicians Annual Meeting, Jacksonville FL, 22-24 January 2009.
 
Frakes M, Howard Z, Pliakas J, Wedel SK, Thomas SH, Connelly L,  Infectious disease transports underscore importance of early management of sepsis.  Poster presentation at Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress.  Nashville, TN January 2009.
 
Shear MM, Waterford SD, Domeier R, Funk D, Judge T, MacDonald RD, Madden J, Tiamfook-Morgan TO, Thomas SH. The CCT Core multicenter HEMS airway study:  Initial 100 intubations. Poster presentation at 2009 National Association of EMS Physicians Scientific Assembly.  2009 January, Jacksonville, FL.
 
Frakes MA, Gallagher M, Thomas S, Wedel SK.  Endotracheal tube cuff pressures in pediatric critical care transport patients.  Poster presentation at the Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference.  San Antonio, March, 2009.
 
Frakes MA, Pliakas J, Connelly S, Wedel SK.  Presentation and progression of pediatric septic shock patients in critical care transport.  Presentation at American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition. 2009, Washington, DC.
 
Sulis C, Estanislao R, Wedel SK, Carling P. Completeness of Cleaning Critical Care Transport Vehicles. Presented at the 5th Decennial International Conference on Health-care Associated Infections. 2010 March, Atlanta, Georgia. 
 
Sulis C, Frakes MA, Wedel SK.  Completeness of Cleaning Critical Care Vehicles.  Presentation and progression of pediatric septic shock patients in critical care transport.  Presentation at Air Medical Transport Conference.  October 2010, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
 
Sulis C, Frakes MA, Estanislao R, Carling P, Wedel SK.  Measuring and improving disinfection in critical care transport vehicles (poster).  Presentation at Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress. January 2011, San Diego, CA.
 
Frakes MA, Pieretti M, Hourihan M, Wedel SK.  The transport team of the future.  Presentation at Harvard Trauma Critical Care Symposium.  2012 November, Boston MA.
 
Frakes MA. Be the closer: Success in project management. Presentation at Emergency Nurses Association
Leadership Conference. 2013 March. Fort Lauderdale., FL.
 
Frakes MA. Time to change: Strategies for individual and organizational change. Presentation at Emergency Nurses Association Leadership Conference. 2013 March. Fort Lauderdale, FL.
 
Frakes MA. Fatigue in critical care transport. Presentation at Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference. 2013 April, Austin TX.
 
Watkins C, Frakes MA, McQuay J, Robinson KJ. Comparison of Patient Acuity in Dispatch Initiated Auto
Launch versus Traditional Provider Request. Poster presentation at Society of Academic Emergency Medicine New England Regional Meeting. 2013 April, Providence RI.
 
Frakes MA. Not sexy, still important. An update on sepsis care. Presentation at Critical Care Transport
Medicine Conference. 2013 April, Austin TX.
 
Frakes MA. Fatigue in Emergency Services. Presentation at Missouri EMS Association Annual Meeting. 2012 July. Branson, MO; Emergency Nurses Association Scientific Assembly. 2013 September, Nashville TN.
 
 Frakes MA. On the Road: Patient and provider safety on inter- and intrafacility transports. Presentation at Concord Trauma Care Conference. 2011 April, Concord, NH; AACN National Teaching Institute. 2011 May. Chicago, IL; Emergency Nurses Association Scientific Assembly. 2013 September, Nashville TN.
 
Frakes, MA. High Reliability Instead of Safety. Presentation at PHI/LifeFlight Eagle Safety Summit. 2013
September, Kansas City MO.
 
Frakes MA. Is your safety program doing enough? Presentation at Critical Care Transport Medicine
Conference. 2013 April, Austin TX; PHI/LifeFlight Eagle Safety Summit. 2013 September, Kansas City MO.
 
Frakes MA. Quality as a way of life in critical care transport. Presentation at Air Medical Transport Conference. 2013 October, Virginia Beach VA.
 
Frakes MA. Congenital heart disease in adult patients. Presentation at the Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference. 2014 April, Austin, TX.
 
Frakes MA. Aortic syndromes. Presentation at the Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference. 2014 April, Austin, TX.
 
Frakes MA. CCT Goals: not safety and a just culture, but high reliability and an informed culture. Presentation at the Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference. 2014 April, Austin, TX.