Niigata University of Health and Welfare

Major in Rehabilitation Sciences
Field of Emergency Medical Sciences

Overview

In the Field of Emergency Medical Sciences, we develop effective paramedic operation systems and foster human resources with scientific thinking skills. To provide paramedical activities effectively, it is important for paramedics to acquire knowledge of emergency medical sciences and emergency medical service (EMS) system, and skills needed for intervention and transportation. Such knowledge and skills should be improved through this field of ours and on-the-job training. In addition to this, it is necessary to develop more effective activities through discovery from cumulated data and its generalization and systematization to create appropriate EMS system and academic frameworks corresponding to changes and development of medical environment.

Characteristics

The Field of Emergency Medical Sciences includes several research fields, such as resuscitation, civil education regarding the “chain-of-survival” concept and disaster medicine.

In this field, research subjects are as follows:

In the field, the faculty members play an active and leading role in each area of expertise, including the studies of resuscitation, disasters and so on.

Master’s Degree

Master of Medical Science (M.M.Sc.) in Emergency Medical Sciences

Examples of Research Topics

  1. Prompt prediction of successful defibrillation from VF waveform in adult patients with out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest.
  2. Development of effective off-the-job training method for emergency medical personnel in disasters
  3. Establishment of optimum “Medical Control” system according to the medical resources of each rural area
  4. Analysis of physical demands related to EMT's activities

Teaching Staff

Tsutomu Suzuki / Professor / M.D.,Ph. D.
Surgery of Malignancies of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract, Surgical Oncology

Hiroshi Endoh / Professor / M.D.,Ph. D.
Evaluation of EMS based on geographical information system (GIS).
Prompt prediction of successful defibrillation from VF waveform in adult patients with out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest.
Prediction of outcome based on heart rate variability (HRV) in critically ill patients.
Clinical studies using the MIMIC-III or Japanese DPC database.

Kazutake Kawakami / Professor / M.D.,Ph. D.
Development of effective off-the-job training method for emergency medical personnel in disasters, Establishment of optimum “Medical Control” system according to the medical resources of each rural area,

Yutaka Takei / Professor / EMT-P., Ph. D.
Analysis of physical demands related to EMT's activities, International comparison related to emergency medical service system

Takahisa Kamikura / Associate Professor / Ph. D.
Development of application software for visually impaired persons to support cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), Emergency telephone consultation service, Liability for damage, Development of infant CPR educational program for expectant parents

Hajime Yamauchi / Associate Professor / M.E.M
A Study for Development of New Attachment for Back Board System, Examination of chest compression method in infants

Kentaro Omatsu / Assistant Professor / M.H.S.
Virtual and mixed reality for medical training, Emergency medical service systems in rural areas and isolated islands

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