Posts from the ‘Prehospital medicine’ Category
Originally posted on The Collective:
This is the first of what we hope will be a series of posts from Dr Paul Bailey who works as a Medical Director for CareFlight International Air Ambulance. Paul will try to provide insights into the challenges of managing retrievals across oceans. Here’s the starter.
In his real life, Paul Bailey is an Emergency Physician based in Perth, Western Australia who dabbles in the Greyhound racing industry (having owned 10 dogs and never been to the track). He can often be found in the outer at an Aussie Rules football oval, most commonly critiquing the performance of the umpires in an entirely constructive manner. Past lives include a molecular biology PhD – in Jellyfish venom – don’t ask – and being a glassy in various drinking establishments in Western Australia.
Paul has previously undertaken international retrievals, helicopter work supporting Australian Army exercises and time with Queensland Rescue at…
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Thanks to @nutmeig on Twitter for alerting me to this brilliant article and photography of Northern PHARM!
Originally posted on Auckland HEMS:
Pretty much summarizes the severe traumas that define the essence of our trade.
And sometimes, the answer to critical bleeding is to give blood.
We are grateful to our colleagues at Sydney HEMS, who advise: “blood is provided to transfuse patients with life-threatening bleeding after meticulous attention to hemorrhage control.”
Auckland HEMS is poised to begin providing prehospital blood as part of our bundle of critical clinical interventions. We are fortunate to collaborate with the New Zealand Blood Service and with our local District Health Board to provide this service. http://www.nzblood.co.nz
Herein, please find our training video. We welcome your feedback.
Our draft Blood SOP is undergoing usability testing with our clinical teams. Once finalized, we will share this for FOAM.
This is an unsystematic review of the current literature. A few themes are emerging:
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Artwork by Dr Natasha Burley-Pirie!