Posts tagged ‘prehospital’
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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Attribution to Dr Rahul Goswami, YouTube channel. Thanks Rahul!
Photo courtesy of Dr Nicholas Chrimes
Originally posted on AmboFOAM:
I’m currently away in Japan getting some skiing in, so I’m not up to much I terms of posting.
However, whilst waiting for my wife to return from a shopping rampage in Tokyo, I did catch this post over at the brilliant ScanCrit site about HEMS use of RSI in East Anglia.
It adds to the belief that I have long held: prehospital intubation is not bad if it is done well; it’s prehospital intubation done poorly that is bad.
While you are over at ScanCrit, check out the rest of the site, these guys (and gals?) post some excellent stuff.