PHARM Podcast 017 – Prehospital RSI and lessons from aviation by Ben Hoffman PART 1

 Tune in and listen to a discussion of the evidence base for prehospital RSI and lessons from aviation

ON this episode, I talk to Ben Hoffman, who trained as a pilot and has been involved in the New Zealand ambulance service in the past. He is currently planning to start medical school next year and tutors health professionals on safety aspects coming from his aviation training. We go over the evidence base for prehospital RSI and start to discuss important lessons from aviation and how this can be applied to emergency airway management. Part two upcoming we go into more detail about the culture of safety in aviation and the principles of crew resource management. This all applies for high risk medical situations where the stakes are critical and no where does this matter more than in prehospital RSI.

Show note references and resources

Great powerpoint on prehospital RSI in NZ ( includes reference to San Diego RSI trial)

Bernard MICA RSI trial discussed on Trauma.org

Stay safe and enjoy the interview

Minh

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4 thoughts on “PHARM Podcast 017 – Prehospital RSI and lessons from aviation by Ben Hoffman PART 1

  1. Something that just dawned on me is the difference in stylettes versus bougie for intubation! Definitely seems to be a difference in style between US EMS and other EMS systems.

    I kind wish we switched to bougies instead of stylettes.

  2. While my intubation experience is limited I must express a dislike for a stylet and very firm preference for an elastic gum bougie. I have noticed they are not common in the USA

  3. Hoffman is not a medical student, nor is he involved with the ambulance service in New Zealand in any other capacity than a spectator. Poses as a qualified, field experienced intensive care paramedic in online forums, but is a fraud.

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