Bringing the resuscitation room to the scene of the accident

A 112 call comes in. A person has been seriously injured. Aware every second counts in the critical first hour, emergency agencies mobilise … — Read on http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/healthandwellbeing/arid-40345706.html

Pediatric Prehospital Advanced Airway Management by Anesthesiologist and Nurse Anesthetist Staffed Critical Care Teams – PubMed

This study observed a high overall prehospital TI success rate in children with relatively few associated complications and short time on scene, despite the challenges presented by the pediatric prehospital TI. — Read on pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34254579/

Incidence and challenges of helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) rescue missions with helicopter hoist operations: analysis of 11,228 daytime and nighttime missions in Switzerland – PubMed

Nearly 20 % of patients who needed to be evacuated by a hoist were severely injured, and complex and lifesaving medical interventions were necessary before the HHO procedure. Therefore, only adequately trained and experienced medical crew members should accompany HHO missions. — Read on pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34253244/

Focused ultrasound in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest by advanced paramedics | Journal Of Paramedic Practice

Background: This study describes and evaluates advanced paramedic practitioner (APP) use of focused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS) in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), and relates ultrasound findings with decisions to terminate resuscitation. The authors report characteristics of patients who do/do not undergo a FoCUS examination by APPs, ultrasound probe positions used and whether FoCUS findings were associatedContinue reading “Focused ultrasound in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest by advanced paramedics | Journal Of Paramedic Practice”

Tracheal intubation in microgravity: a simulation study comparing direct laryngoscopy and videolaryngoscopy† – British Journal of Anaesthesia

Tracheal intubation in microgravity: a simulation study comparing direct laryngoscopy and videolaryngoscopy† – British Journal of Anaesthesia — Read on bjanaesthesia.org/article/S0007-0912(19)30935-3/fulltext

Canadian Airway Focus Group updated consensus-based recommendations for management of the difficult airway: part 1. Difficult airway management encountered in an unconscious patient | SpringerLink

Since the last Canadian Airway Focus Group (CAFG) guidelines were published in 2013, the literature on airway management has expanded substantially. The CA — Read on link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12630-021-02007-0

RRH: Rural and Remote Health article: 6115 – A year as a prehospital physician in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland

RRH: Rural and Remote Health. Published article number: 6115 – A year as a prehospital physician in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland — Read on http://www.rrh.org.au/journal/article/6115

Mountain Medicine CPD — Adventure Medic

The British Mountain Medicine Society (BMMS) has teamed up with Life in the Fast Lane and the University of Central Lancashire to develop free online mountain medicine CPD. For those that haven’t yet completed it, the initial module is just 25 MCQs with CPD approval from the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh). Access to the… MountainContinue reading “Mountain Medicine CPD — Adventure Medic”

CHALLENGES OF COVID-19 AEROMEDICAL RETRIEVAL: LESSONS LEARNT FROM CONDUCTING AEROMEDICAL TRANSFERS DURING A PANDEMIC

CHALLENGES OF COVID-19 AEROMEDICAL RETRIEVAL: LESSONS LEARNT FROM CONDUCTING AEROMEDICAL TRANSFERS DURING A PANDEMIC — Read on http://www.exeley.com/journal_australiasian_society_aerospace_medicine/doi/10.21307/asam-2020-003

Case Study: TrustAir on the aeromedical transfer of Covid-19 patients | AirMed&Rescue

Flying a Covid-positive patient is a huge challenge from both a teamwork and a professional perspective. Dr Peter Turi of TrustAir described how his team manages Covid patients  — Read on http://www.airmedandrescue.com/latest/long-read/case-study-trustair-aeromedical-transfer-covid-19-patients