Community paramedic trial rethinks role within regional healthcare – ABC News

Getting basic healthcare in regional Australia sometimes can be hard. A community paramedic trial in Victoria is rethinking the profession’s role and aims to ease the strain on doctors and nurses. — Read on http://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-22/community-paramedic-trial-in-victoria/100479232

Pre-hospital management of penetrating neck injuries: a scoping review of current evidence and guidance | Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine | Full Text

Penetrating injuries to the neck pose a unique challenge to clinicians due to the proximity of multiple significant anatomical structures with little protective soft tissue coverage. Injuries to this area, whilst low in incidence, are potentially devastating. Respiratory, vascular, gastro-oesophageal and neurological structures may all be involved, either in isolation or combination. These injuries areContinue reading “Pre-hospital management of penetrating neck injuries: a scoping review of current evidence and guidance | Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine | Full Text”

PHARM podcast Episode 238 Prehospital care of severe facial trauma

Horse’s hoof v face causing a massive max-fax haemorrhage. “Anyone got any ideas?”#ATACC @ATACCfaculty pic.twitter.com/OymgZNhxUX — Kate Prior 💙 (@doctorwibble) September 4, 2021 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

The impact of routine pulse oximetry use on outcomes in COVID-19-infected patients at increased risk of severe disease: A retrospective cohort analysis | Nematswerani | South African Medical Journal

The impact of routine pulse oximetry use on outcomes in COVID-19-infected patients at increased risk of severe disease: A retrospective cohort analysis — Read on http://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj/article/view/13397

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