Pre-hospital ECMO enters Dutch HEMS | AirMed&Rescue

A study currently underway in the Netherlands will ultimately deliver nationwide coverage of extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) treatment onboard emergency medical helicopters — Read on http://www.airmedandrescue.com/latest/long-read/pre-hospital-ecmo-enters-dutch-hems

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”

European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2021: Paediatric Life Support – Resuscitation

European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2021: Paediatric Life Support – Resuscitation — Read on http://www.resuscitationjournal.com/article/S0300-9572(21)00068-X/fulltext

JC: Can HEMS improve patient outcome in Traumatic Cardiac Arrest? St Emlyn’s — St.Emlyn’s

St.Emlyn’s – Emergency Medicine #FOAMed This week we are briefly looking at an interesting paper that suggests that HEMS services have much to offer in the management of traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA). We know that outcomes from TCA are poor, though arguably similar to the outcomes in medical cardiac arrest, but there is the possibility… viaContinue reading “JC: Can HEMS improve patient outcome in Traumatic Cardiac Arrest? St Emlyn’s — St.Emlyn’s”

CPR in TCA: A TLA PSA — The Collective

‘Don’t compress the chest in traumatic arrest…’ That’s the narrative. But Alan Garner has questions. Do you do chest compressions in traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA)? Don’t be dopey, right? Compressions are not important compared with seeking and correcting reversible causes. Indeed you can just omit the compressions altogether and transport the patient without them asContinue reading “CPR in TCA: A TLA PSA — The Collective”

Laryngeal tube outperforms ETT in OHCA

#Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Pragmatic Airway Resucitation Trial : Laryngeal Tube vs. ETT. 72 hr survival (18.2% vs 15.3%), ROSC (27.9% vs 24.1%), hospital survival (10.8% vs 8.0), neurologically intact discharge (7.0% vs 5.0) all favoring LT with p=0.02 or less. pic.twitter.com/2NPnngxn5W — Russell Griffin LP, FP-C (@ResusFliteMedic) May 17, 2018