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”

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

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”

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”

Own the Hamilton T1 — EmergencyPedia

The Hamilton T1 Switching from the Oxylog 3000+ (or similar) to the Hamilton T1 seems to be a ubiquitous challenge in many ICUs, EDs and retrieval services across Australia and beyond We respectfully “copy” and adapt LIFTL’s prior blog for 2021 and the Hamilton – CLICK HERE From 2015 – Own the OXYLOG 3000 For […]Continue reading “Own the Hamilton T1 — EmergencyPedia”

Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Vascular Access — Don’t Forget the Bubbles

Cite this article as: Trent Calcutt. Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Vascular Access, Don’t Forget the Bubbles, 2021. Available at:https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.23253 One of my favourite things in paediatrics is the expanding role of ultrasound guided vascular access. When I started as a paediatric registrar, I’d just finished an adult ICU term where I’d become spent a majority of… UltrasoundContinue reading “Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Vascular Access — Don’t Forget the Bubbles”

How a doctor’s suicide broke the silence – Conversations – ABC Radio

Gastroenterologist Andrew Bryant’s active, social and positive exterior gave no hint of the depression he was suffering. Days after his tragic death his wife Susan wrote an email making it clear she and her adult children were not ashamed of the way he died. It went viral (CW: suicide) — Read on http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations/doctors-suicide-susan-bryant-andrew-bryant/13335414