A 6-year case series of resuscitative thoracotomies performed by a helicopter emergency medical service in a mixed urban and rural area with a comparison of blunt versus penetrating trauma

Resuscitative thoracotomy (RT) is an intervention that can be performed in the prehospital setting for relieving cardiac tamponade and/or obtaining vascular control of suspected sub-diaphragmatic haemorrhage in patients in traumatic cardiac arrest. The aim of this retrospective case study is to compare the rates of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) in RTs performed for bothContinue reading “A 6-year case series of resuscitative thoracotomies performed by a helicopter emergency medical service in a mixed urban and rural area with a comparison of blunt versus penetrating trauma”

RRH: Rural and Remote Health article: 6928 – Trauma care in the tropics: addressing gaps in treating injury in rural and remote Australia

RRH: Rural and Remote Health. Published article number: 6928 – Trauma care in the tropics: addressing gaps in treating injury in rural and remote Australia — Read on http://www.rrh.org.au/journal/article/6928

Prehospital Ketamine Administration for Excited Delirium with Illicit Substance Co-Ingestion and Subsequent Intubation in the Emergency Department

Prehospital Ketamine Administration for Excited Delirium with Illicit Substance Co-Ingestion and Subsequent Intubation in the Emergency Department — Read on http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8607139/

Life support: Island doctors go the distance to save lives in rural B.C. – Victoria Times Colonist

Victoria specialists guide rural doctors through life-saving procedures from afar. — Read on http://www.timescolonist.com/local-news/life-support-doctors-go-the-distance-to-save-lives-4781369

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