A Delphi study of rescue and clinical subject matter experts on the extrication of patients following a motor vehicle collision | Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine | Full Text

Approximately 1.3 million people die each year globally as a direct result of motor vehicle collisions (MVCs). Following an MVC some patients will remain trapped in their vehicle; these patients have worse outcomes and may require extrication. Following new evidence, updated multidisciplinary guidance for extrication is needed. This Delphi study has been developed, conducted andContinue reading “A Delphi study of rescue and clinical subject matter experts on the extrication of patients following a motor vehicle collision | Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine | Full Text”

Advanced interventions in the pre-hospital resuscitation of patients with non-compressible haemorrhage after penetrating injuries | Critical Care | Full Text

Early haemorrhage control and minimizing the time to definitive care have long been the cornerstones of therapy for patients exsanguinating from non-compressible haemorrhage (NCH) after penetrating injuries, as only basic treatment could be provided on scene. However, more recently, advanced on-scene treatments such as the transfusion of blood products, resuscitative thoracotomy (RT) and resuscitative endovascularContinue reading “Advanced interventions in the pre-hospital resuscitation of patients with non-compressible haemorrhage after penetrating injuries | Critical Care | Full Text”

Three-drug tourniquet a game-changer for rural medicine | InSight+

ALM’s capacity to increase survival rates in hostile environments is a potential game changer for trauma patients in remote and rural Australia, writes Hayley Letson — Read on insightplus.mja.com.au/2022/7/three-drug-tourniquet-a-game-changer-for-rural-medicine/

JC: Pre-hospital thoracotomy – what can we learn? St Emlyn’s

St.Emlyn’s – Emergency Medicine #FOAMed Resuscitative thoracotomy remains a controversial procedure in prehospital and emergency care. This month we … JC: Pre-hospital thoracotomy – what can we learn? St Emlyn’s

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

Improving mass casualty planning in low resource settings: Médecins Sans Frontières and International Committee of the Red Cross perspective – British Journal of Anaesthesia

Improving mass casualty planning in low resource settings: Médecins Sans Frontières and International Committee of the Red Cross perspective – British Journal of Anaesthesia — Read on http://www.bjanaesthesia.org/article/S0007-0912(21)00720-0/fulltext

Higher pre-hospital anaesthesia case volumes result in lower mortality rates: implications for mass casualty care – British Journal of Anaesthesia

Higher pre-hospital anaesthesia case volumes result in lower mortality rates: implications for mass casualty care – British Journal of Anaesthesia — Read on http://www.bjanaesthesia.org/article/S0007-0912(21)00692-9/fulltext

‘The Rescue’ captures the mission to free 13 from an underwater cave in Thailand : NPR

The Rescue follows the 18-day effort to rescue 12 boys and their coach from an underwater cave. Filmmakers Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin recount the harrowing mission with diver Rick Stanton. — Read on http://www.npr.org/2021/10/11/1043363760/thailand-cave-rescue-documentary-film

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