How the SALAD technique can improve EMS first-pass success and help prevent aspiration
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The effect of respiratory activity, non‐invasive respiratory support and facemasks on aerosol generation and its relevance to COVID‐19 – Wilson – – Anaesthesia – Wiley Online Library
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Viable SARS-CoV-2 in the air of a hospital room with COVID-19 patients – International Journal of Infectious Diseases
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Sexual harassment: The onus is absolutely on all men to help build a new kind of society where women don’t live in fear, writes Jane McCredie
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Use of intramuscular ketamine by paramedics in the management of severely agitated patients – Bernard – – Emergency Medicine Australasia – Wiley Online Library
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Tracheal intubation remains the gold standard of airway management in emergency medicine and maximizing safety, intubation success, and especially first-pass intubation success (FPS) in these situations is imperative. We conducted a prospective observational study on all 12 helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) bases of the Swiss Air Rescue, between February 15, 2018, and February 14, 2019. All 428 patients on whom out-of-hospital advanced airway management was performed by the HEMS crew were included. The C-MAC video laryngoscope was used as the primary device for tracheal intubation. Intubation procedures were recorded by the video laryngoscope and precise time points were recorded to verify the time necessary for each attempt and the overall procedure time until successful intubation. The videos were further analysed for problems and complications during airway management by an independent reviewer. Additionally, a questionnaire about the intubation procedure, basic characteristics of the patient, circumstances, environmental factors, and the provider’s level of experience in airway management was filled out. Main outcome measures were FPS of tracheal intubation, overall success rate, overall intubation time, problems and complications of video laryngoscopy. FPS rate was 87.6% and overall success rate 98.6%. Success rates, overall time to intubation, and subjective difficulty were not associated to the providers’ expertise in airway management. In patients undergoing CPR FPS was 84.8%, in trauma patients 86.4% and in non-trauma patients 93.3%. FPS in patients with difficult airway characteristics, facial trauma/burns or obesity ranges between 87 and 89%. Performing airway management indoors or inside an ambulance resulted in a significantly higher FPS of 91.1% compared to outdoor locations (p — Read on sjtrem.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13049-021-00863-9
Safety of air medical transport of patients with COVID‐19 by personnel using routine personal protective equipment – Braude – 2021 – Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians Open – Wiley Online Library
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Early Release – Transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 during Border Quarantine and Air Travel, New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Volume 27, Number 5—May 2021 – Emerging Infectious Diseases journal – CDC
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This week sees the opening of the first UK high-street clinic offering psychedelic-assisted therapy. Could popping psilocybin be the future of mental healthcare?
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Some 30,000 people have joined the March 4 Justice Facebook group planning protests following the accusation by Brittany Higgins.
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