Gentle patient handling

The paper we mentioned by Jonathan Benger and Jules Blackham can be accessed here: https://sjtrem.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1757-7241-17-44 Stable versus unstable spinal injury The location of an injury and involvement of different structures defines the stability of a spinal injury. Anterior column: anterior longitudinal ligament and the anterior half of the vertebral body/disc. Middle column: posterior half of… Continue Reading


Crashing patient on the vent?

Crashing patient in the vent: DOPES then DOTTS @CriticalCareNow #bloodsandcme also reviewed here: https://t.co/GOTwyXKpEP — Justin Morgenstern (@First10EM) December 7, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js


A Military Aviation model for Patient Safety?

Originally posted on Auckland HEMS:
In the September 2013 edition of the British Medical Journal, Robyn Clay-Williams has published a thought provoking article on the modelling of clinical risk management on civil aviation practices, and questions whether a military aviation model may be more prudent when assessing and managing risk in the healthcare environment.  The…