Posts tagged ‘prehospital’
Dr John Hinds believed in prehospital doctor led trauma care saving lives (RIP , 2015)
Dr Stephen Rashford, Medical Director of Queensland Ambulance Service is a guest speaker at our Emergency Medicine Conference!Tickets in bio pic.twitter.com/m2QXSY3XE1
— St George’s EMS (@sgulems) February 26, 2017
This is the written version of a talk by Dr Andrew Weatherall for the South African Society of Anesthesiologists Congress 2017, just held in Johannesburg. It’s probably just about the shiny things. You probably figure that a talk on prehospital paediatric medicine in Sydney should be about shiny pictures of that thing we call the coat hanger. […]
It’s time for another post on everyone’s favourite drug: ketamine! Hooray! Ok, so this is not entirely about ketamine, but ketamine does come into it. AV paramedics have recently received training to administer IM ketamine to agitated patients as part of a greater focus on paramedic safety when managing these situations(MICA paramedics have had ketamine for […]
Editors note : I find it surprising given the Australian research published on acute behavioural disturbance and updated guidelines in Queensland and NSW recently, that droperidol is not included in these latest Victorian Ambulance protocols. Why it has not replaced midazolam given its superior safety profile in the research, is baffling. And when its written that mild – moderate agitation can be managed with “a little midazolam”, I would suggest an oral agent is likely just as effective in this situation than a needle.