Taking stroke detection into the skies | AirMed&Rescue

Ground-breaking new airborne lightweight CT scanners are under competitive development by the Australian Stroke Alliance. Jonathan Falconer reports on how the idea of taking diagnosis and treatment to the patient via aeromedical retrieval promises a leap forward in how stroke is diagnosed and treated in a pre-hospital setting  — Read on http://www.airmedandrescue.com/latest/long-read/taking-stroke-detection-skies

Association of Prehospital Needle Decompression With Mortality Among Injured Patients Requiring Emergency Chest Decompression | Cardiothoracic Surgery | JAMA Surgery | JAMA Network

This cohort study investigates the association of prehospital needle decompression with 24-hour mortality among trauma patients who require emergent chest decom — Read on jamanetwork.com/journals/jamasurgery/fullarticle/2795364

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”

Pre-hospital ECMO enters Dutch HEMS | AirMed&Rescue

A study currently underway in the Netherlands will ultimately deliver nationwide coverage of extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) treatment onboard emergency medical helicopters — Read on http://www.airmedandrescue.com/latest/long-read/pre-hospital-ecmo-enters-dutch-hems

Prehospital Care: An International Comparison of Independently Developed Training Courses – Air Medical Journal

Prehospital Care: An International Comparison of Independently Developed Training Courses – Air Medical Journal — Read on http://www.airmedicaljournal.com/article/S1067-991X(21)00237-6/fulltext

Ketamine-Induced Spontaneous Breathing Intubation With Airway Topicalization: A Case Report of Airway Obstruction in Retrieval Care | Elsevier Enhanced Reader

Ketamine-Induced Spontaneous Breathing Intubation With Airway Topicalization: A Case Report of Airway Obstruction in Retrieval Care | Elsevier Enhanced Reader — Read on reader.elsevier.com/reader/sd/pii/S1067991X21001942

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”

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