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Posts tagged ‘prehospital’

PHARM Podcast 176 Live tweeting by ambulance services: a growing concern

Some joker on Twitter called Chrimes took this at Aspen, Colorado

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PHARM Podcast 175 Battlefield fluid resuscitation in 2017


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PHARM Podcast 174 Battlefield analgesia in 2017

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PHARM Podcast 173 Awake Cricothyrotomy: A Novel Approach to the Surgical Airway in the Tactical Setting

Control -Cric kit from Pulmodyne, designed by Dr Levitan

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PHARM Podcast 172 Intubating the right atrium with a bougie ! Beware!

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PHARM Podcast 171 Prehospital RSI -who’s got the biggest laryngoscope?


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PHARM Podcast 170 Prehospital intubation for traumatic brain injury

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PHARM Podcast 169 Prehospital doctors and trauma outcomes

Dr John Hinds believed in prehospital doctor led trauma care saving lives (RIP , 2015)

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PHARM Podcast 167 London HEMS with Dr Stephen Rashford

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Prehospital trauma course

Seriously, just Kalm Down

Following on from my previous post on managing the agitated patient…

via Seriously, just Kalm Down! — AmboFOAM

Kids Prehospital care Here and There

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. […]

via Kids Prehospital Care Here and There — The Collective

PHARM Podcast 165 The Control Cric system with Dr Richard Levitan


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A prospective, randomised trial of pre-oxygenation strategies available in the pre-hospital environment

A prospective, randomised trial of pre-oxygenation strategies available in the pre-hospital environment

Victorian prehospital chemical restraint 2017 update

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 […]

via Just Kalm Down! — AmboFOAM

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.