Prehospital RSI in the UK

Originally posted on AmboFOAM:
I’m currently away in Japan getting some skiing in, so I’m not up to much I terms of posting. However, whilst waiting for my wife to return from a shopping rampage in Tokyo, I did catch this post over at the brilliant ScanCrit site about HEMS use of RSI in East…

Another Podcast with AmboFOAM and KangarooBeach

Originally posted on AmboFOAM:
I was fortunate last night to be able to catch up with Tim Leeuwenberg of ruraldoctors.net  when he flew in to Melbourne for the ETMCourse.  Along with a very convivial dinner at Bistro Vue on Little Collins street, we managed to bash out a quick podcast as well.  We discussed a little of…

Prehospital blood product use

Originally posted on Auckland HEMS:
When prehospital blood storage goes bad… Auckland HEMS is currently exploring the use of blood products in our prehospital environment. Two interesting papers regarding prehospital blood product use were recently published by the Queensland Ambulance Service. The Queensland Ambulance Service maintains a 24/7 doctor/paramedic trauma response team that is dispatched…

Prehospital amputation

Originally posted on Auckland HEMS:
Auckland HEMS has recently added a Gigli saw to the medical pack in case a patient requires prehospital amputation. Fortunately the team has not yet been required to perform this procedure. Anecdotally, prehospital amputations that have been performed by paramedic staffed EMS in the Auckland area in recent years have…