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…

Safety and feasibility of prehospital extra corporeal life support implementation by non-surgeons for out-of-hospital refractory cardiac arrest

( image from Twitter, courtesy of Dr Brian Burns @HawkmoonHEMS)

PODCAST #18 : Dr Ed Valentine on BASICS (UK)

Originally posted on Rural Doctors Net:
Dr Ed Valentine is a dual-trained EM & ICU doc in the Old Dart, currently spending a year as a retrieval Fellow with London HEMS and responding as a BASICS volunteer in his home county of Wiltshire, UK We talk about the role of BASICS in the UK to…