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”

Episode 14: Thoracotomy — phemcast

Details of the surgical skills course mentioned in the podcast can be found here: https://wmstc.co.uk/portfolio/phem-ess/ The Sydney HEMS Traumatic Cardiac arrest operating procedure can be viewed on their website, and there are a number of useful references within the document: Policies and Procedures An excellent ‘how to do it’ paper, published in 2005, by […] viaContinue reading “Episode 14: Thoracotomy — phemcast”