I caught this in my email from Spoon Feed An interesting article written by Andy Hogan. Cooling comatose patients to 33°C after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest did not improve mortality or neurological outcomes compared to simply maintaining normothermia (<37.8°C). Why does this matter?
Initiating therapeutic hypothermia in the ED for post-arrest patients is resource-heavy and time-intensive. Hyperthermia prevention is a more attainable goal for busy emergency clinicians, espe
This article is definitely worth a read. https://www.hmpgloballearningnetwork.com/site/emsworld/original-contribution/how-army-developed-its-critical-care-flight-medic-training Yours truly with flight nurse Karen Hinton at the Winslow base on rotor wing duty over Christmas. Flying the A-Star B3 was cramped, hot and extremely confined, but we got the job done. Karen and I leaving for a flight (and no we were not holding hands). And away we go. Flight time to hospital even in t
How often have we heard the mantra "first do no harm" or, to use the Latin phrase "primum non nocere"? We have probably quoted it on more than one occasion ourselves. What about applying that principle before we even reach the patient? For those that missed yesterday's webinar Flipping OFF the Switch on HOT Emergency Vehicle Responses here it is. It makes for some hard listening to these old Paramedic ears but why is no one talking about this over here? Anyone in ambulance se