New Resuscitation Guidelines 2021

So the Resuscitation Council UK have today published new guidelines on resuscitation based on the European Resuscitation Council 2021 Guidelines and recommendations from the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. We were lucky enough to catch up with two key members of both ERC and RCUK, Gavin Perkins and Jasmeet Soar, gaining their valuable insights into…

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Papers of May 2021

Welcome back to May’s Papers of the Month Podcast! Three more papers for you on three varied topics. We start off with the use of end tidal carbon dioxide in the content of prehospital head injuries.Taking a look at a paper delving a bit deeper into the utility of end tidal CO2 when compared with…

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Newborn Life Support

So last month we considered Maternal Emergencies and the approach and interventions we can make in order to minimise complications during pregnancy and during childbirth. As promised this month we’re looking at the next step along the process and focussing on Newborn Life Support. The new ERC guidelines for 2021 have just been released and…

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Papers of April 2021

Well if last month was based on cardiac arrest, this month takes a deeper look at airways! First up we take a look at a paper that benchmarks the use of video laryngoscopy, specifically with the C-MAC and gives some really useful information from a Swiss HEMS service on first-pass success, the relevance of operator…

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Maternal Emergencies

So this is the first of a pregnancy related double-header, with the focus being firmly set on the mother this month and next month we’ll focus in on NLS. This month though we’re going to be discussing maternal emergencies. Now many conditions that could fall into this category but, as much as we love a…

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Papers of March 2021

So this month we’ve got a cardiac-arrest-fest for you! With 3 papers centered on the management of cardiac arrest, with some key points that will help inform and improve our practice. First up we have a think about where patients with a presumed cardiac cause of their arrest should be transported to. Trauma networks in…

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Welcome back to the podcast and our next Roadside to Resus episode, this time we’re taking a look at Diabetic Ketoacidosis, DKA. In this episode we’ll be getting our heads around the pathophysiology that underpins DKA, consider the clinical picture and severity of patients that present and look at both the in-hospital and pre-hospital management…

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Papers of February 2021

So three very different papers for you this month… We start off having a look at a paper on the HINTS examination. This exam came to prominence a few years ago as a way to distinguish between central and peripheral causes of vertigo with a pretty amazing sensitivity and specificity. Since then many EM clinicians…

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Supraglottic Airways

So in this episode we’re going to have a deeper think about advanced airway management and specifically supraglottic use in the prehospital and ED environment.  Many prehospital service have seen the removal of intubation from their scope of practice, and that’s understandably been received with mixed thoughts. But this isn’t the end of ‘expert advanced…

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