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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Papers of January 2021

Happy New Year! Well 2020 certainly wasn’t what we were all expecting, so here’s hoping for a phenomenally better 2021. We’ve got some really exciting episodes for you this year including Supraglottic Airways, Neonatal Resuscitation, Diabetic Emergencies, New Resuscitation guidelines and much much more! We’re kicking off the podcast year with three really interesting papers!…

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Contrast Induced Nephropathy

So for decades people have talked about Contrast Induced Nephropathy…or Contrast Induced Acute Kidney Injury – depending on the decade and location of discussion. The theory being that diuresis, increased urine viscosity and changes in vasoconstriction and vasodilation leads to a worsening of renal function following iv contrast administration. It seems to come from the…

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Papers of December 2020

Welcome back to December’s Papers of The Month Podcast! Three more papers for you which will challenge and inform you practice. First up we have a look at a systematic review and meta-analysis which considers the fluid choice in resuscitating those patients with suspected traumatic brain injury in the prehospital setting; should we be reaching…

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Anaphylaxis

Welcome back to the podcast! In this episode of Roadside to Resus we’re going to take a look Anaphylaxis, which has been highlighted on a national level of concern as NICE state ‘many people do not receive optimal management following their acute anaphylactic reaction’. Much of the problem lies within a lack of understanding of…

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Papers of November 2020

Welcome back to the podcast! Another month, another three papers to inform and challenge your practice. This month we kick things off looking at TXA in trauma and consider in complex scenes and resource limited environments if TXA could be administered effectively in an IM rather than IV route? We also get an authors inside…

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