Intubation

Intubation is a key part of advanced airway management. Although some of you out there may not intubate, we’ll be covering aspects where the identification of the need for intubation and how contributing as a team to the process can make a real difference to patient outcomes. Intubation is subject of a considerable amount of…

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Papers of October 2021

Welcome to October’s papers of the month! Should patients who gain a ROSC following an out of hospital cardiac arrest go for an immediate angiogram if their ECG does not show an STEMI or Left Bundle Branch Block? We’ve looked at this before with the COACT trial which only looked at those patients with a…

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Acute Coronary Syndrome

So this time we’re going to be looking at the HUGE topic of acute coronary syndrome (ACS)! ACS ranges from patients who appear well at the time of their presentation, to those that have arrhythmias, haemodynamic instability, to those that are in cardiac arrest! There are around three quarters of a million ED chest pain…

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Papers of September 2021

Welcome back after our summer hiatus to September’s Papers Podcast! Firstly we take a look at two different strategies for managing agitation in the Emergency Department, to achieve rapid control. Is haloperidol and midazolam, or ketamine alone, a better strategy? Then we take a look at the results from RECOVERY-RS. We covered the design of…

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Papers of August 2021

Welcome to August 2021’s papers podcast! Three more great papers for you this month which have challenged and informed our practice. First up we look Impact of ambulance deceleration with patients lying flat vs 30 degrees head up on intracranial pressure in patients with a head injury. Next, is a patient with a refractory VF…

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Pre Alert

So Welcome back to another Roadside to Resus episode! Pre Alerts are a key part of the interface between pre hospital and in hospital care of the critically unwell patient, when made and received in an effective manner they can really benefit the patient and the system. But too often we hear of friction associated…

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The Sedation Course

Why? Delivering the best care to our patients matters. Whether this is provided in the prehospital or in-hospital environment it is based on solid foundations and shared learning. Sedation is best delivered in a team-based approach, with all members familiar with its intricacies. What? Sedation forms a key part of the management of critically unwell… Read More

Papers of July 2021

Another month and 3 more papers! First up we have a look at a paper that has grabbed a lot of recent headlines in the form of TTM2. So we now seem to have the answer to whether comatose patients following out of hospital cardiac arrest benefit from therapeutic hypothermia over maintenance of normothermia. Next…

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Subarachnoid Haemorrhage

So this time we’re going to be talking about subarachnoid haemorrhage. So this is going to be a short and punchy look at a really important and interesting topic in subarachnoid haemorrhage. We run through the approach to headache and then focus on the specific features and findings that we should be looking for with…

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