Papers of March 2022

Welcome back to March ’22 Papers Podcast!

This month we have a think about causes and coping strategies for Emergency Clinicians involved in stressful cases; what can trigger us and more importantly what can we do to mitigate these circumstances?

In our other two papers we have a think about ECMO-CPR and Resuscitative Thoracotomy, both relatively low frequency but high skill interventions. The papers look at outcomes and case selction and can give us more information about service setups and challenges, and also offer us an opportunityt to mentally mode how we can best prepare and decision make in these cases.

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Simon & Rob

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How effective is extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Jessica Downing. Am J Emerg Med. 2022

Emergency physicians’ experience of stress during resuscitation and strategies for mitigating the effects of stress on performance. Christopher James Groombridge. Emerg Med J. 2021

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. Phillip Almond. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2022

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