March 2021

Here are the papers that caught our eye over the last month, many of these will go onto form the topics for our monthly podcasts and topics which you can subscribe to here


Current airway management practices after a failed intubation attempt in Australian and New Zealand emergency departments. Isaac Arnold. Emerg Med Australas. 2021

Safety of rapid sequence intubation in an emergency training network. Steven Grant. Emerg Med Australas. 2021

Impact of videolaryngoscopy introduction into prehospital emergency medicine practice: a quality improvement project. Alistair Steel. Emerg Med J. 2021

Cardiac Arrest

Association between admission to a cardiac arrest centre and survival to hospital discharge for adults following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A multi-centre observational study. Johannes von Vopelius-Feldt. Resuscitation. 2021

Outcome in refractory out-of-hospital cardiac arrest before and after implementation of an ECPR protocol. Kristin Alm-Kruse. Resuscitation. 2021

Bypassing out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients to a regional cardiac center: Impact on hemodynamic parameters and outcomes. Jiri Karasek. Am J Emerg Med. 2021

Emergency scalpel cricothyroidotomy use in a prehospital trauma service: a 20-year review. Shadman Aziz. Emerg Med J. 2021

Early Head to Pelvis Computed Tomography in Out-of-Hospital Circulatory Arrest Without Obvious Etiology. Kelley R H Branch. Acad Emerg Med. 2021

Prognostic value of signs of life throughout cardiopulmonary resuscitation for refractory out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Guillaume Debaty. Resuscitation. 2021


Family presence during resuscitation in paediatric and neonatal cardiac arrest: A systematic review. Katie N Dainty. Resuscitation. 2021 


The impact of using different age-adjusted cutoffs of D-dimer in the diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism. Melahat Uzel Şener. Am J Emerg Med. 2021 


Surgical stabilization of rib fractures combined with intercostal nerve cryoablation proves to be more cost effective by reducing hospital length of stay and narcotics. Zachary M Bauman. Injury. 2021


The Use of Tranexamic Acid to Reduce the Need for Nasal Packing in Epistaxis (NoPAC): Randomized Controlled Trial. Adam Reuben. Ann Emerg Med. 2021

We look forward to bringing you some of these papers in future podcasts, if there’s anything in particular you’d like to hear then leave a comment at the bottom of the page.

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