December 2016

Prehospital   Physician-provided prehospital critical care, effect on patient physiology dynamics and on-scene time. Reid BO, et al. Eur J Emerg Med. 2016. Information handoff and outcomes of critically ill patients transferred between hospitals. Usher MG, et al. J Crit Care. 2016. Bi-manual proximal external aortic compression after major abdominal-pelvic trauma and during ambulance transfer:… Read More

November 2016

 Some of the papers that caught our eye this month….. Prehospital Use and implementation of SOPs & checklists in prehospital emergency medicine: a literature review Design and implementation of the AIRWAYS-2 trial Factors impacting upon timely allocation of prehospital medical assistance to cardiac arrest patients Cardiac Arrest Emergency department point-of-care ultrasound in out-of-hospital and in-ED… Read More

October 2016

Some of the papers that caught our eye this month..... Direct oral anticoagulants compared with warfarin in patients with severe blunt trauma. Feeney JM. Injury. 2016 Aug Does the presence of an emergency physician influence pre-hospital time, pre-hospital interventions and the mortality of severely injured patients? A matched-pair analysis based on the trauma registry of… Read More

September 2016

Some of the papers that caught our eye this month..... How much does hypothermia following ROSC matter on arrival in ED? A low body temperature on arrival at hospital following out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest is associated with increased mortality in the TTM-study. Hovdenes J, et al. Resuscitation. 2016. Does advanced airway management prehospitally make a difference in cardiac arrest?… Read More

August 2016

Some of the papers that caught our eye this month..... How much should we worry about that mild hyperglycaemia prior to discharge in ED? Discharge Glucose Is Not Associated With Short-Term Adverse Outcomes in Emergency Department Patients With Moderate to Severe Hyperglycemia. Driver BE. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Is it time for cardiac arrest centres to… Read More

July 2016

Some of the papers that caught our eye this month..... So you think you're quick at tubing those ED patients, but are you?? Human factors in the emergency department: Is physician perception of time to intubation and desaturation rate accurate? Cemalovic N, et al. Emerg Med Australas. 2016. When getting it right first time matters the… Read More

June 2016

Some of the papers that caught our eye this month..... What does Ketamine really do to your haemodynamics on induction? Hemodynamic Response After Rapid Sequence Induction With Ketamine in Out-of-Hospital Patients at Risk of Shock as Defined by the Shock Index. Miller M, et al. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Can we predict outcome of a patient with drowning?… Read More

May 2016

Some of the papers that caught our eye this month..... Is risk stratifying TIA's time well spent? Validation of ABCD2 scores ascertained by referring clinicians: a retrospective transient ischaemic attack clinic cohort study. Dutta D. Emerg Med J. 2016 Apr 7. pii: emermed-2015-205519. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2015-205519. [Epub ahead of print] As we think about upskilling our… Read More