Shock in Trauma

So as promised, and following on from our previous shock episode, this time we've covered the topic of shock in Trauma. It's a massive topic and one that we all, yet again, can make a huge difference for our patients' outcomes. There is some crossover as you'd expect from the concepts and assessment that we… Read More

Papers of September 2019

We start off this month with a much talked about paper in the pre-hospital services, what benefit does Pre Hospital Critical Care bring to cardiac arrest victims? We are lucky enough to have the inside thoughts of the lead author, this a really interesting piece of work and will no doubt lead to further discussions,… Read More

Stroke Management

Following on from our previous Roadside to Resus episode on Stroke, in this episode we look at the rapidly evolving area of stroke management. In the last 2 decades stroke management has progressed beyond recognition and keeping up with the evidence and available therapies is a significant challenge. We cover the following treatments, looking at… Read More

Papers of August 2019

Well the summer has definitely hit and we hope you get a chance for a break... making sure you spend spend some time listening to Heat Illness on a beach somewhere! It's a wide variety of papers for you this month; Should we be looking to immediately cardiovert acute onset AF in the ED? What… Read More

Stroke

Stroke is a common presentation to all Emergency Helath care providors, with around 150,000 strokes occurring in the UK each year! Our impact and treatment can be hugely significant and in this podcast we’re going to conver the topic in some depth, and importantly cover some of the new Guidance published by NICE in their… Read More

Papers of July 2019

Welcome back! This month we're finishing off our theme of syncope with a paper that looks to answer the big question; in those with undifferentiated syncope, does hospitalisation result in better outcomes when compared to discharge? We have a look at a paper reviewing the feasibility of live streaming video from scene using the 999… Read More

Heat Illness

If you live in the UK you may be fooled in to thinking that Heat Illness isn't really something we need to worry about...but you'd be wrong! Each year there are 800 deaths due to Heat Illness and figures in more temperate climates are significantly more. In this podcast we tackle the topic of Heat… Read More

Papers of June 2019

Status Epilepticus in children, lying and standing blood pressures in syncope or presyncope and decompressing paediatric tension pneumothoraces. You'll no doubt have seen and heard about the two papers published this month in the Lancet, both Consept and Eclipse look at the use of keppra vs phenytoin as a second line anti convulsant therapy for… Read More

Drowning

Drowning is a huge worldwide problem, and here in the UK there are around 350 accidental deaths from drowning each year. From the patient who is potentially well enough for discharge on scene, all the way through to the resuscitation and prognostication of a cardiac arrest due to drowning, the topic carries a number of… Read More