Anaphylaxis

Welcome back to the podcast! In this episode of Roadside to Resus we’re going to take a look Anaphylaxis, which has been highlighted on a national level of concern as NICE state ‘many people do not receive optimal management following their acute anaphylactic reaction’. Much of the problem lies within a lack of understanding of…

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Papers of November 2020

Welcome back to the podcast! Another month, another three papers to inform and challenge your practice. This month we kick things off looking at TXA in trauma and consider in complex scenes and resource limited environments if TXA could be administered effectively in an IM rather than IV route? We also get an authors inside…

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Poisoning

So in our Toxidrome Roadside to Resus episode we covered the initial management of a poisoned patient, some of the constellation of features to look out for and the specific management. But what about specific agents and circumstances that require particular knowledge and management both in the prehospital environment and in ED? Well in this…

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Papers of October 2020

Welcome back to the Papers of the Month podcast, once again we’ve got 3 more papers to inform, discuss and hopefully improve our practice. First up we have a look at a paper which looks to quantify the prognostic utility of lactate in our sick Resus patients; we often look at the initial lactates and…

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Toxidromes

Drug ingestion both accidental and intentional accounts for a significant proportion of attendances at UK Emergency Departments and 999 calls. In 2016 there were >2,500 registered deaths in England and Wales related to drug misuse, which had increased by nearly 60% in a decade. So without a doubt we are all going to come across…

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Papers of September 2020

Welcome back!! So we’ve had a small summer hiatus and are now back with another Papers of The Month and a jam packed line up of episodes for the rest of the year! We start off this month with a paper which looks to evaluate if there is any benefit on mortality with the use…

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Papers of August 2020

So this is our last episode before a small summer hiatus, so it better be a good one! Journals are littered with some great articles at the moment, so we’ve chosen 3 great papers that cover a number of really important EM topics. Over the last few years more emphasis has been put on a…

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Ultrasound in Cardiac Arrest

The more you delve into cardiac arrest, the more it seems that delivering the essentials well is the key to great outcomes; timely recognition, high quality chest compressions with early and appropriate defibrillation. But is ultrasound in cardiac arrest a layer that we should all be adding in as a standard. It holds the potential…

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Papers of July 2020

There are more great pieces of research to enjoy this month! We start off with a paper following on nicely from our Roadside to Resus episode on Stabbing, which looks at the ability of prehospital providers to predict whether stab injuries penetrate to deep structures, or are purely superficial from clinical assessment. Next up we… Read More