Papers of May 2020


Welcome to May’s papers of the month podcast. Hope you are all well and keeping safe.

This month James joins Simon to discuss some of the great work published following the London Trauma Conference, all available in the hyperlinks on the website.

First up we have a look at the incidence of prehospital hypotension and hypoxia in patients with suspected traumatic brain injury and the ways in which we might look to mitigate against these complications. Next we have a think about end-tidal CO2 levels and the correlation between these and arterial CO2 readings and discuss what the findings might mean for our practice. Finally we have a look at the incidence of hyperoxia in patients receiving a prehospital emergency anaesthetic in the context of trauma, and consider the effect this might have on our patients and again practice.

We’d love to hear any thought or comments you have either on the website or via twitter @TheResusRoom.

Enjoy!

Simon & James

References & Further Reading

London Trauma Conference 2019. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine. 2020

 

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