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Monthly Archives: January 2013
Airway management, in particular the use of endotracheal intubation by paramedics, is a hot topic in EM at the moment. There have been a lot of studies published, most of which show that intubation is harmful or at the very … Continue reading
Here’s a lovely bit of blogging serendipity. I worked the other night on the road on overtime. Whilst I was out and about saving lives (mostly my own by parking up at my favourite night shift coffee shop) I got called … Continue reading
I often struggle with… things. Most things in fact. In particular, thinking places no small degree of strain upon my dangerously limited capacities. In spite of this I have been thinking lately. Thinking about bougies. You know, those long, usually … Continue reading
The Surviving Sepsis Campaign has released it’s new guidelines for the management of sepsis (Fulltext PDF available here) So what is new and relevant for paramedics? Read on to find out.
It’s on! Conference booked. Flights booked. Hotels booked. Sickies pulled That’s right, I’m going to SMACC. See you all there! Robbie
DrGDH has put together a superb prezi on tPA for stroke that deconstructs the data in a clear and entertaining fashion. Dive head first down the rabbit hole, if you dare!
Most paramedics (myself included) find intubating children with respiratory failure to be more than a little stressful, mostly because they are a cohort of patient with whom we have little experience. I suspect we also feel that the stakes are … Continue reading
Rural ambulance crew: “Can you let the local hospital know we are bringing them 3 patients with minor injuries post low speed rta?” Me: “Sure can, what’s your ETA to them?” Rural ambulance crew: “About 30 kilometres.” Me: “…”
Perhaps nothing defines the critical care provider more than the ability to place some plastic between some vocal folds. And of all the topics in prehospital care, perhaps nothing is more controversial than paramedic intubation: should we, shouldn’t we, if … Continue reading