Pre-hospital / HEMS podcast

I was lucky enough to be interviewed by the amazing Scott Weingart, an emergency medicine intensivist who runs the spectacular EMcrit podcast. We covered some stuff on pre-hospital airway management, physicians in pre-hospital care, and I had a rant about ‘scoop and run’ versus ‘stay and play’. Worryingly, Scott is keeping back some audio footage for a later podcast, probably containing an even bigger rant about things like ATLS.

Click the image to be taken to the EMcrit site where you can listen to the podcast.

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  1. HI Cliff

    great talk. Having done a number of LMA ventilated retrievals I must challenge you to the notion that prehospital ETI is better than supraglottic airway strategy.

    The Paramedic RSI study in TBI done by the MICA system in Victoria you cite as a study proving better outcomes in prehospital RSI…I am not totally with you on that one. It was a decent study but worryingly showed a statistically significant increase in cardiac arrest in the paramedic RSI group…although overall mortality was not different.
    I was worried that the followup numbers missed a fair bit of the hospital group and if only one of the paramedic group had a bad outcome it would have made the result non significant. Similarly if one of the hospital group had a better outcome the difference would be insignificant.

    I am awaiting really the results of HIRT in Sydney. Last time I spoke to Garner last year he had nothing exciting to say about it and I see on the trial website that it is slated for completion in October this year.

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