So today Rob and I were lucky enough to be asked to attend the Trauma Care Conference 2017, to listen to some of the great talks and catch up with some of the speakers for their take on the highlights of the talks.
We managed to catch the following speakers, here are the topics they covered and relevant links to the resources discussed.
Gareth Davies, Consultant Emergency Medicine, Royal London Hospital; Understanding where, when and how people die?
Dave Gay, Consultant Radiologist, Derriford Hospital; The Role of Ultrasound in Trauma
Fiona Lecky, Professor Emergency Medicine, Salford; Traumatic Brain Injury: recent progress & future challenges
Simon Carley, Professor Emergency Medicine, Central Manchester; The Top 10 trauma papers of 2016
Tim Rainer, Professor Emergency Medicine, Cardiff; Permissive hypotension in blunt trauma
David Raven, Emergency Medicine Consultant, Heart of England Foundation Trust; HECTOR & Elderly Trauma
Ross Fisher, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon Sheffield Children’s Hospital; TARN report for paediatrics
Have a listen to the podcast and again huge thanks to the speakers for taking their time to share their superb talks with a wider audience.
Centralisation of care for specialist services such as stroke, trauma and myocardial infarctions is becoming more and more common place. But where will it stop and what does it mean for the specialty of Emergency Medicine?
In this episode we have a look at a recent pilot RCT published in the journal of Resuscitation looking at the feasibility of setting up an bigger RCT to evaluate moving prehospital patients to a cardiac arrest centre. The paper itself is a great piece of work but the bigger discussion around the topic is also a really important point to consider.
Have a listen to the podcast, see what you think and please post you comments on the site for us all to see.
A Randomised tRial of Expedited transfer to a cardiac arrest centre for non-ST elevation ventricular fibrillation out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: The ARREST pilot randomised trial. Patterson T. Resuscitation. 2017
Welcome back to Papers of the Month. March has given us some great papers.
We kick off with a couple of papers looking at rib fractures, associated morbidity and mortality and also looks at management of flail segments.
We then turn our attention to airway management and look at a paper reviewing the outcomes associated with patients who are intubated during resuscitation from cardiac arrest.
As ever we would highly encourage you to go and read the papers yourselves, these are only our takes on the literature and we would love to hear your thoughts below.