Training paramedics in focussed echo in life support – paramedics can learn some new tricks
The PUCA team have published the first results of our study looking at the feasibility and utility of paramedic ultrasound scanning during OHCA. An article in this edition of the European Journal of Emergency Medicine shows our finding that paramedic can be successfully taught to obtain good views using a focussed ultrasound technique, and that these skills and associated technical knowledge are retained over time.
Booth KL, Reed MJ, Brady S, Cranfield KR, Kishen R, Letham K, et al. Training paramedics in focussed echo in life support. European Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015.
The Resuscitation Research Group showcased their latest projects at the recent prehospital research conference in Stirling.
This guide, prepared by the OHCA Strategy Delivery Group, aims to outline key things that individuals and communities should consider before purchasing and installing a PAD.
In the third year after the launch of Scotland’s Strategy for Out- of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest key CPR and survival data are detailed in a Scottish Government published report.
Half of the Scottish adult population do not feel confident administering CPR – and more than a fifth do not know when it is required, according to a collaborative study involving the RRG and the University of Stirling.
New discussion about The Prior Hypothesis, a new model of fluid balance and exchange.
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