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Royal Flying Doctor Service COVID-19 activity and surge modelling in Australia.

Air Med J 2020 May 16. Epub 2020 May 16.

Department of Medicine (Austin Health), The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

Introduction: There is a COVID-19 pandemic. We aimed to describe the characteristics of patients transported by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) for confirmed or suspected Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and to investigate surge capacity of, and operational implications for, the RFDS in dealing with COVID-19.

Methods: Prospective cohort study To determine the characteristics of patients transported for confirmed or suspected COVID-19, we included patient data from 02 February 2020 to 06 May 2020. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7229980PMC

NeoSTRESS: Study of Transfer and Retrieval Environmental StressorS Upon Neonates via a Smartphone Application-Light.

Air Med J 2020 Mar - Apr;39(2):97-102. Epub 2019 Oct 25.

Department of Neonatology, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Herston, Queensland, Australia; School of Clinical Medicine, Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit, University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia.

Objective: This study aimed to measure the light levels neonates would be exposed to during retrieval, determine whether this varied with transport mode, and compare them with recommended light exposure in neonatal intensive care units. We also aimed to determine the ease of use and acceptability of using the smartphone application.

Setting: A neonatal retrieval service in Brisbane, Australia. Read More

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October 2019

2019 Association of Air Medical Services Awards.

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Air Med J 2020 Mar - Apr;39(2):94-96. Epub 2020 Feb 4.

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February 2020

A Tribute to N. Genell Lee.

Authors:
Denise Treadwell

Air Med J 2020 Mar - Apr;39(2):89-93. Epub 2020 Jan 14.

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January 2020

Forum March/April 2020.

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Air Med J 2020 Mar - Apr;39(2):87-88. Epub 2020 Feb 6.

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February 2020

Articles That May Change Your Practice: Prone Position Ventilation.

Air Med J 2020 Mar - Apr;39(2):84-86. Epub 2020 Jan 21.

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January 2020

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Authors:
John R Clark

Air Med J 2020 Mar - Apr;39(2):82-83. Epub 2020 Feb 18.

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February 2020

Should You Carry a Prothrombin Complex Concentrate?

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David J Dries

Air Med J 2020 Mar - Apr;39(2):78-81. Epub 2020 Feb 10.

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February 2020

CAMTS Quality Management Process.

Authors:
Eileen Frazer

Air Med J 2020 Mar - Apr;39(2):77. Epub 2019 Oct 17.

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October 2019

A 4-Year-Old With Altered Mental Status and Bradycardia After Clonidine Overdose.

Air Med J 2020 Mar - Apr;39(2):140-142. Epub 2019 Oct 24.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Atrium Health, Charlotte, NC.

This case presentation describes the clinical management of a pediatric patient during transport after a single-drug overdose of clonidine. Clonidine overdose closely resembles opiate intoxication, and treatment is largely supportive; however, the patient in this case presentation had a declining altered mental status with evidence of airway compromise within 1 to 2 hours after ingestion, which warranted protective airway management. The patient was extubated the following day with a successful outcome. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amj.2019.09.019DOI Listing
October 2019

Intraosseous Insights: Tips and Tricks.

Air Med J 2020 Mar - Apr;39(2):137-139. Epub 2019 Oct 31.

Senior Healthcare Informatics Consultant, Grayslake, IL.

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October 2019

Cardiac Arrest Secondary to Accidental Hypothermia: The Physiology Leading to Hypothermic Arrest.

Authors:
Robert Willmore

Air Med J 2020 Mar - Apr;39(2):133-136. Epub 2019 Oct 31.

Institute of Pre-Hospital Care at London's Air Ambulance, The Royal London Hospital, London, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

Cardiac arrest secondary to accidental hypothermia is rare in the United Kingdom. However, some evidence suggests that it is under-reported; furthermore, recognizing hypothermia as the cause of death is difficult in the postmortem setting. Urban and rural residents are exposed to cold winter conditions both at home and while undertaking recreational activities. Read More

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October 2019

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Transport Part 2: Complications and Troubleshooting.

Air Med J 2020 Mar - Apr;39(2):124-132. Epub 2019 Oct 19.

Boston MedFlight, Bedford, MA; Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. Electronic address:

Factors taken for granted while the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) patient is maintained in a hospital setting can become critical when planning for transport. These issues include but are not limited to positioning of patients on a small transport stretcher, positioning of cannulas and equipment, ensuring adequate power sources and supply, inefficient temperature control, and a much higher risk of decannulation. It is paramount to be comfortable with the management strategies required to handle common complications of ECMO with limited resources in a relatively austere environment. Read More

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October 2019

Thinking Out of the (Big) Box: A Wearable Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Monitor for the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service.

Air Med J 2020 Mar - Apr;39(2):120-123. Epub 2019 Nov 6.

Department of Anesthesiology, Amsterdam University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Helicopter Emergency Medical Service Lifeliner 1, Amsterdam University Medical Center, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

Objective: In prehospital helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) settings, the medical team has limited monitoring options, usually restricted to systemic variables. Regional tissue oxygenation (rO) can be assessed by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), but clinical NIRS monitors are unpractical ("big boxes" and additional cables) in HEMS. As an alternative, we identified a wearable, athlete training NIRS device (Moxy; Idiag, Fehraltorf, Switzerland) and hypothesized that it would be applicable in our HEMS setting. Read More

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November 2019

Bhutan's First Emergency Air Medical Retrieval Service: The First Year of Operations.

Air Med J 2020 Mar - Apr;39(2):116-119. Epub 2019 Dec 9.

Bhutan Emergency Aeromedical Retrieval Team, Emergency Department, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Thimphu, Bhutan.

Objective: The Bhutan Emergency Aeromedical Retrieval (BEAR) Team is the only helicopter emergency medical service in Bhutan. This study was performed to review the clinical cases cared for by the BEAR Team, ascertain the types of interventions that were performed, and determine the outcomes of patients evacuated in its first year of operations.

Methods: This is a retrospective observational study in which medical evacuations performed in the first year of operations were analyzed. Read More

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December 2019

The Use of Ketamine for Air Medical Rapid Sequence Intubation Was Not Associated With a Decrease in Hypotension or Cardiopulmonary Arrest.

Air Med J 2020 Mar - Apr;39(2):111-115. Epub 2019 Dec 19.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Colton, CA; Air Methods, Greenwood Village, CO.

Objective: Rapid sequence intubation (RSI) is associated with a number of complications that can increase morbidity and mortality. Among RSI agents used to blunt awareness of the procedure and produce amnesia, ketamine is unique in its classification as a dissociative agent rather than a central nervous system depressant. Thus, ketamine should have a lower risk of peri-RSI hypotension because of the minimal sympatholysis compared with other agents. Read More

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December 2019

Impact of Suction-Assisted Laryngoscopy and Airway Decontamination Technique on Intubation Quality Metrics in a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service: An Educational Intervention.

Air Med J 2020 Mar - Apr;39(2):107-110. Epub 2019 Nov 7.

Virginia Commonwealth University Health Critical Care Transport Network, Richmond, VA; Department of Emergency Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, VA.

Objective: Suction-assisted laryngoscopy and airway decontamination (SALAD) was created to assist with the decontamination of a massively soiled airway. This study aims to investigate the usefulness of SALAD training to prehospital emergency providers to improve their ability to intubate a massively contaminated airway.

Methods: This was a prospective study conducted as a before and after teaching intervention. Read More

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November 2019

Brain Emergency Management Initiative for Optimizing Hub-Helicopter Emergency Medical Systems-Spoke Transfer Networks.

Air Med J 2020 Mar - Apr;39(2):103-106. Epub 2019 Nov 1.

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA.

Objective: Embolectomy is standard for select occlusions up to 24 hours. Transfer patients may have worse outcomes than those originating in embolectomy centers. We developed the Brain Emergency Management Initiative (BEMI) protocol to streamline this transfer process and mimic the urgency that surrounds ST-elevation myocardial infarction cardiac evaluations. Read More

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November 2019

Mechanical Ventilation: Finer Points.

Authors:
David J Dries

Air Med J 2020 Jan - Feb;39(1):9-11. Epub 2019 Oct 19.

Department of Surgery, HealthPartners Medical Group, St. Paul, Minnesota and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Electronic address:

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October 2019

The Call.

Authors:
Michel Hall

Air Med J 2020 Jan - Feb;39(1):70. Epub 2019 Dec 28.

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December 2019

On Their Own Terms.

Air Med J 2020 Jan - Feb;39(1):68-69. Epub 2020 Jan 3.

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January 2020

Cardiac Arrest Secondary to Accidental Hypothermia: Rewarming Strategies in the Field.

Authors:
Robert Willmore

Air Med J 2020 Jan - Feb;39(1):64-67. Epub 2019 Oct 31.

Institute of Pre-Hospital Care at London's Air Ambulance, The Royal London Hospital, London, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

Hypothermic cardiac arrest is rare and poses a challenge to prehospital responders. Standard cardiac arrest protocols advise treating reversible causes of arrest; however, rewarming the cold casualty is not easily achieved in the field. This article aimed to review the literature on hypothermia in order to produce evidence-based recommendations on rewarming that could realistically be applied to hypothermic cardiac arrest patients. Read More

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October 2019

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Transport Part 1: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Configurations and Physiology.

Air Med J 2020 Jan - Feb;39(1):56-63. Epub 2019 Oct 31.

Boston MedFlight, MA; Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. Electronic address:

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a term used to describe oxygenation that occurs outside of the body, is an increasingly common means of supporting the most critically ill patients. Because of the invasiveness and high probability of serious complications during ECMO, ECMO is typically indicated only when there is a high likelihood of death with conventional treatment. With continued improvements in technology and increasing clinical experience, transport clinicians are increasingly likely to be called on to transport patients on ECMO. Read More

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October 2019

Advanced Prehospital Trauma Resuscitation With a Physician and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist: The Shock Trauma "Go-Team".

Air Med J 2020 Jan - Feb;39(1):51-55. Epub 2019 Oct 23.

R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD; Department of Anesthesiology and Program in Trauma, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Objective: The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center (STC) is Maryland's primary adult resource center for trauma care. The Shock Trauma "Go-Team" is a specialized component of Maryland's emergency medical system and is composed of a physician and certified registered nurse anesthetist. They are dispatched when advanced prehospital resuscitation is required. Read More

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October 2019

AMTC 2019.

Authors:
Eileen Frazer

Air Med J 2020 Jan - Feb;39(1). Epub 2019 Dec 28.

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December 2019

Using Epidemiology and Pediatric Direction to Inform Air Medical Quality Improvement.

Air Med J 2020 Jan - Feb;39(1):44-50. Epub 2019 Oct 31.

Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL.

Introduction: Pediatric air transport research is limited, especially scene transport. Study purpose was to review transport epidemiology, outcomes, and documentation to inform development of a pediatric flight quality improvement (QI) program and outreach.

Methods: Study design was ongoing review and analysis of flight, ED, EMS and hospital records over 2 years from children ≤ 18 years transported by a regional flight program. Read More

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October 2019

Air Ambulance and Emergency Retrieval Services in Western Australia: Caseload Analysis Over 5 Years.

Air Med J 2020 Jan - Feb;39(1):35-43. Epub 2019 Oct 26.

Royal Flying Doctor Service Western Operations, Jandakot, Australia.

Objective: The Royal Flying Doctor Service Western Operations (RFDSWO) provides critical care transfer and retrieval services across 2.5 million km to a population of 2.58 million people, providing both primary and secondary retrievals across Western Australia. Read More

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October 2019

A Systematic Approach to Ventilator Management for the Pediatric Patient During Air Medical Transport.

Air Med J 2020 Jan - Feb;39(1):27-34. Epub 2019 Oct 31.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center: School of Nursing, Lubbock, TX.

Objective: A checklist was developed to improve the ventilator management of pediatric patients for air medical transport with the aim of reducing the percentage of patients outside recommended parameters (no bag valve mask use, peripheral capillary oxygen saturation level > 90%, and end-tidal carbon dioxide level > 35 and < 50 mm Hg) from 41.3% to 20% within 7 months.

Methods: The checklist was developed based on recommended guidelines. Read More

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October 2019

The Neonatal Transporter's Brain.

Authors:
Carlo Bellini

Air Med J 2020 Jan - Feb;39(1):24-26. Epub 2019 Oct 18.

Neonatal Emergency Transport Service, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, IRCCS Istituto Gaslini, Genoa, Italy. Electronic address:

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October 2019

Prehospital Blood Glucose Testing as a Predictor of Impending Hypotension in Adult Trauma Patients.

Air Med J 2020 Jan - Feb;39(1):20-23. Epub 2019 Oct 23.

LifeNet of Michigan, Greenwood Village, CO.

Objective: Stress-induced hyperglycemia has been found to increase hemorrhagic shock, morbidity, and mortality in the trauma patient. The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether prehospital point-of-care glucose is an independent predictor of hypotension in the adult trauma patient transported by air ambulance to the receiving trauma center.

Methods: This retrospective chart review evaluated adult, nondiabetic trauma patients transported by air ambulance at 3 programs in the Midwest for the calendar year 2018. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amj.2019.09.016DOI Listing
October 2019

The Case for Bougie Use on Every Intubation.

Air Med J 2020 Jan - Feb;39(1):18-19. Epub 2019 Oct 30.

Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Parker, CO. Electronic address:

Despite its value in emergency airway management, the endotracheal tube introducer, commonly known as the bougie, has traditionally been a point of disagreement between providers. It is typically viewed as a "rescue" device and not a primary airway tool. However, its value as a primary device during plan A has recently been recognized. Read More

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October 2019

Experience of the Usage of a Portable X-ray System.

Air Med J 2020 Jan - Feb;39(1):14-17. Epub 2019 Oct 31.

Department of Acute Critical Care Medicine, Shizuoka Hospital, Juntendo University, Izunokuni City, Shizuoka, Japan. Electronic address:

Objective: The purpose of this study was to introduce the use of a portable X-ray system by the staff members of a doctor helicopter (DH).

Methods: From January 11 to 18, 2019, we were given temporary access to a portable X-ray system. This period is defined as the investigation term. Read More

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October 2019

Forum January/February 2020.

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Air Med J 2020 Jan - Feb;39(1):12-13. Epub 2019 Dec 25.

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December 2019

Postpartum Hemorrhage With Cardiorespiratory Collapse Transported From a Rural Hospital.

Air Med J 2019 Nov - Dec;38(6):440-441. Epub 2019 Oct 19.

Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Airlift Northwest, Seattle, WA.

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October 2019

Convulsion Treated by a Physician-Staffed Helicopter.

Air Med J 2019 Nov - Dec;38(6):437-439. Epub 2019 Oct 18.

Department of Acute Critical Care Medicine, Shizuoka Hospital, Juntendo University, Izunokuni, Shizouka, Japan. Electronic address:

Objective: There have been no reports focusing on patients with convulsion treated by a doctor helicopter (DH). We herein report the results of a retrospective analysis investigating the changes in patients' vital signs and clinical manifestations during transportation and the outcomes of treating convulsive patients using a government-funded medical DH.

Methods: We retrospectively investigated all of the patients with convulsion who were transported by the DH between January 2013 and December 2018. Read More

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October 2019

A Program Profile of Air Medical Transport in Regional Central Queensland, Australia.

Air Med J 2019 Nov - Dec;38(6):431-436. Epub 2019 Oct 21.

James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia; LifeFlight Retrieval Medicine Australia, Brisbane, Australia; Queensland Health, Emergency Medicine Department, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the epidemiology of air medical patients and referral patterns in Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CQHHS).

Methods: Analysis of air medical transport from January 2010 to December 2014. Air medical tasks within the local health service boundary were included. Read More

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October 2019

A Blended Prehospital Ultrasound Curriculum for Critical Care Paramedics.

Air Med J 2019 Nov - Dec;38(6):426-430. Epub 2019 Oct 2.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Division of Critical Care, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Ambulance Service, British Columbia Emergency Health Services, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Objective: Point-of-care ultrasound is a nascent and growing area of prehospital care. Most previously described ultrasound curricula for paramedics examine a single type of ultrasound scan. Here, we describe the implementation and evaluation of a prehospital ultrasound curriculum using a blended model of traditional didactics and hands-on experience with online prereading. Read More

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October 2019

Assessment of Pain Management During Interfacility Air Medical Transport of Intubated Patients.

Air Med J 2019 Nov - Dec;38(6):421-425. Epub 2019 Sep 23.

Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Objective: The management of pain is an important component of care in the prehospital and transport setting. However, recent evidence suggests that pain control is infrequently achieved in these settings. The objective of the current study was to determine the proportion and frequency of opioid analgesia provided to intubated patients during interfacility transport by an air medical transport system. Read More

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September 2019

Critical Care Helicopter Overtriage: A Failure Mode and Effects Analysis.

Air Med J 2019 Nov - Dec;38(6):408-420. Epub 2019 Sep 19.

College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Objective: Overtriage (OT) of helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) poses significant burden to multiple stakeholders. The project aims were to identify the following: 1) associated factors, 2) downstream effects, and 3) focus areas for change.

Methods: We undertook a failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) to evaluate our HEMS interfacility transport process. Read More

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September 2019

Forum November/December 2019.

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Air Med J 2019 Nov - Dec;38(6):406-407. Epub 2019 Oct 19.

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October 2019

Articles That May Change Your Practice: Dexmedetomidine.

Air Med J 2019 Nov - Dec;38(6):404-405. Epub 2019 Oct 16.

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October 2019

Resuscitation Part 2: Trauma and Burn Injury.

Authors:
David J Dries

Air Med J 2019 Nov - Dec;38(6):400-403. Epub 2019 Aug 24.

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An Apple a Day: Modern Atrial Fibrillation Detection.

Air Med J 2019 Nov - Dec;38(6):396-399. Epub 2019 Sep 27.

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September 2019

Infrastructure.

Authors:
Eileen Frazer

Air Med J 2019 Nov - Dec;38(6):395. Epub 2019 Oct 18.

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October 2019

Pericardiocentesis in an Ambulance: A Case Report and Lessons Learned.

Authors:
David M Kaniecki

Air Med J 2019 Sep - Oct;38(5):382-385. Epub 2019 Jul 27.

Metro Life Flight, The MetroHealth System, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Electronic address:

There are few procedures performed in the prehospital setting as intimidating as pericardiocentesis. We report a case in which lifesaving pericardiocentesis was performed in the back of an ambulance after temporizing measures of volume resuscitation and vasopressor therapy failed. Fluid accumulation within the pericardial sac can increase pressures around the heart and lead to cardiac tamponade. Read More

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July 2019
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Interfacility Critical Care Transport of an Elderly Patient With Confirmed Tricyclic Antidepressant Toxicity and Hemodynamic Collapse.

Air Med J 2019 Sep - Oct;38(5):377-381. Epub 2019 May 24.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA; Department of Emergency Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA.

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First Reported Helicopter In-flight Serratus Plane Block for Rib Fractures.

Air Med J 2019 Sep - Oct;38(5):374-376. Epub 2019 Jul 17.

Greater Sydney Area Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, Ambulance Service New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Discipline of Emergency Medicine, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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Prehospital Airway Management in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.

Air Med J 2019 Sep - Oct;38(5):366-373. Epub 2019 Jul 12.

Division of Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Prehospital Emergency, Ospedale Maggiore Carlo Alberto Pizzardi, Bologna, Italy.

Objective: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability among trauma patients. The final outcome of TBI results from a complex interaction between primary and secondary mechanisms of injury that begin immediately after the traumatic event. The aim of this review was to evaluate the latest evidence regarding the impact of prehospital airway management and the outcome after traumatic brain injury. Read More

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