Trauma Care Conference UK March 2017 – PHEM/HEMS stream

Last week was the international Trauma Care Conference, based at Yarnfield, Staffordshire, UK.  It ran for several days, with something for everyone in the management of trauma, from the moment of impact to the long difficult process of rehabilitation.  I attended the PHEM/HEMS stream on the Thursday, and the Major Trauma in the ED stream …

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Traumatic Brain Injury: Hypertonic Saline or Combination fluids?

The use of fluids prehospital has always been, and will likely continue to be a controversial topic.  The simple notion that we should be replacing the fluids which have been lost is sensible and logical, but not necessarily logistical.  The logistics of carrying blood products make it unfeasible for many services, and certainly on a …

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Major incident management – in brief…

Recent years have seen some real thought put into major incident management in the UK, particularly after such high profile incidents such as the rail crashes at Paddington, Potters bar, and Selby, and large scale terrorist activity like the Glasgow and London bombings.  The July 7 2005 bombing incident highlighted many areas which still needed …

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