Ed Barnard – What does the research tell us about traumatic cardiac arrest? Part 1

Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – SUBSCRIBE NOW! In this first episode of two, Ed delves into the difficulties in engaging with the survival rates in traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA), the thinking behind chest compressions, the HOT (Hypovolaemia, Oxygenation, Tension Pneumothorax) algorithm and the use of fluid resuscitation in TCA.  Top 3 Read More …

Paul Savage – Check Card Medicine

Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – SUBSCRIBE NOW! Paul chats us through the theory behind using checklists in the prehospital environment, why it is an important cultural shift we should be moving to and how and why this method can reduce the pressure when you Read More …

Alison Gallagher – Cave rescue, who are they and what do they do?

Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – SUBSCRIBE NOW! Alison chats us through cave rescue in Scotland, what are the team skills, capabilities and responsibilities and how are they tasked? Top 3 Points from this podcast: Work within what you are comfortable with Be aware that Read More …

Dr Jonathan Hanson – Head Injuries

Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – subscribe now! Jonathan chats us through head injuries, focusing on concussion, what to look for, how to assess, how to treat. Top 3 Points from this podcast: “If in doubt sit them out”- if you suspect concussion treat it Read More …