Lucy Powls – Maternal hypertension and pre-eclampsia

Lucy talks us through the risk factors, signs and symptoms of maternal hypertension, the long term management and prehospital emergency treatments including that of eclamptic seizures.       Top 3 Points from this podcast: Pre-eclampsia is quite common and blood pressure and urinalyses should be checked at every available opportunity. Severe hypertension requires urgent Read More …

Lucy Powls – Normal birth and neonatal resus

Lucy Powls describes the process of normal birth, including the mechanisms of labour. She then looks at newborn assessment and takes us through the neonatal resuscitation algorithm.   Top 3 Points from this podcast: Remember in most cases, pregnancy and childbirth are normal physiological processes  Try to keep calm as this will reassure the woman (she doesn’t need to know Read More …

Paddy Morgan – Drowning and cold water immersion

Dr Paddy Morgan talks us through what happens when your body meets cold water, what to do, not only as a casualty but also if you are called as a responder to deal with a suspected drowning event.    Top 3 Points from this podcast: Oxygen, Oxygen, Oxygen, Oxygen!!  If you find yourself in the Read More …

Audra Starkey – The healthy shift worker

Audra, based in Brisbane, Australia and is a specialist in nutrition and wellbeing and her focus is on shift work, how it affects you and how you can look after yourself better while working shifts.   Top 3 Points from this podcast: Prioritise your sleep, this is critically important. For each meal think?  Is there Read More …

Joel Symonds – The role of humour in pre-hospital emergency care

Joel Symonds talks us through humour in the prehospital care arena, when it is appropriate to use and when humour is not appropriate but perhaps most poignantly why it is important and its use in emotionally protecting responders and its role in mental resilience.   Top 3 Points from this podcast: Reflect on and acknowledge Read More …

David Lauritsen – Role of the Scottish Fire And Rescue Service

David Lauritsen wears multiple hats living in a very rural community, in this podcast, he chats through the skills, communication strategies, teamwork and other aspects of the management of patients involved in a road traffic collision.   Top 3 Points from this podcast: If a Firefighter offers to do a removal from the car to Read More …

Damon Powell – Roles, Responsibilities and Capabilities of MRT

Damon, Chair of Scottish Mountain Rescue, chats us through the roles, responsibilities and skillsets of the volunteer rescue teams that the organisation represents.  As part of our multi-agency series, which gives us some insight into the organisations that we may meet as responders in the field.   Top 3 Points from this podcast: Notify the Read More …