Cliff, based in Australia, talks us through the zero-point survey, why it is important and how we use it for the emergency setting.
Top 3 Points from this podcast:
- There are multiple opportunities to optimise how a prehospital mission goes that present themselves long before you set eyes on the patient(s).
- No matter how good you are (or think you are), it’s the output of the TEAM that ultimately determines patient outcome.
- Effective scene management / environmental control is the key determining factor between expert and non-expert prehospital care.
Zero Point Survey: A Multidisciplinary Idea to STEP UP Resuscitation Effectiveness.
REID, C., BRINDLEY, P., HICKS, CARLEY, S., RICHMOND, C., LAURIA, M., & WEINGART, S., 2018. Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine. 5(3), pp 139-143.
Cliff works for New South Wales Ambulance as one of the retrieval physicians with Sydney HEMS. He also works in emergency medicine and intensive care. He is fascinated by the factors that optimise team performance in resuscitation.