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 …

Ian Scott – Hypothermia & ECMO

Ian Scott discusses Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) and its role in hypothermia.  Ian looks at the severe end of hypothermia and the management and pathways for these patients.   Top 3 Points from this podcast: Do the basics really well – good patient assessment, Good ALS Think could this be hypothermia? If you think it Read More …

Aravindan Veiraiah – Toxicology In Overdose And Poisoning

Today Aravindan discusses the best way to approach and treat patients who may be experiencing overdoses, poisonings and/or drug-related agitation   Top 3 Points from this podcast: Use sodium bicarbonate more, if this is a drug you carry and is within your scope of practice, for sodium channel blocking drug overdoses. Antidotes for the sedatives Read More …

Stuart Braithwaite – RNLI

Stuart chats us through the roles, responsibilities and skill set of the voluntary emergency service the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), including not only their role of saving lives at sea but also their involvement with patient transfer, education and other lesser known about duties.   Key points from this podcast: Have a look at Read More …

Paul Watson – Palliative Care

Paul Watson, project lead for end of life care at the Scottish Ambulance Service talks about how the service is striving to bring better palliative care to patients across Scotland with some discussion around the areas of non-technical skills, “just in case” boxes, and the other tools that can be used to support these patients. Read More …