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 Rees – ROSC – Post Resuscitation Care

This week Paul Rees discusses ROSC and post resuscitation care, including post cardiac arrest syndrome and prognostication after cardiac arrest.   Key points from this podcast: Train and talk through these events. They are fairly rare and so practicing and talking through the motions is important to keep skills, roles and plans refreshed, thinking through Read More …

Tom Quinn – PARAMEDIC 2 Trial

This week’s podcast from BASICS Scotland is with Tom Quinn, who explains the findings of the Paramedic 2 trial. Paramedic 2 has been described as a landmark study, the results of which have challenged conventional methods used to prioritise restarting the heart during an out of hospital cardiac arrest.   Key points from this podcast: Read More …

Jon McCormack – Paediatric Cardiac Arrest

Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist, Jon McCormack, explores the rare occurrence of paediatric cardiac arrest; he talks through the CRASH algorithm and emphasises the importance of cognitive aids and good airway positioning. He also explains why, with a couple of caveats, in these situations it’s ok to see children as small adults.   Key points from this Read More …

Richard Lyon – Traumatic Cardiac Arrest

In this podcast Professor Lyon discusses Traumatic Cardiac Arrest; he looks at the rationale of the different management needed to medical cardiac arrest and talks through the practical application of the HOT algorithm, which he developed with colleagues to provide an effective tool for the management of Traumatic Cardiac Arrest.   Key points from this Read More …