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 …

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 …

Martin Esposito – Pain Assessment and Management

In this week’s podcast Martin Esposito talks about pain assessment and management. The discussion explores the definition of pain, and the biological and psychological complexities associated with something that is physical yet subjective in perception. Martin looks at the importance of ongoing pain assessment and explores the options in pre hospital pain relief; after discussing Read More …