Podcasts

Welcome to BASICS Scotland Podcasts

This section contains chats with experts in their fields talking about topics that have links to the operating of BASICS Scotland Responders and anyone else who may have or are interested in having interactions with other organisations in the field of Pre-hospital Emergency Care. Our podcasts are released weekly at 12 noon so make sure you come back regularly to listen to our latest release and if you haven’t already, sign up to our mailing list using the sign up form on the right to be notified when the latest episode is released and keep up to date on our latest news.

Your Podcast Host

Dave Strachan

Dave Strachan

Dave has been kind enough to take on the role of lead interviewer for our series of podcasts and is an Army Surgical trainee, loosely based in Pitlochry. He has long been involved in the pre-hospital world, from providing event medical cover to being a team Doctor for both Tayside and Swaledale Mountain Rescue teams.

He is also a BASICS Scotland instructor and responder with an interest in both the management of traumatic injury and the provision of care in austere environments. He has spent much of the past few years ‘away’ – on operations, expeditions and training exercises in various corners of the world – but in his spare time, can usually be found on the hill; running, climbing and skiing with enthusiasm, if little technique.

Our Podcasters

Click on each of our podcasters below to find out more about them, what they do and more information relating to their podcasts along with useful links and the option to download the podcast to your device (link under podcast at top of the podcasters page).

This Week’s Release

Mary Munro – Drug harm reduction and the naloxone

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Podcasts

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Cardiac Series
Cardiac
Cardiac
Jon McCormack - Paediatric Cardiac Arrest
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  • Jon McCormack - Paediatric Cardiac Arrest

    Jon McCormack - Paediatric Cardiac Arrest

    Jun 29, 2020 • 39:21

    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.…

  • Tom Quinn - PARAMEDIC 2 Trial

    Tom Quinn - PARAMEDIC 2 Trial

    Aug 3, 2020 • 30:44

    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.  …

  • Paul Rees - ROSC - Post Resuscitation Care

    Paul Rees - ROSC - Post Resuscitation Care

    Aug 10, 2020 • 23:35

    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…

  • Ed Barnard - What does the research tell us about traumatic cardiac arrest? Part 1

    Ed Barnard - What does the research tell us about traumatic cardiac arrest? Part 1

    Mar 15, 2021 • 23:07

    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…

  • Ed Barnard - What does the research tell us about traumatic cardiac arrest? Part 2

    Ed Barnard - What does the research tell us about traumatic cardiac arrest? Part 2

    Mar 22, 2021 • 24:28

    Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – SUBSCRIBE NOW! In this second episode of two, Ed turns his attention to the use of adrenaline in TCA, and in ROSC (return of spontaneous Circulation), when to cease resuscitation and what TCA management might look like in the future  Top…

  • Richard Lyon - Traumatic Cardiac Arrest

    Richard Lyon - Traumatic Cardiac Arrest

    Jun 8, 2020 • 38:43

    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.…

Multi Agency Series – Understanding what each emergency responder / team is capable of and responsible for.
Multi Agency
Multi Agency
Duncan Tripp - UK SAR
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  • Duncan Tripp - UK SAR

    Duncan Tripp - UK SAR

    Jun 1, 2020 • 23:54

    In this podcast Duncan explains the role of Coastguard operations including the interaction with the Emergency Services and BASICS Scotland Responders.         Key points from this podcast: Escalate early via trauma desk to the ARCC Look at the online ISAR resource ahead of time Follow up any…

  • Alastair Beer - Aircraft crashes and the Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue Team

    Alastair Beer - Aircraft crashes and the Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue Team

    Sep 7, 2020 • 17:04

    In this week’s podcast Alastair Beer talks about the role of the RAF Mountain Rescue; how it differs from the civilian Mountain Rescue and what capabilities it has. He highlights the dangers of air crash sites and the hazards that face responders who are tasked to air accidents.   Key…

  • Paul Watson - Palliative Care

    Paul Watson - Palliative Care

    Sep 21, 2020 • 28.54

    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…

  • Joel Symonds - The Advanced Practitioner in Critical Care (APCC) Paramedic role, who are they and what do they do?

    Joel Symonds - The Advanced Practitioner in Critical Care (APCC) Paramedic role, who are they and what do they do?

    May 17, 2021 • 25:41

    The first in a series of two podcasts, Joel talks us through the roles, responsibilities, skills and capabilities of the APCC team, where they can be found and why and when we should use them.   Top 3 Points from this podcast: Maintain dialogue with the incoming APCC and make…

  • Joel Symonds - The APCC Paramedic team and what can they bring in terms of skills, medications and equipment at scene?

    Joel Symonds - The APCC Paramedic team and what can they bring in terms of skills, medications and equipment at scene?

    May 24, 2021 • 25:37

    The second in a series of two, Joel continues his chat on the role of the Advanced Practitioner in Critical Care (APCC) and what they can bring to help you at different scenes and conditions.    Top 3 Points from this podcast: Maintain dialogue with the incoming APCC and make any stand down decisions…

  • Murdo Macauley - Why & how do we search - HM Coastguard Agency

    Murdo Macauley - Why & how do we search - HM Coastguard Agency

    Jul 12, 2021 • 27:38

    Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – SUBSCRIBE NOW! Murdo explains the reason effective Search Management is vital when looking for missing people. Discussing the rational and some of the techniques behind the decisions that are made supported by in-depth research. Additionally…

  • Peter Lorrain-Smith - Police Scotland

    Peter Lorrain-Smith - Police Scotland

    Apr 29, 2020 • 22:56

    Responders of all types are focused on saving life but what happens if the scene becomes a crime scene?  What is a crime scene and how do we manage this?  Peter takes us through the roles, responsibilities of the police and responders at the scene and what might happen post…

  • Adrian Kay - H.M. Coastguard

    Adrian Kay - H.M. Coastguard

    May 25, 2020 • 16:57

    Adrian Kay, Senior Coastal Operations Officer for H.M. Coastguard, explains more about the 3 sections of the coastguard service, and how the 3000 volunteers make up the 400 UK crews. Understanding how these crews fit into the responder network, and what their roles, responsibilities and capabilities are, will allow BASICS…

Non Technical Skills Series
Non Technical Skills
Non Technical Skills
Joel Symonds - The role of humour in pre-hospital emergency care
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  • Joel Symonds - The role of humour in pre-hospital emergency care

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

    Nov 9, 2020 • 39.08

    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…

  • Paul Savage - Check Card Medicine

    Paul Savage - Check Card Medicine

    Feb 22, 2021 • 35:43

    Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – SUBSCRIBE NOW! Paul chats us through the theory behind using checklists in the prehospital environment, why it is an important cultural shift we should be moving to and how and why this method can…

  • Cliff Reid - The Zero Point Survey

    Cliff Reid - The Zero Point Survey

    May 31, 2021 • 38:51

    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…

  • Paul Savage - The benefits of realistic simulation when training in clinical skills and scenarios

    Paul Savage - The benefits of realistic simulation when training in clinical skills and scenarios

    Jun 7, 2021 • 52:01

    Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – SUBSCRIBE NOW! Paul chats us through the benefits of good simulation and moulage. Resources: https://www.saviourmedical.com/  Twitter / Instagram : @saviourmedical  Savour Medical Simulation Service – Wound Catalogue Saviour Medical – Zero-Hero Medical Moulage and…

  • Stephen Hearns - Peak Performance Under Pressure

    Stephen Hearns - Peak Performance Under Pressure

    May 11, 2020 • 29:48

    Dr Stephen Hearns chats to us about the critical importance of how we perform when the pressure is on; he draws on his huge experience in Pre-Hospital medicine to show that staying at the peak of performance at a job is a trait that can be learnt and improves outcomes…

Obstetric Emergencies Series
Obstetric Emergencies
Obstetric Emergencies
Lucy Powls - Normal birth and neonatal resus
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  • Lucy Powls - Normal birth and neonatal resus

    Lucy Powls - Normal birth and neonatal resus

    Nov 30, 2020 • 27:40

    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…

  • Helene Marshall - The physiology of pregnancy and assessment and treatment of Post-Partum haemorrhage

    Helene Marshall - The physiology of pregnancy and assessment and treatment of Post-Partum haemorrhage

    Dec 21, 2020 • 36:22

    Helene chats us through the physiological changes in the pregnant women and post-partum haemorrhage assessment and management       Top 3 Points from this podcast: Consider the 4 T’s: Tone, Tissues, Trauma, Thrombin (and coagulation) If you have a woman than tells you she is at high risk for…

  • Lucy Powls - Maternal hypertension and pre-eclampsia

    Lucy Powls - Maternal hypertension and pre-eclampsia

    Jan 11, 2021 • 20:16

    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…

  • Lucy Powls - Obstetric Emergencies in the Pre-hospital Environment

    Lucy Powls - Obstetric Emergencies in the Pre-hospital Environment

    Jan 18, 2021 • 23:03

    Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – subscribe now!   Lucy talks us through the obstetric emergencies of shoulder dystocia and cord prolapse, and how to treat these in the pre-hospital environment       Top 3 Points from this podcast:…

Paediatrics
Paediatrics
Paediatrics
Karyn Webster - Recognising and managing possible child abuse and children at risk
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  • Karyn Webster - Recognising and managing possible child abuse and children at risk

    Karyn Webster - Recognising and managing possible child abuse and children at risk

    Apr 19, 2021 • 19:53

    Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – SUBSCRIBE NOW! Karyn talks us through what constitutes child abuse and what we can do to assess and manage the situation. Top 3 Points from this podcast: If you think there is something wrong,…

  • Mark Worrall - Paediatric pain management in the pre-hospital environment

    Mark Worrall - Paediatric pain management in the pre-hospital environment

    May 3, 2021 • 21:42

    Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – SUBSCRIBE NOW! Mark chats us through pain assessment treatment in the age ranges and how we can best manage the whole situation when a child is in pain. Top 3 Points from this podcast:…

  • Karyn Webster - The deteriorating paediatric patient and the PEWS score

    Karyn Webster - The deteriorating paediatric patient and the PEWS score

    Jun 14, 2021 • 35:00

    Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – SUBSCRIBE NOW! Karyn chats us through the deteriorating patient, what to look for and how to treat these patients and the PEWS score system and function  Top 3 Points from this podcast: Remember that you are assessing a…

  • Mark Worrall - Management of the Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC) in the paediatric patient

    Mark Worrall - Management of the Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC) in the paediatric patient

    Jul 5, 2021 • 18:49

    Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – SUBSCRIBE NOW! Mark talks us through the process of managing ROSC in the paediatric patient. Top 3 Points from this podcast: Do the basics well and use the ABCDE approach you would in the adult approach…

  • Fiona Stevenson - Child protection in the community

    Fiona Stevenson - Child protection in the community

    Aug 16, 2021 • 18:45

    Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – SUBSCRIBE NOW! Fiona talks us through our responsibilities to the child in the community, what red flags to look for and what we can do about our concerns.  Top 3 Points from this podcast: Do not…

Prolonged Care in the Field Series
Prolonged Care in the Field
Prolonged Care in the Field
Eric Pirie - Prolonged Care in the Field
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  • Eric Pirie - Prolonged Care in the Field

    Eric Pirie - Prolonged Care in the Field

    Jun 15, 2020 • 24:52

    As a longstanding member of Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team, Eric Pirie talks through the issues arising from rescues that are protracted, and particularly focuses on prolonged care in the field, which may not be particularly familiar to BASICS Scotland Responders, but occurs fairly regularly in Mountain Rescue.   Key points…

  • Aebhric O'Kelly - Prolonged field care in remote areas

    Aebhric O'Kelly - Prolonged field care in remote areas

    Aug 9, 2021 • 28:10

    Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – SUBSCRIBE NOW! Aebhric focuses on some aspects and some hints and tips for delivering prolonged field care in remote areas. Top 3 Points from this podcast: Be. Here. Now. This is a survival technique from the book Deep Survival.…

Responder Series
Responder
Responder
Iain Craighead - A Responders Perspective
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  • Iain Craighead - A Responders Perspective

    Iain Craighead - A Responders Perspective

    Jun 22, 2020 • 21:52

    In this podcast Iain Craighead gives the benefit of his experience as a BASICS Scotland Responder. He stresses the importance of getting to know your Sandpiper bag and equipment inside out, as well the benefits of building a strong relationship with your local ambulance colleagues. Iain also urges patience with…

Services Series

Services
Services
Stuart Braithwaite - RNLI
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  • Stuart Braithwaite - RNLI

    Stuart Braithwaite - RNLI

    Oct 5, 2020 • 23:11

    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…

  • Damon Powell - Roles, Responsibilities and Capabilities of MRT

    Damon Powell - Roles, Responsibilities and Capabilities of MRT

    Oct 26, 2020 • 25:14

    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…

  • David Lauritsen - Role of the Scottish Fire And Rescue Service

    David Lauritsen - Role of the Scottish Fire And Rescue Service

    Nov 2, 2020 • 21:23

    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…

  • Alison Gallagher - Cave rescue, who are they and what do they do?

    Alison Gallagher - Cave rescue, who are they and what do they do?

    Feb 15, 2021 • 19:00

    Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – SUBSCRIBE NOW! Alison chats us through cave rescue in Scotland, what are the team skills, capabilities and responsibilities and how are they tasked? Top 3 Points from this podcast: Work within what you are…

  • John Aitchison  - Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, who are they and what do they do?

    John Aitchison - Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, who are they and what do they do?

    Mar 8, 2021 • 20:39

    Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – SUBSCRIBE NOW! John chats us through the skills, roles and responsibilities of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, what can they do on scene, how they can help with the patients, and how this…

  • Pam Barker and Duncan McDonald - Role of the Scottish Ambulance Service Special Operations Response Team (SORT)

    Pam Barker and Duncan McDonald - Role of the Scottish Ambulance Service Special Operations Response Team (SORT)

    Apr 12, 2021 • 26:33

    Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – SUBSCRIBE NOW!   Pam and Duncan talk us through the roles, responsibilities and capabilities of the SORTs across Scotland.  They detail what and when the SORT team can be of help and what their…

  • Pam Barker and Duncan Mcdonald - How the SORT team handle Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives incidents

    Pam Barker and Duncan Mcdonald - How the SORT team handle Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives incidents

    Apr 26, 2021 • 22:24

    Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – SUBSCRIBE NOW! Pam and Duncan from SAS SORT team talk us through information on how to handle CBRNE  events and what the roles and responsibilities of the SORT and other teams play in these events,…

Special Topics
Special Topics
Special Topics
Martin Esposito - Pain Assessment and Management
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  • Martin Esposito - Pain Assessment and Management

    Martin Esposito - Pain Assessment and Management

    Aug 17, 2020 • 36:40

    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…

  • Paul Rees - Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA)

    Paul Rees - Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA)

    Aug 31, 2020 • 22:56

    This week Paul Rees returns to discuss the trans specialty procedure of REBOA. He looks at why it isn’t commonly used in PHEM but talks about the situations where it could usefully be incorporated into the pre hospital emergency environment.   Key points from this podcast: Adopt a whole system…

  • Aravindan Veiraiah - Toxicology In Overdose And Poisoning

    Aravindan Veiraiah - Toxicology In Overdose And Poisoning

    Oct 12, 2020 • 38:59

    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…

  • Ian Scott - Hypothermia & ECMO

    Ian Scott - Hypothermia & ECMO

    Oct 19, 2020 • 37:40

    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…

  • Mary Leroy - Understanding the autistic patient in the emergency setting

    Mary Leroy - Understanding the autistic patient in the emergency setting

    Dec 7, 2020 • 26:26

    Mary chats us through aspects of the autistic conditions, shining a light on the challenges but also some providing top tips on how to help manage patients from this group in an emergency situation including approach and communication strategies.     Top 3 Points from this podcast: Keep calm and…

  • Paddy Morgan - Assessment, treatment and Management of Accidental Hypothermia in the prehospital environment

    Paddy Morgan - Assessment, treatment and Management of Accidental Hypothermia in the prehospital environment

    Dec 14, 2020 • 52:42

    Dr Paddy Morgan talks to us about accidental hypothermia, what is it? How can we recognise it and how can we treat it in the prehospital environment.     Top 3 Points from this podcast: Keep yourself safe, keep your team safe and that means you can effect rescue for…

  • Christine Proudfoot - Dementia and related diseases in the emergency setting

    Christine Proudfoot - Dementia and related diseases in the emergency setting

    Jan 25, 2021 • 26:44

    Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – subscribe now!   Christine talks us through dementia, what is it? What common forms may we come across and how does delirium differ? And how do we best manage and treat patients with dementia…

  • Peter Aitken - How do we manage patients with counterintuitive behaviour?

    Peter Aitken - How do we manage patients with counterintuitive behaviour?

    Apr 5, 2021 • 33:55

    Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – SUBSCRIBE NOW! Peter talks us through managing patients that display counter-intuitive behaviours, how can we look at causes but more importantly how can we safely manage patients who are violent, want to run away…

  • PC Ben Gates - A patient's perspective from a road traffic collision (RTC)

    PC Ben Gates - A patient's perspective from a road traffic collision (RTC)

    May 10, 2021 • 29:47

    Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – SUBSCRIBE NOW! As a police officer Ben was seriously injured when involved in a series RTC at work, where the car he was travelling in crashed into a tree and caught on fire.  Ben relates the incident, how he felt and what…

  • Les Gordon - Primary survey overview and practical considerations

    Les Gordon - Primary survey overview and practical considerations

    Jun 21, 2021 • 52:01

    Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – SUBSCRIBE NOW! Les chats us through some interesting aspects of the primary survey Top 3 Points from this podcast: Most importantly when you are delivering the primary survey don’t get sidetracked to non-life-threatening issues Make…

Trauma Series
Trauma
Trauma
Paddy Morgan - Drowning and cold water immersion
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  • Paddy Morgan - Drowning and cold water immersion

    Paddy Morgan - Drowning and cold water immersion

    Nov 23, 2020 • 45.59

    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…

  • Dr Jonathan Hanson - Head Injuries

    Dr Jonathan Hanson - Head Injuries

    Feb 1, 2021 • 27:25

    Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – subscribe now! Jonathan chats us through head injuries, focusing on concussion, what to look for, how to assess, how to treat. Top 3 Points from this podcast: “If in doubt sit them out”- if…

  • Catherine Buckland - Diving injuries and insults, the water phase

    Catherine Buckland - Diving injuries and insults, the water phase

    Mar 29, 2021 • 35:32

    Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – SUBSCRIBE NOW! Catherine talks us through some of the physiology to consider if dealing with a diving or post diving incident and chats us through some insults and injuries which may occur during or…

  • Stuart Manwell - The Scottish Major Trauma Network and the Major Trauma Triage Tool

    Stuart Manwell - The Scottish Major Trauma Network and the Major Trauma Triage Tool

    Aug 23, 2021 • 29:40

    Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – SUBSCRIBE NOW! Stuart chats us through the Scottish Trauma network, what a major trauma centre is and the major trauma triage tool, helping us get the right patient to the right place at the right time.  Top…

  • Pete Davis - Damage control resuscitation Part 1

    Pete Davis - Damage control resuscitation Part 1

    Aug 30, 2021 • 29:24

    Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – SUBSCRIBE NOW! Pete talks us through the definition of damage control resuscitation and the application of this concept to critically injured patients in the pre-hospital setting. The discussion ranges from the practicalities of delivery…

  • Pete Davis - Damage control resuscitation Part 2

    Pete Davis - Damage control resuscitation Part 2

    Sep 6, 2021 • 19:16

    Your BASICS Scotland podcasts are now available to listen to on all major podcast platforms – SUBSCRIBE NOW! Pete talks us through the definition of damage control resuscitation and the application of this concept to critically injured patients in the pre-hospital setting. The discussion ranges from the practicalities of delivery…

Wellbeing Series
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Angela Lewis - Peer Support and Debriefing
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  • Angela Lewis - Peer Support and Debriefing

    Angela Lewis - Peer Support and Debriefing

    Aug 24, 2020 • 26:51

    This week’s podcast from BASICS Scotland explores the links between post incident support and crew resource management with Angela Lewis. Angela explains the operational improvements that are achievable when organisations develop a menu of different types of support for their personnel. She also looks at the problems with the “can…

  • Lisa Artis - The importance of Sleep

    Lisa Artis - The importance of Sleep

    Sep 14, 2020 • 26:09

    Lisa Artis discusses sleep: the importance of it, the differences in individuals when it comes to the ability to have a good, restful sleep, as well as busting myths around caffeine!   Key points from this podcast: Make the time for a wind down routine, even if it is just…

  • David Whalley - Big incidents, the effects and how we can look after ourselves

    David Whalley - Big incidents, the effects and how we can look after ourselves

    Sep 28, 2020 • 25:02

    David “Heavy” Whalley with his plethora of civilian and military search and rescue experience chats us through the effects events such as the Lockerbie disaster has had on him.  He discusses the culture and attitude change to the effects these incidents have on the responder, what to look for and…

  • Audra Starkey - The healthy shift worker

    Audra Starkey - The healthy shift worker

    Nov 16, 2020 • 38:13

    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…

  • Andy Elwood - It's Good to Talk

    Andy Elwood - It's Good to Talk

    May 18, 2020 • 29:28

    Andy is an experienced paramedic who predominately worked on search and rescue helicopters, where he encountered many experiences that had a significant effect on his mental health. In this podcast he discusses his journey through PTSD which led him to head up a mental health first aid campaign, Andy’s Landie,…