We train for it, we have a healthy fear of it, and we realize that having to perform one is not an admission of failure on our part. But, how often is a cricothyrotomy performed on HEMS. Dr. Andrew Cathers of University of Wisconsin Med Flight walks through a recently published paper on the topic.Read More
In this AirCare case, Dr. Murphy eloquently details his experience in managing something every emergency physician fears - the need for a crash airway in a patient with severe airway injuries. Dr. Murphy discusses both the technical evaluation of a patient for a potential cricothyrotomy as well as his personal thoughts and reflections following the procedure.Read More
This week in UCEM Grand Rounds: the harrowing story of the desaturating trauma patient with a metal pole impaled through his mouth and neck. Also: making the diagnosis of HIV in the ED. Managing hemorrhagic shock on Air Care. How much did that ED visit or hospitalization cost your patient? Managing tachy-arrhythmias in the setting of cardiac arrest with a pacemaker.Read More
Air Care Ground Rounds
Dr. Hinckley - Air Medical Resource Management
Familiarity and complacency can lead to mistakes. Stay uncomfortable. A policy for preflight walk-a-rounds will be released shortly.
E-poc blood gas analyzer is now on AirCare. Think about using it for all patients, but particularly those who are intubated or may be in a state of shock.
Dr. Powell - Minnesota Tube is coming to AirCare
Everything you need will be in the Critical Care bag. You can bring all the gear with you into the hospital without having to gather supplies there. No football helmet required.Read More