Recently, the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) launched their 2018 update. Although sepsis bundles have been brought up in the past, they are now pushing the limits by introducing a revised “hour-1 bundle” with the initiating time starting in triage. Initially, this may not seem like a big deal, but there are significant implications.
Patients die. It is a reality we all must face. But what happens after you call the code? This is when you may meet a death investigator such as Darren Dake. He hosts the popular Coroner Talk website which has a weekly podcast. After being invited to come onto his show, we wanted to share the conversation on our site to both help promote his work and to discuss some of the key points we can do to help facilitate a death investigation.
Fritz Fuller has been gone for a while but joins us for a discussion of lung ultrasound with its application specifically for pneumothorax. This is probably something you have learned or at least heard of before, but rarely does an introductory course get into the details we are going to discuss in this post.
Our friendly evidence based medicine (EBM) PA guru, Adrian Banning, joins us again to talk about being a lifelong learner. It is a "hot topic" for PAs and other medical providers, but what does it actually mean and how do we become a lifelong learner? To help us with these questions and more, Adrian joins us for a detailed discussion.
Did you know that many of the aircraft that are being used in helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) in the United States are not using advanced safety features that could help save the lives of crews and patients in an accident? We are joined today by Karen Mahany who has taken it upon herself to make a real change when it comes to safety in HEMS.
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