A UK Prehospital Emergency Medicine Podcast.
This podcast and associated website aims to:
- Share knowledge and expertise in the field of prehospital medicine with specific reference to the UK working environment
- Make this content relevant to all professional prehospital practitioners
Some facts Drowning is important: 1,000 people drown every day, 2 every 3 minutes, 41 per hour. It is the world’s 3rd leading cause of accidental death: 3.6 million people over 10 years. Disease of youth 64% 30 years old 43% 15 years old 25% 5 years old Male: female ratio 2:1 In … Continue reading Drowning
Episode 36: COVID-19
Case definition Current case definition for COVID-19 can be accessed here. Risk stratification This is the Emergency Medicine Specialty guide we discussed in the podcast, which includes use of the NEWS and 40 step test (edit: since recording the podcast yesterday (!) we’ve been made aware of the Sit to Stand test). Here is a … Continue reading Episode 36: COVID-19
Episode 35: The collapsed infant
A: Optimal airway position for infants Note how a rolled towel is placed under the baby’s shoulders to allow space for the occiput and avoid flexion of the neck and airway. ‘B’ assessment Video links to examples of children with signs of respiratory distress: Stridor Grunting Increased work of breathing ‘D’ assessment Example video showing … Continue reading Episode 35: The collapsed infant
Episode 34: Back pain
So, where is the Cauda Equina? From Core EM How does a herniated disc cause CES? This fab infographic summarising the key points about the CES guidance was produced by @DrLindaDykes and @saspist. Here is the full guideline from The Society of British Neurological Surgeons and The British Association of Spinal Surgeons. NICE guidance on Low back … Continue reading Episode 34: Back pain
Episode 33: Psychosomatic Illness
Many thanks to Suzanne O’Sullivan for her time in putting this podcast together. Her excellent books “It’s all in your head” and “Brainstorm” are well worth a read. It is certainly one of the PHEMcast recordings which is going to change my own practice the most. We can all find these patient’s challenging … Continue reading Episode 33: Psychosomatic Illness
Episode 32: Ketamine
Huge thanks to the team at World Extreme Medicine and WEM Cast for sharing the interview with Richard Harris. Dosing These are a guide only, each patient will need a bespoke approach depending on their pre-existing condition, degree of cardiovascular compromise, conscious level and drugs already administered. Clearly you … Continue reading Episode 32: Ketamine
Customer ReviewsSee All
Hi guys great podcast,
Would you mind addressing the volume situation, Clare is quite easy to hear but I find myself having to turn the volume right up to hear Tim, maybe a slight microphone placement issue. Otherwise short and sharp and a good listen on the way to work.
Great content, production needs work
Informative podcast with passionate and knowledgeable presenters, the audio quality isn’t fantastic though - volumes of presenters and guests wildly different etc.