General Broadcast is a free online learning resource aimed at UK based paramedics, student paramedics, and ambulance staff. Podcasts are short summaries of topics designed to refresh memories and provide links to other resources for further learning. If you work in pre-hospital emergency care then this is for you.
This month we're back from our break and we're tackling a topic that is known to make even the most experienced practitioners a bit flustered...Tracheostomy emergencies. The number of Tracheostomies and Larnygectomies in the UK is increasing and so is our chance of being called to a Tracheostomy emergency. These can be high-stress situations, that require time-critical intervention, thats why this month we're speaking to an expert and founder of the National Tracheostomy Safety Project Dr Brendan Mcgrath.
Find further learning at www.generalbroadcast.org.uk
Pre-Hospital Emergency Anaesthesia, or PHEA for short, is the term used to describe a rapid sequence induction, or anaesthetic, in the pre-hospital emergency environment.
its important that the team performing it, are familiar with the procedure. Of course, the PHEA team does not just stop at the critical care providers who carry the drugs… Every paramedic, technician and care assistant on the job is integral to the smooth running and quick delivery of the PHEA.
That’s why this month we’re taking a look at this rarely encountered procedure, to help you the next time you encounter it. We’re going to look at why its done, touch on some of the drugs that are used but most importantly, we’re going to discuss the practical steps involved and how you can prepare your patient and your scene for delivery of an anaesthetic.
Find the article and other podcasts at: www.generalbroadcast.org.uk
Frailty is a term we commonly encounter in urgent and emergency care, but can you actually define it? Have you been taught to use frailty scores, and do you know what they're for?
This month we've partnered with the fantastic MDTea podcast to look at the subject.
As always, find the article at www.generalbroadcast.org.uk
and check out the other fantastic resources from the MDTea at: http://thehearingaidpodcasts.org.uk/mdtea-podcast/
Silver trauma is the term that is most commonly used to describe trauma in older patients. It is often used to refer to major trauma in this patient group and rates of major trauma in the over 65s are rising.
This month we're looking at the physiological changes that occur with ageing and trying to understand how these impact our older patients who suffer trauma.
Check out the article and previous episodes at www.generalbroadcast.org.uk
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Pt 2
This is the second episode in a two-part series on COPD.
In this episode, we look at the differential diagnosis to consider to a simple exacerbation, the ambulance management as well as recent changes to national paramedic guidelines, and the management options.
Find the article and our other podcasts on www.generalbroadcast.org.uk/
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Part 1
COPD is a terminal condition believed to affect as much as 4% of the UK populace. These patients often present to ambulance crews with an exacerbation in symptoms.
In this episode, we look at the pathophysiology of COPD, causes and diagnosis as well as the assessment of acute shortness of breath in these patients.
Find the article and our other podcasts on https://www.generalbroadcast.org.uk/
really nice to finally hear in-depth looks at the more common, less acute stuff that is seen a lot on the road but that isn’t covered much in uni.
would love an episode on Bell’s palsy/stroke mimics!
Practical, valid and accessible
This podcast has become probably my favourite medical podcast for my role as paramedic.
The content is fluid making the links from theory to practice a breeze to follow.
This should be recommended to all healthcare professionals as resource learning aid, the fact that’s it’s free is incredible !
Absolutely fab resource
I love these podcasts, really helps my learning, as a second year student paramedic, this helps me look at and focus my learning, totally recommend all the podcast topics, keep producing these, it’s my go to