View or download the Brain Trauma Foundation Guidelines on the management of traumatic brain injury – prehospital and in-hospital guidelines are available.
Higher risk of death and stroke in patients with persistent vs. paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: results from the ROCKET-AF Trial
In patients with AF at moderate-to-high risk of stroke receiving anticoagulation, those with persistent AF have a higher risk of thrombo-embolic events and worse survival compared with paroxysmal AF.
Screening, detection and management of delirium in the emergency department – a pilot study on the feasibility of a new algorithm for use in older emergency department patients: the modified Confusion Assessment Method for the Emergency Department (mCAM-ED)
The use of the mCAM-ED may contribute to early identification of delirious ED patients. Do we need a similar prehospital tool?
Critical care management of severe TBI is discussed with focus on monitoring, avoidance and minimization of secondary brain insults, and optimization of cerebral oxygenation and CPP.
Does helicopter transport of patients with traumatic brain injury improve survival over ground transport?
Out-of-Hospital Stroke Screen Accuracy in a State With an Emergency Medical Services Protocol for Routing Patients to Acute Stroke Centers
Our diagnostic tests for diagnosing CVAs in the prehospital setting have limited specificity.
The PHANTOM-S Trial: Effect of the use of ambulance-based thrombolysis on time to thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke
Does starting thrombolysis in the prehospital setting in a specialised mobile CT ambulance reduce alarm-to-thrombolysis time?
FAST Test Use in the Prehospital Setting: Better in the Ambulance than in the Emergency Medical Communication Center
Prehospital identification of acute stroke increases the possibility of early treatment and good outcome. The FAST test is commonly used by lay responders, control room staff and Paramedics to identify stroke patients…but is it accurate at identifying those with stroke…especially when performed over the phone by control room staff?
Dr. Christine Tomkinson explains the latest American Academy of Neurology (AAN) updated guidelines on concussion evaluation and management.
One of the major causes of seizures in the prehospital setting is hypoglycaemia…right? Wrong. Rates of hypoglycemia were very low in patients treated by Paramedics for seizure in this study, and checking blood glucose levels results in a delay in benzodiazapine administration.
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