All tagged Emergency Medicine

Episode 35-The Last Frontier with Dave Aromin

Dan sits down with flight paramedic Dave Aromin to discuss the amazing state of Alaska, and the challenges of providing emergency and retrieval care to the largest state. We discuss the logistics involved in his area, the unique clinical practice involved, and the people who take on this role in one of the most unforgiving environments in the United States and the world.

The EMS community in Alaska suffered a huge blow with the loss of a Guardian Flight fixed-wing crew on January 29, 2019, when their aircraft crashed and all aboard, including a patient were lost. There has been memorial and scholarship funds established for the families of the Guardian Flight crew, and they can be found at the following links:

https://www.customink.com/fundraising/guardianflightalaska


https://www.echoheliops.org/stacie-morse-education-scholarship

This episode is presented in the memories of:

Pilot Patrick Coyle

Flight Paramedic Margaret Langston

Flight Nurse Stacie Rae Morse

and the patient who they were caring for on their last mission.

Episode 32: One Medic, or Two?

The gang looks at the idea of ALS crew configuration. Is a two paramedic system better for patient care? Is one medic with an EMT better? Does more equate to better, and how do we measure it?

We look at the benefits and downsides, look at some of the (sparse) evidence, and talk about some of the things that may help us figure it out!

OPALS Study for OHCA:

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa040325

Classic Journal Review: The OPALS Study

This includes an excellent breakdown by our friends at www.rebelem.com!

OPALS study for trauma:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2292763/

The Rapid Emergency Medicine Score and the potential for EMS:

https://www.jems.com/articles/2018/08/using-the-rapid-emergency-medicine-score-to-zero-in-on-ems-quality.html

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