Emergency care

Happy hypoxia in COVID-19: pathophysiology and pulse oximetry accuracy

Dyspnoea is characterised by the sensation of uncomfortable or difficult breathing, breathlessness or experiencing air hunger (American Thoracic Society, 1999)..

Non-medical prescribing by paramedics in emergency, urgent and critical care

In contrast to paramedic practice within primary care settings, advanced paramedics practising in emergency departments and in prehospital settings are more likely to encounter patients who require an...

Non traumatic chest pain – pericarditis

‘Pericarditis is an inflammation of the two layers of the thin, sac-like membrane that surrounds the heart. This membrane is called the pericardium, so the term pericarditis means inflammation of...

Analysis of pre-hospital consultations with crowd medical services at Premier League football club Fulham

Craven Cottage is the home stadium to Fulham FC, a Premiership football club situated in south west London, England. The club was started in 1879. In 1896, after two years of development, the club...

Rapid sequence induction and the paramedic

Rapid sequence intubation/induction (RSI) is an advanced procedure not currently advocated for UK paramedic practice although some paramedics attached to Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS)...

Emergency prehospital care of burn injuries: thermal, electrical and chemical burns

In burn injuries by electrical trauma, the immediate dermal burn can be accompanied by further organ disorders due to current conduction with an entry site at the point of contact and an exit site at...

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