Use of cognitive aids in paediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

A survey study of 39 EMS agencies across six states of the United States was carried out. The survey (Appendix A, online) was developed as part of a larger study examining preventable serious adverse...

Factors that influence child conveyance decisions made by prehospital clinicians

A version of the PICO (population, intervention, control and outcomes) tool for rapid reviews specifically for the formation of clinical questions was used (Curtis et al, 2022). This version, PICo...

Prehospital use of the paediatric observation priority score

How is POPS currently used in a prehospital setting within one Welsh health board?.

‘Just little tricks’: an exploration of treating children in pain

The aim of this study was to explore UK paramedics’ experience of treating paediatric patients in pain..

A pilot of the Paramedic Advanced Resuscitation of Children (PARC) course

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) recently produced the fourth edition of its Facing the Future publication, which sets standards for the provision of emergency care to...

A critical analysis and appraisal of the management of croup in the UK out-of-hospital environment

Croup is a common respiratory infection with an incidence of around 3% of the paediatric population per year, most commonly affecting children between 6–36 months and more commonly males than females...

A critical appraisal of the pre-hospital management of cervical spine injury in children and young people

A literature review was performed using the following databases: CINAHL, Medline and Pubmed. The search terms used were ‘prehospital’, ‘paramedic’, ‘emergency medical service’, ‘cervical spine’,...

Pre-hospital paediatric seizures: midazolam versus diazepam

The aim of this article is to review the evidence for the use of diazepam and midazolam, and to determine which anticonvulsant is the most appropriate for termination of paediatric seizures by...

A clinical audit of the pre-hospital paediatric respiratory assessment in London

A retrospective criterion-based clinical audit was undertaken of 253 PRFs collected from the end of June 2011 to the end of July 2011, where the pre-hospital clinician identified and coded dyspnoea...

Prehospital management of paediatric supracondylar fractures

A literature search was performed using PubMed and CINAHL Plus®. Key words searched included: ‘paediatrics’, ‘supracondylar fracture’, ‘humeral fracture’, ‘elbow fracture’, ‘compartment syndrome’,...

Paediatric tricyclic antidepressant overdose

At 23:05 pm, a 911 call was placed from a private residence requesting an ambulance for a possible overdose. An advanced life support (ALS) unit was dispatched at 23:06 pm as an urgent request and...

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