Prehospital care

Prehospital end-tidal carbon dioxide measurement

The most common method of measuring EtCO2 in clinical practice is the infrared analyser. Rays from a source of infrared light are passed through a sample of gas as a detector analyses the degree of...

Comparison of prehospital stroke care at private homes and residential care settings

This study aimed to describe the ambulance care of adults with suspected stroke according to residential status of any type of care home versus a private address (i.e. patients living in their own...

Perceptions and experiences of mental health support for ambulance employees

This study was designed to meet five objectives, the first of which was to investigate work-related stressful events and how they relate to staff characteristics, such as job role and gender, and...

Respecting an autonomous decision to refuse life-saving treatment: a case study

‘in which autonomous patients are choosers who act intentionally, with understanding, and without controlling influences that determine their actions’. .

The London Bridge attack: managing multiple victims of penetrating trauma

Broadly speaking, the approach to major incidents involving significant casualty numbers has not changed in many decades. The process involves emergency staff arriving first on the scene to gain a...

Aspects of military prehospital care

The nature of wounds sustained in modern military conflict is substantially different from those seen in civilian practice. Extremity wounds predominate (Owens et al, 2007; Owens et al, 2008) and the...

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