• 35Days
  • 8Hours
  • 27Minutes
  • 25Seconds

8pm GMT+1 / 12pm MST / 13pm CST / 2pm EST /
8pm CET / 3am KL / HK / 6am AEDT

This session is aimed to give you an insight into how pre-hospital care has evolved over the last three decades and is now an integral part in the chain of survival for the critically-injured patient.
Panel Host: Mr Ash Vasireddy


Target audience: medical students, paramedic students, nursing students, paramedics, critical care paramedics, anaesthetists (all grades), intensive care physicians (all grades), orthopaedic surgeons (all grades), trauma surgeons & all surgeons involved in managing the trauma patient (all grades), pre-hospital care doctors (registrars / fellows / consultants), emergency medicine doctors (all grades)

We have applied for 2 CPD points for this session

Case 1:

Male in mid 20s. Motorcyclist struck by a lorry.

  • not breathing
  • very pale
  • not responding

HEMS arrive: airway ok, but very fast and shallow breathing
HR 110-120
BP low systolic 80 very week radial pulse
No obvious external signs of bleeding
Significant tenderness and discomfort in abdomen and pelvic area
GCS is low at approx 10-11 with reasonable motor score

How would you intervene?

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How would you then stabilise this patient's injuries and how would you package him before taking him to hospital? (Select all that apply)

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Case 2:

Elderly patient that’s fallen down 1-2 steps.

Family member called 999 and said patient appeared dead, was not breathing but had a pulse. Ambulance team and air ambulance arrive and assess the patient who breathing but has a HR 150-180. Small scalp laceration. Blood pressure fluctuations very significant 80 systolic to 150 systolic and on occasion 200.

How would you consider managing this patient?

Is administering a pre-hospital anaesthetic the right answer?

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Which hospital would you take the patient to?

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