Training paramedics in focussed echo in life support – paramedics can learn some new tricks
The PUCA team have published the first results of our study looking at the feasibility and utility of paramedic ultrasound scanning during OHCA. An article in this edition of the European Journal of Emergency Medicine shows our finding that paramedic can be successfully taught to obtain good views using a focussed ultrasound technique, and that these skills and associated technical knowledge are retained over time.
Booth KL, Reed MJ, Brady S, Cranfield KR, Kishen R, Letham K, et al. Training paramedics in focussed echo in life support. European Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015.
The unique health data architecture in Scotland allows data from a range of discrete sources to be linked, enabling a powerful perspective on OHCA.
Minister for Public Health, Aileen Campbell, launched the first year OHCA review on a visit to Beeslack High School in Penicuik.
Dr Nynke Halbesma is an expert in epidemiology, who is joining RRG to analyse linked data pertaining to OHCA in Scotland.
Exploring the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviour of the general public to responding to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
RRG have tea with the Permanent Secretary at Scottish Government in recognition of their OHCA Policy Award success
Paul Gowens, Karen MacNee and David Cline collected the Scottish Government’s Policy Development Award on 7th December for Scotland’s Strategy for OHCA.
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