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Lieutenant Colonel Ross Moy (Twitter: @ross_moy) is a consultant in Emergency and Pre-Hospital Medicine in the British Army. During training he undertook Fellowships in Critical Care, Aeromedical Retrieval and Pre-Hospital medicine. He has deployed overseas several times, including operational tours of Iraq and Afghanistan. He is now an EM Consulta…
 
PHEM Feedback is a project which assists ambulance and air ambulance staff with patient follow up. I was lucky enough to catch up with two of the minds behind the project – Sinead Keane and Dr Gio Cracolici – about its origins, how it works, and how it helps with clinician's learning and patient outcomes. Check it out! -- Silas. References PHEM Fee…
 
A bit later than usual but better late than never, right?! This episode contains the second half of my conversation with consultant midwife Dawn Kerslake about maternity emergencies in prehospital care. We discussed ante- and postpartum haemorrhage, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. As always, please get in touch with any feedback and feel free to leave…
 
Dawn is back! In this episode I was pleased to speak to Dawn Kerslake again, consultant midwife at South East Coast Ambulance Service, about the normal birth and some of the potential maternity emergencies that may occur in the prehospital environment. Hopefully you've heard the episode on maternity emergencies by The Resus Room (if not, I highly r…
 
Hello again! Welcome to part 2 of my discussion with chief paramedic officer Justin Thomas. In this episode we discussed RSI, research, Justin's journey to becoming a PhD student, and how to move to South Africa as a paramedic. Enjoy! -- Silas References Health Professions Council of South Africa (2018). ‘Clinical Practice Guidelines’. [Online]. Un…
 
Hello 2021! We're back with season two of The Prehospital Podcast and to kick it off I spoke to Justin Thomas, Chief Paramedic Officer in Saudi Arabia and PhD student. We had a really interesting chat (I think so anyway...) about paramedic education in South Africa, paramedic practice in Saudi Arabia, the ethics of prehospital decision making, and …
 
Hello again! Here is the second half of my conversation with Dr Joanna Poole about the intricacies of ventilation. We had a really interesting discussion about physiology, pathophysiology, hyperventilation, tension disease, and loads more. Let me know your thoughts, enjoy! -- Silas References Lung volumes and capacities (MedBullets, 2019): Tension …
 
Hello! Sorry for the delay on this one but its here! In this episode, I spoke with Dr Joanna Poole about the intricacies of ventilation. We had a really interesting discussion about physiology, pathophysiology, hyperventilation, tension disease, and loads more! In fact, we discussed so much I've split it into two parts. So hopefully you find it as …
 
Happy October friends! In this episode I spoke to Lance Gray, paramedic and all round good guy, about his move from Australia and time as a critical care outreach practitioner. It was really interesting to hear Lance's experience of working as a paramedic in-hospital, as well as what it was like to be on the 'frontline' with the early COVID-19 pand…
 
Sorry for the delay friends, but I'm sure it was worth the wait (hopefully)... This time round I spoke with Jace Mullen, paramedic and all round great guy based in Colorado, Denver. We intended to discuss the differences between UK and USA practice but ended up chatting more about the similarities! Topics included EMS roles, education and training,…
 
Aaaaand we're back! In this episode I was excited to speak to Dawn Kerslake, one of just two ambulance service consultant midwives in the country. We had a really interesting discussion about physiological births, complications, Dawn's experiences, and baby loss. Despite extra training, maternity cases are still stressful for me and so I found the …
 
Hello friends! Sorry for the delay on this one, I needed a bit of a break after the COVID episode... But I'm back, and in this episode I had a chat with my mate Andy about the mysterious world of HART. We discussed the genesis of HART, their additional capabilities, tips for effective teamwork at incidents, and how paramedics can get involved if th…
 
Episode three already! And a bit of a longer one this time... In a bit of a one-off, I got in touch with Ben Paul, student Critical Care Paramedic and Senior Lecturer, about COVID-19 in pre-hospital critical care. You're probably sick of hearing about it, but on the off-chance you're not we put together this episode to try and provide some clarity …
 
We're back! Thank you all so much for listening, and for your kind feedback. Its really encouraging to see so much engagement and I'm looking forward to sharing some more meaningful conversations with you in the future. In part two of my discussion with Critical Care Paramedic Scott Hardy, we spoke about the management of foreign body airway obstru…
 
Where better to start than with airway management? In this episode I speak to Scott Hardy. Scott is a Critical Care Paramedic and medical educator with over ten years experience in the speciality. He has a professional interest in airway management and teaches on the Difficult Airway Course. We actually ended up chatting for a bit longer than expec…
 
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