WADEM was joined by Priya Jain, Forhad Akhter, Dr. Robert De Lorenzo, and Dr. Lyle Hood (photos arranged clockwise) to discuss their recent article from Prehospital and Disaster Medicine titled, “Airway Clearance Using Suction Devices in Prehospital Combat Casualty Care: A Systematic Review.”
Topics discussed in the podcast include the limited use of suction devices by combat medics in the field, the current state of portable suction units, innovation in the airway management space, and how improvements in portable suction devices could be beneficial in military and civilian settings.
The October issue (Volume 35, Issue 5) of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine (PDM) is now available through Cambridge Core. The current issue features a guest editorial by Dr. Frederick “Skip” Burkle describing the deteriorating situation of our colleague Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali. Dr. Djalali been imprisoned in Iran since 2016 and is now sentenced to death without due process to allow him to defend himself.
Also included in the October issue are articles examining spinal motion restriction in a low resource setting, the development of a layperson first responder program in Chad, health impacts of volcanic activity in Oceania, veterinary care in large animal shelters during disasters, and much more!
WADEM members have unlimited access to every issue of PDM through Cambridge Core. Click on the “Latest Issue” tab to view 35:5. Check back often for the most recent content in disaster and emergency health care!
WADEM’s 2nd edition of its Virtual Journal Club features none other than PDM’s own Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Sam Stratton, presenting an overview and analysis of the following article:
“Impact of Dispatcher-Assisted Bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation with Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis” – https://doi.org/10.1017/S1049023X20000588
This article was published in the August 2020 issue of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine and is available to read at the following link – https://bit.ly/wadem-vjc-2.