Dr. Marta Caviglia from CRIMEDIM and Dr. Riccardo Buson from Doctors with Africa (CUAMM) drop in to discuss the work they did in Sierra Leone to help establish the National Emergency Medical Service (NEMS) and their recent paper published in PDM titled, “The National Emergency Medical Service Role During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Sierra Leone” – doi.org/10.1017/S1049023X20001211.
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.