HOT trauma course

DESCRIPTION Open to doctors, nurses, paramedics and allied health professionals of all grades. The multidisciplinary single day is built around a case study of a patient cared for throughout all stages of the trauma pathway. Using a combination of lectures, discussion and skills stations, you will learn the importance of reading the scene to support … More HOT trauma course

CAERvest® for heat stroke

We describe the use of a novel endothermic surface cooling device, CAERvest®, on 3 marthon runners who had rectal temperatures (proxy for core body temperature, CBT) above 40°C. Two recovered rapidly and completely and were discharged home from hospital the same day. The third runner, with a rectal temperature of42.1°C, cooled to 37.5°C within 32 minttes. He required hospital admission for severe heat illness-­‐associated complications but survived. There were no adverse effects from CAERvest use. Mean rates of CBT fall were 0.126°C/min. User acceptability was high, with positive qualitative feedback on ease of use and efficacy. In these patients, CAERvest has reduced CBT rapidly and safely in heatstroke. For the full text click here: Successful out of hospital treatment of heatstroke in 3 marathon runners-2. And for more information from the manufacturer click here:  

Why the marathon feel good factor doesn’t end at the finish line.

Brighton marathon runners are happier and healthier! Click here for pdf version of: HEALTH BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION FOLLOWING MARATHON PARTICIPATION HEALTH BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION FOLLOWING MARATHON PARTICIPATION AUTHORS: E Thornton1, T Snell1, R Galloway2, Y Pitsiladis3, T Scanlon4. 1Brighton and Sussex Medical School, The Audrey Emerton Building, Eastern Road, Brighton. 2 Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust, … More Why the marathon feel good factor doesn’t end at the finish line.

Should marathon runners use medications?

Robert Galloway and his team have looked at what effect even over the counter medications may have on marathon runners. Click here for more information on : Marathon damage MEDICATION USAGE AND THE INCIDENCE OF ADVERSE GASTROINTESTINAL, UROLOGICAL AND NEUROLOGICAL EVENTS IN RUNNERS OF THE BRIGHTON MARATHON T Snell BSc1, Dr RI Galloway MBBS BSc MRCP … More Should marathon runners use medications?

Prehospital ECMO

Lecture Theatre Audrey Emerton Building Royal Sussex County Hospital 5.15 – 6pm refreshments provided from 5pm Ben Singer is currently working as a Consultant in Critical Care, Anaesthesia and ECMO at the Royal Brompton Hospital and also as an emeritus doctor in prehospital care with Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance. His main interests include the role of ECMO in cardiac arrest and resuscitation.