EEAST attends successful emergency care conference

Ambulance side shot

Our research support services colleagues attended the 18th 999 EMS Research Forum in Newcastle this month (1st March), an event which promotes research and evidence based practice in emergency healthcare.

Forum attendees were treated to a number of presentations by both ambulance and university delegates, including keynote speaker Dr Prabath Nanayakkara, who spoke about the opportunities and challenges for pre-hospital sepsis research. His presentation included an update on the PHANTASi study, which is an evaluation of the pre-hospital administration of ceftriaxone for sepsis patients in the Netherlands, and the new definitions for sepsis.

There were also many impressive posters on display covering all aspects of pre-hospital care, from airway management, stroke care, mental health (including dementia), trauma care, alternative care pathways to good clinical practice education, to name but a few!

EEAST’s poster contributions, which received a lot of interest, were ‘Mental health crisis in the pre-hospital setting’ and ‘Addressing the challenges of paramedic recruitment and engagement in AIRWAYS-2’.

Published 22nd March, 2016

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