Implementation of tranexamic acid for bleeding trauma patients: a longitudinal and cross-sectional study

Objective

To describe the use of tranexamic acid (TXA) in trauma care in England and Wales since the Clinical Randomization of an Antifibrinolytic in Significant Hemorrhage (CRASH-2) trial results were published in 2010.

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Compliance with hand hygiene in emergency medical services: an international observational study

Introduction

Healthcare-associated infection caused by insufficient hygiene is associated with mortality, economic burden, and suffering for the patient. Emergency medical service (EMS) providers encounter many patients in different surroundings and are thus at risk of posing a source of microbial transmission. Hand hygiene (HH), a proven infection control intervention, has rarely been studied in the EMS.

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A Randomized Trial of Epinephrine in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Background

Concern about the use of epinephrine as a treatment for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest led the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation to call for a placebo-controlled trial to determine whether the use of epinephrine is safe and effective in such patients. Continue reading “A Randomized Trial of Epinephrine in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest”