Daniel Y Ellis

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OBJECTIVE To describe the safety profile of emergency airway management when performed by a prehospital team consisting of a doctor and a paramedic. Success rates, the incidence of difficult airways and the ability of prehospital doctors to determine a difficult airway are reported. METHODS A prospective audit and descriptive study of three Australian(More)
Cricoid pressure is considered an integral part of patient safety in rapid sequence tracheal intubation and emergency airway management. Cricoid pressure is applied to prevent the regurgitation of gastric contents into the pharynx and subsequent aspiration into the pulmonary tree. This review analyzes the published evidence supporting cricoid pressure,(More)
AIM To identify the incidence of intracranial pathology in a population of patients with trauma with an on-scene Glasgow Coma Score (GCS) of 13 or 14, and the proportion that required prehospital intubation and ventilation. METHOD A retrospective review of a prehospital trauma database was carried out over a 12-month period, and 81 patients were reviewed.(More)
OBJECTIVES This is the first study to look at the effects of cricoid pressure/laryngeal manipulation on the laryngeal view and intubation success in the emergency or pre-hospital environment. Cricoid pressure is applied in the hope of reducing the incidence of aspiration. However the technique has never been evaluated in a randomized trial and may adversely(More)
OBJECTIVES To further evaluate the safety profile and efficacy of intramuscular ketamine for procedural sedation during paediatric minor procedures in the emergency department and to ascertain parental satisfaction with the treatment of their children. METHODS A prospective audit of ketamine use in a UK district general hospital involving 89 children(More)
Israel is a small country with a population of around 7 million. The sole EMS provider for Israel is Magen David Adom (MDA) (translated as 'Red Shield of David'). MDA also carries out the functions of a National Society (similar to the Red Cross) and provides all the blood and blood product services for the country. Nationwide, the organisation responds to(More)
BACKGROUND Aeromedical transfer can reduce transfer times for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). Delays in dispatch of the helicopter and landing-reperfusion can reduce the benefits of air travel. The ad hoc nature of these transfers may compound delays. A formal aeromedical transfer service, with rapid dispatch protocols and rapid landing(More)