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PHARM in Review 2013


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Alex Tzannes reviews the latest developments and contention in pre-hospital and retrieval medicine for the past year.

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PHARM in Review 2013

  1. 1. • [slide show of old asnsw pics]
  2. 2. PHARM: the year in review AlexTzannes Sydney HEMS
  3. 3. equipoise | ekwə poiz|ˈ ˌ noun balance of forces or interests: this temporary equipoise of power.
  4. 4. • "Please mark my word. Within no less than 10 years, probably even less than 5 years, any[one] that raises the blood pressure to higher than 3/4 the pre injury level, especially if using crystalloid solutions will be severely criticized...... Also mark this down on this date. The final target for a prehospital or EC measured BP will be that greater than 80 SYSTOLIC will be the level that the QA moral police will cite ..... as causing unnecessary complications, deaths, and costs."
  5. 5. Fluid strategies in trauma •
  6. 6. “During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them have done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.” Bernard M. Baruch 1870-1965