Military Providers, TCCC Certification, and the Use of Surgical Cricothyroidotomy

Research Paper Title Prehospital Battlefield Casualty Intervention Decision Cognitive Study. Background Airway compromise is the third most common cause of preventable battlefield death. Surgical cricothyroidotomy (SC) is recommended by Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) guidelines when basic airway manoeuvres fail. This is a descriptive analysis of the decision-making process of prehospital emergency providers to perform… Read More

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Appreciate Each Breath…

“‘Catch your breath quickly now, while you may,’ he stated. ‘Breath is the least appreciated gift of the gods. None sing hymns to it, praising the good air, breathed by king and beggar, master and dog alike. But, oh to be without it! Appreciate each breath, Rild, as though it were your last – for… Read More

Airway Injury during High-level Exercise: Any Danger?

Research Paper Title Airway Injury during High-level Exercise. Abstract Airway epithelial cells act as a physical barrier against environmental toxins and injury, and modulate inflammation and the immune response. As such, maintenance of their integrity is critical. Evidence is accumulating to suggest that exercise can cause injury to the airway epithelium. This seems the case… Read More