This months forums focus was on haemorrhage and the use of blood products in the prehospital environment,
Our second academic forum of the year kick started with 2nd year PCP student Catharine White presenting a case discussion of a hemorrhage patient observed whilst on shift. This moving account was accompanied by on key learning points when managing such a patient.
This was followed by Lead Clinician for the Prehospital Care Programme, Consultant in Emergency Medicine & Prehospital Care at The Royal London Hospital, and Lead Clinician for London's Air Ambulance Dr Ann Weaver. In keeping with the theme of haemorrhage; Dr Weaver talked about the challenges of administering prehospital blood products and the research that is being done to optimise this.