Around the world, clinicians of every variety (doctors, paramedics, nurses, PAs, NPs, respiratory therapists and more) are pushing the limits emergency medicine and critical care. From the jungles of the South Pacific, to the mountains of Nepal, our colleagues are projecting medical care to very austere and non-permissive environments. From the deserts of Africa to the subways of Paris, resuscitation-minded clinicians are pushing the limits of new techniques and technologies to provide maximally aggressive care.
Well…we want to hear about. We are accepting submissions for a new an EMCrit series titled “Critical Care Out There” where we discuss challenging out-of-hospital critical care/resuscitation cases and share lessons learned. To help us out, we have assembled an amazing grew of prehospital and retrieval critical care experts to help format and edit submissions to best distill the cases down to critical learning points.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your submissions to be posted on EMCrit. In particular, we are looking for novel techniques, tools, or technologies applied to the prehospital world. Also, unique or logistically challenging retrievals. Please keep it relatively brief (less than 1,200 words) and use the following format:
- Contact information (name, organization, email, phone number, twitter handle)
- What happened?
- What was particularly challenging or unique about the case?
- What were the key lessons learned by you and your team?
- Additional comments
Also please keep in mind that we respect patient and family privacy. Please sanitize case information so as to not include any identifying details. Likewise, we welcome pictures, but any patient photos require the express permission of the individuals.