EMS News

COVID 19

Irish-based firm looks at blood-based alternative to a Covid-19 vaccine

Whether it’s starting from scratch to develop an entirely novel vaccine, or testing the effectiveness of an existing vaccination on Covid-19, healthcare companies across the globe have been working day…

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Covid 19/Education

Free Emergency Medicine e-Learning Course for all medical students

The International Emergency Medicine Education Project (iEM) has been providing free emergency medicine educational resources for medical students since June 2018. Content produced by 175 contributors from 27 countries has…

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Defence & Security

The Sniper – Infantry Weapons Wing Podcast

The Irish Defence Forces Podcast speaks to Sergeant Karl Johnston of the Infantry Weapons Wing on the history, concept and uses of snipers. Karl is a sniper instructor in the…

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COVID 19

Gardaí approach to Covid-19 policing

An Garda Síochána is putting a few challenging years of transformation behind it. But it really is in its approach to policing the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic that it…

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COVID 19

Millstreet Ambulance Brave the Shave

Four Paramedics from Millstreet Ambulance Station in Cork have decided to shave their heads – in the name of charity. The charities chosen by the participants are: Marymount Hospice, Cork…

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COVID 19

What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine

Bill Gates in his monthly blog says humankind has never had a more urgent task than creating broad immunity for coronavirus. One of the questions I get asked the most…

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COVID 19

What is a serological test?

Countries are scrambling to test hundreds of thousands of people to see if they are infected by the coronavirus. That test, which employs a technique called PCR, looks directly for…

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COVID 19

5 Lessons From A Firefighter Life

Frédéric Jacquet is a retired volunteer firefighter based in France who has written about the shared lessons in both digital transformaton and firefighting. A couple of years ago, on top…

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Covid 19/Health

The Comparison Syndrome

Ctrl Alt Delete is hosted by author and broadcaster Emma Gannon where she discussses modern dilemmas such as people’s relationship with the internet and social media. In this episode of her…

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COVID 19

Defence Forces Joint Task Force ‘Fortitude’

The Defence Forces response to supportthe civil authorities and principal response agencies throughout the COVD19 pandemic is co-ordinated by a Joint Task Force named ‘Fortitude’, with a staff of circa…

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Defence & Security

Civil Defence commended for its COVID-19 crisis response

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, T.D, speaking at the Civil Defence HQ, paid tribute to the significant contribution of Civil Defence and its volunteers to the national response to COVID-19. Nationally…

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Covid 19/Research

Remdesivir V Covid-19: New data supports it as a treatment

Rhesus macaques with COVID-19 that were given Gilead Sciences‘ remdesivir on the same infusion schedule as that being tested in human clinical trials saw their symptoms improve, researchers reported. Gilead…

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Covid 19/Advice

Stress Control Online

The first session of the HSE’s Stress Control Online is to be repeated again today at 2pm and 8.30pm. There was great feedback from those who participated in this the…

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Covid 19/Research

What Is R0?: Gauging Contagious Infections

Understanding the possibilities R0 is pronounced “R naught.” It’s a mathematical term that indicates how contagious an infectious disease is. It’s also referred to as the reproduction number. As an…

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Covid 19/Education

Dealing with Serotonin Syndrome

Serotonin syndrome also known as Serotonin Toxicity is a potentially life-threatening drug-induced condition caused by increased serotonergic activity in the brain’s synaptic clefts.* Common drugs that cause Serotonin Syndrome Antidepressants: e.g. SSRI,…

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EMS News

Hellfire extinguished

Under a Super Moon Rathfarnham firefighters tonight extinguished a gorse wildfire at the Hellfire Club. If you’re parking remember we need 24/7 access 👀 It’s dry out there. When you’re…

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Covid 19/Technology

New secure communication portal for GPs from Wellola

A collaboration between the HSE and Irish portal firm Wellola has resulted in the launch of a new secure communication portal for GPs and primary care providers. HSE COVID19 Portal…

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Covid 19/Education

COVID-19 Critical Care: Understanding and Application

Learn to manage critical care patients whilst protecting yourself and your peers Edinburgh University have launched an online course aimed at healthcare staff on supporting the those on the frontline working…

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COVID 19

TRIAGE TRENT LOGISTICS

Triage and treatment tents have become ubiquitous in the current pandemic, improving throughput and keeping infectious but relatively well patients outside of the hospital. Emergency physician Josh Bucher, assistant professor…

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Covid 19/Education

Emergency Prioritisation tools and their effectiveness

In recently published research involving professionals from across the Canadian emergency medical spectrum, they outline their finding on the tools available to prioritise patients. Waiting lists should be managed as…

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