322 e-Letters

published between 2004 and 2007

  • Consensus on the prehospital approach to burns patient management
    Alison Walker

    Dear Editor

    This consensus paper on the burns patient management in prehospital care1 is an important development in the standardised care of these patients by providers of early emergency care. However, there appear to be a few anomalies in the paper. The authors fail to mention the role of the fire service in the early management of these patients, although several services carry burns first aid equipment and me...

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  • Vasopressin - the continuing evidence.
    Kerstin E Hogg

    Dear Editor

    On the 8th of this month, the large mutlicentre European Resuscitation Council study comparing the effects of adrenaline and vasopressin in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest was published. This was a mutlicentre study conducted between 1999 and 2002 in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Patients with an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest requiring cardiopulmonary resuscitation and intravenous vasopressor the...

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