I was reading the news, and I saw something incredible. There is, currently, a study underway (November 2016 Maher Editorial) which is looking into whether or not “stay and play” prehospital care changes outcomes compared to “scoop and run”. This reminded me of a talk Sam Galvagno gave which talked about in Vietnam, injured soldiers who were strapped to the outside of helicopters without IVs and endotracheal tubes, were more likely to survive compared to historical controls.
Maureen McCunn connected me to Dr. Zoe Maher, and she agreed to write a short description giving the background for this study. Dr. Zoe Maher completed her surgical residency, as well as, her trauma and critical care fellowship at Temple University. Not only is she invested in training future surgeons, and performing research to improve the care of the traumatically injured, but she is also involved with surgery globally. Her co-author, Dr. Amy Goldberg is the Chair of Surgery, Surgeon-in-Chief and Medical Director of Perioperative Services at Temple.
I am looking forward to reading everyone’s comments about this study.