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Tom Mallinson


Anything from BLS to ALS. Including pre-hospital care and trauma management.

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>7 years working in pre-hospital and in-hospital care. Special interest in Wilderness Medicine.


Journal of Paramedic Practice, International Paramedic Practice, The Clinical Teacher, Nurse Educator, Nursing Standard, Focus on First Aid, Scouting Magazine,


BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science, IHCD Paramedic, Emergency Driving, CBRN (Decontamination Team) Provider,

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Lazarus Syndrome - Occurs when a patient suffers a cardiac arrest and is declared dead after CPR, only to revive later without assistance. This is possibly due to the raised intrathoracic pressure occuring during CPR reducing blood flow back to the heart. Without CPR, blood rushes back to the heart, leading to cardiac output.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Compression Only CPR should be taught as the Gold Standard to everyone who can't secure an airway.

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