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Rotor Wash

Jun 17, 2019

Today we have the pleasure of talking to Dr. Phil Nawrocki and Dr. Matt Poremba of Alleghany LifeFlight in western Pennsylvania. Dr. Nawrocki is the lead author on a recently released study on the use of push dose epinephrine with their flight team. We get a chance to discusses what they found during the study, why they chose epinephrine and how they encourage their crews to employ it push dose Epi.

Additionally get a chance to discussed LifeFlight’s  use of whole blood as a follow up to Dr. Poremba’s #CampECHO talk which was recently released here on the Rotor Wash Podcast (

Articles discussed in the episode:

Philip Stuart Nawrocki, Matthew Poremba & Benjamin James Lawner (2019) Push Dose Epinephrine Use in the Management of Hypotension During Critical Care Transport, Prehospital Emergency Care, DOI: 10.1080/10903127.2019.1588443

Francis Xavier Guyette, Christian Martin-Gill, Gabriela Galli, Neal McQuaid & Jonathan Elmer (2019) Bolus Dose Epinephrine Improves Blood Pressure but is Associated with Increased Mortality in Critical Care Transport, Prehospital Emergency Care, DOI: 10.1080/10903127.2019.1593564


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