Vasopressors and Blood


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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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