In October 2020, ACP was pleased to deliver our first fully online and interactive paramedic conference. The conference attracted over 1100 attendees, 60 speakers and 36 sessions.
Presented by: Graham McClelland
This presentation describes the SATIATED2 study completed in North East Ambulance Service (UK) which explored the impact of Suction Assisted Laryngoscopy and Airway Decontamination (SALAD) training on paramedics’ ability to intubate a severely soiled airway. The study was completed August to December 2019 and involved 102 paramedics. Participants attempted to intubate an airway trainer which had been modified so it vomited continuously, were then trained on SALAD and then attempted to intubate the airway trainer again.
Biography: Graham McClelland is currently undertaking a post-doctoral research fellowship at Newcastle University supported by The Stroke Association. He joined North East Ambulance Service in 2003 and moved into research in 2011 working on the Head Injury Transportation Straight to Neurosurgery (HITS-NS) trial in what he thought would be a short secondment. He completed a National Institute for Health Research Clinical Academic Training fellowship and a Masters in Clinical Research with Newcastle University in 2014. In 2018 Graham submitted his PhD at Newcastle University Institute of Neuroscience focussing on pre-hospital identification of stroke mimics. He is a member of the College of Paramedics Research committee and editor of the British Paramedic Journal.