On the 21st November 2016, Melbourne, Australia experienced the world’s largest reported thunderstorm asthma event with over 300 paramedic-assessment cases of asthma or shortness of breath. Many patients only improved after receiving adrenaline. International asthma guidelines do not comment on the most common prehospital treatment of critical life-threatening asthma, IM adrenaline. This presentation will show how the use of our pre-hospital patient care data can change pre-hospital guidelines to benefit all patients
Dr Kate Cantwell is an Intensive Care Paramedic and data analyst with Ambulance Victoria in Melbourne Australia. She has been a paramedic for over 20 years. Kate has a PhD in Public Health and a Master’s degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. When not on road Kate works in the Quality and Patient Experience Department using her data skills to provide evidence to support best care for patients and staff.
Dr Kate Cantwell is an Intensive Care Paramedic and data analyst with Ambulance Victoria in Melbourne Australia.