Talking Research : Extrication, understanding the evidence and how to translate this into practice


Tim Nutbeam and Rob Fenwick join us from the UK to share their research in post collision response and to discuss the translation of this work into practice. The EXIT project spans 9 papers and demonstrates how trial methodology and scientific rigor can be applied to pre-hospital trauma situations and how implementing these findings can have real patient benefits.

Presented by: Tim Nutbeam and Rob Fenwick

Moderated by: Michelle Thomson, Research Committee Member, Australasian College of Paramedicine

Q & A assitance: Marty Nichols, Paramedic Specialist & Associate Director Clinical Practice, NSW Ambulance, and ACPara Board of Directors, Vice Chair and Louise Reynolds, Associate professor of paramedicine, Victoria University and Vice chair, Research Committee


Tim Nutbeam - Tim is a consultant in emergency medicine at Plymouth Hospitals Major Trauma Centre where he has responsibility for Trauma in the ED. Tim is also the lead doctor for the Devon Air Ambulance and honorary Professor of Prehospital Critical Care at the University of Plymouth. Tim leads on the EXIT (Extrication In Trauma) project which is focused on increasing our understanding of and improving the evidence base for post-collision care. Over the last eight years Tim and the EXIT team have focused on identifying and where possible filling knowledge gaps in relation to extrication following a motor collision and working with stakeholders to translate this new evidence into clinical and operational practice.

Rob Fenwick - Rob Fenwick is a consultant nurse working in the emergency department at Wrexham Maelor Hospital in North Wales, UK. He has a background in emergency and prehospital care and a keen interest in immobilisation, extrication as well as evidenced based medicine. In his spare time he can be found co-hosting The Resus Room podcast.

Learning Objectives:

• Evidence & consensus-based extrication techniques

• Injuries associated with entrapment

• Patients experience of entrapment

• What is known from biomechanical analysis

• Translation of evidence into practice

Target Audience: Prehospital clinicians and managers and anyone with an interest in research.

Presented by Tim Nutbeam and Rob Fenwick



102 minutes
11th Nov 2022
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