The ACP International Conference provides an unmatched opportunity for our members to learn from experts and leaders in paramedicine. ACPIC 2021 was delivered as a hybrid conference (online and face to face in the Sunshine Coast, QLD and Hobart, TAS) in November 2021.
Avoiding nitrates during RVMI due to the risk of decreased preload – and subsequent hypotension – is routinely taught to undergraduates. However, the evidence underlying this view is rarely considered. This session describes how a single paper with methodological weaknesses and a sample size of just 40 came to form the dominant narrative for nearly half a century, despite ongoing conflicting evidence. The results of a systematic review into the topic will be presented, and current suggestions for best practice revisited.
Biography: Matt Wilkinson-Stokes
Matt is a paramedic and postgraduate student. In his personal life he is joyfully married and has a beautiful golden retriever puppy called Waffles.
Session moderator: Linda Ross