ARDSnet Ventilation Strategy: Note that the definitions below have recently been revised – however they are included here as they were used in the ARDSNet trial.
Cliff Reid, Geoff Healy, and Chris Nickson discuss a fictionalised case from the Resuscitology course: “Oncology Patient in Resus”, including airway management and failure of video laryngoscopy, and the challenges of resuscitation in the context of potentially terminal illness.
The Clinician Educator Unconference will take place on Sunday 13 October 2019 at the Centre for Health Innovation at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.
A quick update on the upcoming Resuscitology courses in Sydney and Melbourne in 2019.
It’s Friday the 13th LITFLers… so of course this week’s FFFF will test your knowledge on all types of fearfulness related to this inauspicious date.
After checking the patient’s observations and refitting his oxygen mask, the nurse heard the patient ask: “Are my testicles black?” The nurse raised his eyebrows, then spoke in his Scottish brogue, “I’ll check if you like”. The nurse lifted up the bed sheets, poked around for a bit, then declared,”no, they’re not black”, as he […]
Debbie Chalmers implores us to look for signs of physician burnout in ourselves and in others, to build resilience and focus on well being and to ‘speak up’.
A footballer has sustained an injury. The game can’t restart until the injured player has left the pitch. There is a perfectly good stretcher and two fit and healthy stretcher-bearers. The injured man is only two meters from the sideline.
John Snow (1813-1858) was one of the first anaesthetists – he even chloroformed Queen Victoria! – but today he is famous for his investigation of the 1854 Broad Street cholera outbreak in Soho, London. By mapping the cases of cholera he was able to link transmission of the illness to contaminated water consumed from the […]
Referring Patients to an admitting team from the emergency department. This is a crucial part of the job of an emergency doctor, yet formal training on this skill is almost non-existent.