aka ECG Interpretation Made Easy One day, in a town not too far from here, the ICU registrar (you) is admitting a 60 year old male, who has just been brought into the emergency department with profound weakness, and needed to be intubated for respiratory failure. They were struggling in the ER, all resuscitation bays […]
Does your mind go blank at a code? “Whenever I turn up to a MET call, all I do is rule out six things.” – the six true emergencies
Are you curious about what motivates us? Money? Think again. Watch this YouTube video by RSAnimate and Dan Pink on Motivation, and you might be surprised.
The Ballad of Eric’s Prostate starts with an unusual finding hidden inside a patient’s jocks…
“VT or not VT? That is the question…” you muse. Then your patient Bill says “A shock, a shock, my kingdom for a shock”…
Emergency Medicine Critical Care (EMCC) is a brand new monthly publication by EB Medicine, the same folk that bring the monthly updates Emergency Medicine Practice (EMP) and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice (PEMP). If you haven’t had a chance to look over their reviews, then you are missing out on a great little study aid and […]
A 20 year-old female had a polypharmacy overdose 36 hours ago. She has had symptoms of GI upset (nausea and vomiting), some anxiety and mild confusion. Her life is in your hands…
Post-cardiac arrest syndrome (aka post-resuscitation syndrome). Occurs after return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) following cardiorespiratory arrest and involves multiple systems
Reflects a state of whole-body ischaemia and subsequent reperfusion
A patient is day 1 post-laparotomy. his abdomen feels tight and his urine output has dropped off… Can you save the day in this gastrointestinal gutwrencher?
What if someone told you this: Fluid boluses significantly increased 48-hour mortality in critically ill children with impaired perfusion”