Simply put, the three days of the SMACC 2013 conference were greatest three days of my professional life. I can’t believe it happened, and I can hardly believe it is over. If, five years ago, you had told me that writing a few case-based Q&As on Toxicology topics and a few posts on William Osler […]
LITFL Blog Archive
Congratulations to David Anderson, the winner of the PK SMACC-talk competition with his 400 second long talk on the history of prehospital and retrieval medicine.
Eight Q-and-As to separate the (wo)men from the amoebae on EBmedicine’s Feb 2011 review: An Evidence-Based Review Of Pediatric Pneumonia In The ED.
Scott Weingart of EMCrit opens SMACC by telling us about ‘The Essence of Critical Care’.
There have been some great ‘hands only’ CPR campaigns in the past year or so, with Vinnie Jones from the UK and Ken Jeong from the USA using disco to save lives. These were both a step forward from previous attempts at making CPR ‘sexy’. However, the Canadians have gone really WTF (weird, transcedent, funtabulous?) […]
The issue of prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) has been debated extensively on the high altitude walking tracks around the world and also in the literature
PK SMACC-talks are turning into the FOAM equivalent of the Ginsu steak knife — there’s always more! First up, Colin Parker (@empemorg) of the original paediatric emergency medicine podcast empem.org — and one of my buddies and teachers from back in Perth — reduces the terror of paediatric emergency medicine to 400 seconds of clarity […]
Although SMACC is less than a month away now, we’re loving the PKs so much that we’re leaving the door open for more submissions until the latest possible moment
Joe Lex, Scott Weingart, Simon Carley, Minh Le Cong, Oli Flower, Mike Cadogan and Chris Nickson talk with the SMACC audience about FOAM… for nearly 2 hours!!!
The latest buzz word in the medical blogosphere is ‘overdiagnosis‘. This iatrogenic neologism is increasingly being seen as a significant threat to human health. Overdiagnosis is the diagnosis of “disease” that will never cause symptoms or death during a patient’s lifetime. Evidence is mounting that medicine is potentially harming healthy people through ever earlier detection and […]