Buckley on Paracetamol: More Than Meets The Eye
Clinical Toxicologist Nicholas Buckley is one of the biggest brains in the business. In his talk at SMACC he showed us how much there is to know about something so seemingly simple in ‘Paracetamol: More than meets the Eye’. This is a really great talk — enjoy!
Buckley’s analysis of liver transplantation in paracetamol hepatotoxicity particularly fascinates me, to the extent that I wrote a detailed CCC entry on Liver Transplantation for Paracetamol Toxicity. and presented it as part of my talk on ‘Toxicological Myths and Half-Truths’ at the CICM ASM in Wellington this year.
Other useful LITFL links include:
- CCC — Acute Paracetamol Toxicity
- Toxicology Conundrum 001 — Paracetamol… Too much, too often?
- Toxicology Conundrum 051 — Paracetamol-induced hepatotoxicity
Oh, and be sure you know the Australasian guidelines, Buckley’s talk goes well beyond this:
- Daly FF et al. A consensus statement from clinical toxicologists consulting to the Australasian poisons information centres. Med J Aust. 2008 Mar 3;188(5):296-301 [full text]
Chris is an Intensivist and ECMO specialist at the Alfred ICU in Melbourne. He is also a Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University. He is a co-founder of the Australia and New Zealand Clinician Educator Network (ANZCEN) and is the Lead for the ANZCEN Clinician Educator Incubator programme. He is on the Board of Directors for the Intensive Care Foundation and is a First Part Examiner for the College of Intensive Care Medicine. He is an internationally recognised Clinician Educator with a passion for helping clinicians learn and for improving the clinical performance of individuals and collectives.
After finishing his medical degree at the University of Auckland, he continued post-graduate training in New Zealand as well as Australia’s Northern Territory, Perth and Melbourne. He has completed fellowship training in both intensive care medicine and emergency medicine, as well as post-graduate training in biochemistry, clinical toxicology, clinical epidemiology, and health professional education.
He is actively involved in in using translational simulation to improve patient care and the design of processes and systems at Alfred Health. He coordinates the Alfred ICU’s education and simulation programmes and runs the unit’s education website, INTENSIVE. He created the ‘Critically Ill Airway’ course and teaches on numerous courses around the world. He is one of the founders of the FOAM movement (Free Open-Access Medical education) and is co-creator of litfl.com, the RAGE podcast, the Resuscitology course, and the SMACC conference.
His one great achievement is being the father of three amazing children.
On Twitter, he is @precordialthump.
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