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
Sir William Osler was a man of not inconsiderable talent. A pathologist and clinician. A professor successively at McGill University, the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University and Oxford University. Historian and bibliographer of medicine. A naturalist, microscopist, proponent of comparative physiology…and a veterinarian The incessant concentration of thought upon one subject, however interesting, tethers […]
Medicine, mindfulness, movement, mental (ill)health and creativity. Guest post: Dr Elizabeth Winson (@DrLemmingo). Liz is a intensive care doctor in Melbourne, Australia.
ECG of a 14yr old female who presents following an episode of palpitations and associated dizziness. Interpret her ECG using the Arruda algorithm
Dislocation of the distal radio-ulna joint (DRUJ) is a rare injury, particularly when it occurs without associated fractures of the distal radius and ulna.
These are my top 10 foreign bodies, found on X-ray. From time to time little things get lost. Whether you are playing billiards naked in the dark; counting money with your tongue; battling with an electric rolling pin; or just ‘slipping’ whilst in the shower….
Today we explore the evolving ‘furuncle’ or boil. A simple enough beast to deal with under normal circumstances – but in the returning traveler…myriad possibilities raise their ugly heads