Frank Pantridge (1916 - 2004) was a Northern Irish cardiologist who created pre-hospital coronary care through the invention of the portable defibrillator
Positive End-Expiratory Pressure (PEEP) is the maintenance of positive pressure within the lungs at the end of expiration
5-step COVID - a cognitive aid for the pandemic airway emphasising key consideration in the intubation of COVID19 patients.
Dr Albert Chan shares his findings from simulation testing of the "aerosol box" for the intubation of COVID-19 patients.
Prof Jack Iwashyna on the highly limited role of single ventilator / multiple patient workarounds in the COVID-19 epidemic.
Today I had the opportunity to review a very nicely created Peri-intubation Action Card that was put together in short order by two anesthesiologists from Scope Anesthesia - Dr. Janish Patel and Dr. Kimberly Blasius.
A panel with the chairs of ILCOR discussing their two newest cardiac arrest protocols. Hosted by Scott Weingart.
Adam Rehak provides practical pearls about managing the unexpected difficult airway; emphasising the importance of effective teamwork with the Vortex approach and the DAS guidelines.
Review of the optimal intravenous fluid for different clinical scenarios. Discussion of the evidence and pros and cons of different intravenous fluids.
Who has won the seven year bet on video laryngoscopy versus the old Mac? Let's find out - with a little help from The Terminator.
Review of the latest evidence on Cardiac arrest resuscitation from ILCOR lead Gavin Perkins
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.