A quick update on the upcoming Resuscitology courses in Sydney and Melbourne in 2019.
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
'Shock... Do We Know It When We See It?' was a talk by Michelle Johnston at SMACC2013 - you can listen to the audio here and check out the background material and references. Enjoy!
The ACEM fellowship focuses on ARC guidelines for defibrillation. See this post for the current standards of practise and controversies.
The Miller laryngoscope is a straight blade designed to obtain a view of the vocal cords by directly lifting the epiglottis. It has useful application in ‘floppy’ airways making it popular within paediatric anaesthesia
The LITFL team have scoured the web to find the best collection of online instructional videos known to man or woman to help you 'own the chest tube'!
"There is no evidence that giving any anti-arrhythmic drug routinely during a cardiac arrest increases rate of survival discharge. Despite the lack of long-term outcome data, it is reasonable to continue to use anti-arrhythmic drugs on a routine basis." — ARC
Tintinalli Resus multiple choice questions MCQs for ACEM Fellowship
Australian Resuscitation Council Guideline Changes (2006)
The decision to stop CPR should be tailored according to the specifics of the individual case and is based on clinical judgement. The decision is best made by the Team Leader in consultation with other team members
Therapeutic hypothermia (T33°C) after return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) was not found to confer benefit compared to normothermia (T36°C) in the TTM trial