CCC Critical Care compendium 340
Exercise Associated Hyponatraemia

A recent coroner’s finding about the death of a Tasmanian bushwalker has reinforced the need for awareness of Exercise Associated Hyponatraemia, particularly in those participating in prolonged exercise and ultra-endurance events.   What is EAH? What causes EAH? Exercise associated…

FOAM-LITFL-FOAMed FOAM 340 Conversation
FOAM, a deontological ethos
Michael Jasumback, arch-Devil's Advocate of FOAM, is back. He sent us this essay, in pure violation of the recommendation not to drink and write, and it would be remiss of it not to share it with the world.
Accessing The Axillary Vein
The Axillary Vein (AXV) has compelling advantages over other access sites for Central Venous Access Device (CVAD) insertion (namely the Internal Jugular Vein (IJV), Subclavian Vein (SCV) and the Femoral Vein).
The End is just the Beginning…

Unbelievably, smaccGOLD has come and gone. Thankfully, the end is just the beginning… Many thanks to all who made it happen: the organisers, the people behind the scenes, the speakers and, most of all, all of you who came from…

First Do No Harm

As I’ve become balder and more grey, I have come to think about the health system as much as the delivery of acute care.  This is another advantage of FOAMed.  It allows you to broaden your horizons and still stay…

arcanum veritas LITFL 340
Death by Black Hole
As an emergency doctor it is important to be aware of myriad ways of meeting one's maker. 'Death by Black Hole' - a process that results in 'spaghettification'