SMACCtastic PK talks!

The first crop of PK SMACC-talks have been uploaded to the SMACC website.

I’m blown away by how good they are. Well done to all those that have taken part so far for providing such fabulous contributions to FOAM.

The talks are uniformly excellent, engaging and edutaining. The 400 second format with 20 slides of 20 seconds each makes for a punchy, high impact and high yield presentation.  Those of you thinking about submitting a PK SMACC-talk, get it in here ASAP as the deadline is approaching and there are 3 iPad minis to be won (I’m hoping the deadline will be extended, but there’s no guarantee…).

Here are the entries so far, in no particular order:

John MacKenzie gets all procedural in his great talk on Chest Decompression featuring the different approaches the EMCC doc needs to know:

Valerio Pisano Brasco (website: www.edgeem.blogspot.it) submitted a talk imaginatively titled Everybody has a nose (The Intranasal way) on the undervalued intranasal route of drug administration in emergency medicine (complete with truly awesome Italian accent!):

A great team effort from a bunch of British docs in Broome, James Wright, Laura Smith and Laura Castle. In Snakebite: What would Samuel do? they tackle Aussie snakebite in a practical and enlightening way that is ideal for junior doctors and those new to the sunburnt land.

Utah-base Kiwi EM doc Rob Bryant has a must see talk for anyone contemplating the intubation of a child. It’s called Pediatric Preoxygenation & DSI — Kids are not little adults, they are worse. Turn up for the volume for this one, because although a Kiwi (and therefore perfect in every other way) Rob is by his own admission a little computarded and recorded the sound a little on the quiet side.

Tamara Hills takes on Newborn Resuscitation with a slick, succinct and personal view of the approach to one of the ultimate emergency scenarios:

And last, but never least, the keenest man in FOAM, remote retrieval doc extraordinaire Minh Le Cong presents MacGyver Noninvasive Capnography with Adam Pritchard:

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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