Tag shock
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Intra-aortic Balloon Pump

IABP one of your patients had poor cardiac output after a CABGx4 and required the insertion of an intra-aortic balloon pump, what do you do?
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Shock Hot Case

GENERAL APPROACH Find the shock (is it PROVED?) Pump, rate/ rhythm = Cardiogenic – myocardial, valves, rhythm, pericardium, left and right sided (signs: cool peripherally, shut down, bounding pulse, narrow pulse pressure, inotropes, high CVP, low SvO2, low Q, crackles…

shrouded shock…

the case. 46 year old male is bought into your resuscitation bay by local ambulance following a three metre fall from a work platform onto a horizontal metal railing below.

FALLS protocol…

Below is the main content discussed at an ultrasound workshop I ran this week at the Sydney HEMS Clinical Governance Day.

no place like home…

A 59 year old male undergoes an elective radical prostatectomy. He is previously well, however takes some ‘herbal Chinese medicines’ that he stopped 2 weeks prior to surgery