In preparation for #IETMC13 the International Faculty Development teaching course - the #MeduBrawl has begun. The post Teach, fight, tweet… appeared first on Life in the Fast Lane medical education blog.
The LITFL Review is your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peaks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. The post The LITFL Review 104 appeared first on Life in the Fast Lane medical education blog.
Cliff Reid's superb talk 'Making Things Happen' is now available on the SMACC podcast and the video and supporting resources are on Resus.ME. Learn to lead a resus like a legend!The post Making Things Happen appeared first on Life in the Fast Lane medical education blog.
The talks from SMACC 2013 – the best critical conference ever (so far) – are being made available. Here’s my talk on Making Things Happen. Video: An audio only version is available here: References from the talk and the slide set are available here For more SMACC talks susbscribe via iTunes or keep an eye [...]
The noxious stimulus of laryngoscopy & tracheal intubation can precipitate hypertension, tachycardia, and intracranial pressure elevation, risking exacerbation of brain injury or haemorrhage. Physicians from an English Helicopter Emergency Medical Service examined the response of heart rate and blood pressure to prehospital rapid sequence intubation (RSI […]
I had some fun today getting intubated. We used the Ambu aScope 2 and the Greater Sydney Area HEMS equipment and approach to airway management. I didn’t receive an antisialogogue or any analgesia or sedation. The big learning point for me was how hard it was to anaesthetise the posterior part of my nasal cavity [...]
The case. It’s 9 o’clock at night. You are asked to review a 45 year old male on the ward for uncontrolled pain. He has a history of Crohn’s disease and is 24 hours post-laparotomy for small bowel resection & stoma formation. He is nil by mouth… His current pain regime includes; Paracetamol 1g q6h [...]
The case. 64 year old female who is day 1 post elective left total-knee replacement. She has a past medical history of osteoarthritis, bipolar disorder and depression for which she takes quetiapine, lithium and paracetamol. You are asked to see her on the ward for optimization of her pain management with a concern that she “just [...]
A 24 year old male rugby player presents to your ED with a severely painful, swollen left hand which occurred during a tackle and subsequent ruck. These are his x-rays…. What about the lateral ?? What's going on here ?? Carpometacarpal Dislocation The Anatomy... The carpometacarpal (CMC) joints form the base of the metacarpal [...]
About Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine
What is PHARM? Its the area of clinical medicine involved with the assessment and stabilisation of acutely ill or injured patients in the prehospital setting, who require transport to definitive care. It requires a wide range of skills and knowledge including emergency medicine, paramedicine, critical care and aeromedicine. The working environments span the entire range of those on our planet and challenges placed on prehospital providers are both demanding, mentally and physically. There is no backup, you are the backup and what you bring with you is all you have. We who work in the area and face these challenges in hostile and austere settings choose to, with the belief that a patient's location should not dictate the level of emergency care they deserve and we can provide. This is the discipline.