— David Lyness (@Gas_Craic) March 21, 2016
Posts from the ‘Emergency anaesthesia’ Category
Ultrasound. Is there anything it can’t do? Well, yes. Lots of things although gastric ultrasound is supposed to be one of the things it does do. Andrew Weatherall has a bit on ultrasounds, guts and the real question: when should we worry about aspiration? I’d like to think I’m pretty welcoming of technology. I am […]
Source: Junior doctors in anaesthesia – the canary in the coal mine?
— Chris Edwards (@EMtraveller) December 29, 2015
Kudos to ANZCA for publishing this excellent open access resource on acute pain management . It has a prehospital analgesia chapter that is a must read!
Andrew Weatherall shares a bit on considerations when helping people take pictures right the first time. Anaesthetists spend a lot of time thinking about tweaking the perfect anaesthetic. Thinking and talking. Obsessing over the perfect wakeup, debating how to deliver the perfect neuroanaesthetic or talking up looking after the cardiac kiddies. So why are there things that […]
If you are talking about things which don’t have a huge amount of evidence but need an answer you try to achieve consensus. Here’s a little thing from Andrew Weatherall (@AndyDW_) on a recent animal wrangling publication on paediatric regional anaesthetic hot topics. Creative people can be inspirational. They can be irritating. They can astonish and […]
It was a summer morning. Those where the heat and humidity of the Mediterranean fall you by your back the first thing in the morning.I had an appoinment with him. Antonio, an anaesthetist and ventilation expert but without the prestige of others, although dozens of residents have learned of his mastery. We knew each other and I…
How’s this for thinking outside the box in the approach to the difficult airway!? Difficult airway algorithms and advanced management options for difficult airways mostly concentrate on getting into the trachea. But what happens if getting into the trachea is …
This is the blog post version of a talk given by Andrew Weatherall (@AndyDW_) at the Paediatric Anaesthesia Congress of South Africa, 2015 held in jacaranda-bedazzled Johannesburg. There were no financial disclosures or conflicts of interest to put out there. When I was first given this topic for it read like this: “Anaesthesia for the Patient […]
OK. So we would like there to be more than one way this site interacts with the big wide world of people providing perioperative care (and sometimes just critical care) for kids. So here’s a go at a podcast. Before getting into it, there are some standard “I’m a rookie” podcast apologies to make: This […]