The potential role for IV olanzapine was examined in a post last year. The following conclusions were reached: IV olanzapine appears to be safe. IV olanzapine has equal potency compared to IV droperidol and about twice the potency of IV haloperidol. Olanzapine doesn’t affect QT interval or cause torsade de pointes. Two articles were just…
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Ventilation – a dark art. Difficult to be a master, easy to be average (or terrible)! This is “part 1”, which includes some of the basic (and not very basic) concepts behind ventilation. We recorded over 60 minutes of excellent content with George – we will post more below as soon as it is edited. […]
JANUARY 19-20TH 2017 , BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
Course Director – Dr Richard M. Levitan, MD, FACEP, FAAEM Dr. Richard Levitan an emergency physician, researcher, inventor of the Airway Cam direct laryngoscopy video system and the Levitan FPS optical stylet, and is an internationally recognized expert in the area of emergency airway management. Dr. Levitan has been published widely in leading peer-reviewed journals in the field of emergency medicine and related specialties, and has given over 350 invited lectures on airway management around the world.
— Melody (@peppermint_frog) November 19, 2016
Course Description: This 2 day cadaveric workshop teaches practical, effective skills and strategies for adult and paediatric intubation that promote patient safety and increase provider confidence. The course combines an enormous amount of airway imaging with cadavers that have been specially prepared to have normal tissue turgor (not embalmed). The net effect is truly unique, visual, and hands-on, real tissue experience.
Topics will include: Direct Laryngoscopy Video Laryngoscopy Fiberoptic Intubation Nasotracheal Intubation Paediatric Intubation Surgical Airways Rescue Ventilation Devices such as the Laryngeal Mask Airway
Assisting Faculty : Dr Andrew Brainard of TheSharpEnd and Dr Minh Le Cong of The PHARM (this website!)
The modern application of Bayes’ theorem in Emergency Medicine The post Bayes 2016: A Diagnostic Odyssey appeared first on Intensive Care Network.
Selling assets in order to pay for care so that your child has a chance of survival should not be a decision that a parent is required to make, and yet often it is…. I’m Charmaine and I’m passionate about access to care. For #badEM16 I combined some of my interests, including the system, how…
It’s been a while since we’ve had a tips and tricks post. Having covered things about peripheral cannulation, thoughts on central lines, insights into bag-mask work and pointers for laryngoscope use it seems like time to get the finger on the pulse. Putting in an arterial cannula can be a pretty tricky exercise. There is more […]
I’m Sian and I’m an Emergency Medicine registrar in Cape Town, South Africa. I consider myself the luckiest girl in the world to get to do what I love in our incredible country. Here we have the most diverse patients, the craziest stories, the widest range of pathologies, and more opportunities that you can imagine.…
Disruption, Danger, and Droperidol: Emergency Management of the Agitated Patient — Intensive Care Network
The role of physical and chemical restraints, neuroleptics, benzodiazepines, and ketamine, and the diagnostic and therapeutic priorities for the acute care provider. The post Disruption, Danger, and Droperidol: Emergency Management of the Agitated Patient appeared first on Intensive Care Network.