General Awareness

The core job when you reach for general anaesthesia is to provide a general lack of awareness. So what about when it doesn’t work? The person making the coffee sort of has to make the coffee right. I’m pretty sure newsreaders serve the primary function of reading the words about the news. Near as I… Continue Reading


Just a little prick

Putting a cannula in kids can be… well, an experience. Dr Andrew Weatherall has a collection of tips and tricks that might just be useful. Cannulas. Little people. Not always a match made in heaven. At the joint I work doing kids’ anaesthesia, we often note that they are the great leveller because it […] via… Continue Reading


Reboot kids RSI

Respect for the classics doesn’t mean being stuck with them. Here’s a refresher on why you might not want to do RSI like they used to by Dr Andrew Weatherall. This one is a cross post picked up from the paeds anaesthesia site he chips in on, http://www.songsorstories.com Everything in medicine needs the occasional reboot.… Continue Reading


Paediatric intubation

Another talk from the 'Paediatric Emergencies Intubation Course' just released – Intubation in Special Circumstances https://t.co/ZRuXibcFLn pic.twitter.com/ju4P44BDmr — Chris Flannigan (@PaedEmergencies) May 29, 2017


Filling the Gap — Songs or Stories

Everyone’s got a theory about what to do in the CICO emergency. Unless the CICO situation is all about kids. Andrew Weatherall goes through a recent review on this arising from the kids’ hospital in Melbourne. If you’ve spent a bit of time online you would have noticed a phenomenon that isn’t particular to medical… Continue Reading