Procedural sedation pearls: Ketamine — Don’t Forget the Bubbles

You can keep staring at the 3 year old’s deep eyebrow laceration, desperate to glue it, but you know it needs to be sutured. Now what? Injured or distressed children present us with difficulties in the emergency department. Children experience a more intense physical and emotional reaction to painful or threatening procedures than adults.… via ProceduralContinue reading “Procedural sedation pearls: Ketamine — Don’t Forget the Bubbles”

Open Letter to Minister of Health, Mrs. Michelle O’Neill MLA, Northern Ireland Executive

Open Letter to Minister of Health, Mrs. Michelle O’Neill MLA, Northern Ireland Executive.(re NI HEMS staffing)https://t.co/iH1YPwvKgz — Mike Abernethy (@FLTDOC1) December 9, 2016 Will there be a physician on NI HEMS?https://t.co/KYUL1A1bXN — Mike Abernethy (@FLTDOC1) December 8, 2016 Tweet to @moneillsf to petition support for John’s dream of an air ambulance for Northern Ireland withContinue reading “Open Letter to Minister of Health, Mrs. Michelle O’Neill MLA, Northern Ireland Executive”

#badEM16: Charmaine Cunningham – The gamble: do I pay or do I stay — #badEM

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… viaContinue reading “#badEM16: Charmaine Cunningham – The gamble: do I pay or do I stay — #badEM”

8. Complexity — patientsafe

Recently a tragic mix up where oxygen tubing was connected to a urinary catheter resulted in the death of ex-Socceroo Steve Herczeg (see here). ‘How can anyone make this mistake?’ Unfortunately events like this occur regularly – we often only here of them via the media – our error report systems lacking transparency (see here). […]Continue reading “8. Complexity — patientsafe”