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Macgyver Medicine

So you’re out there somewhere and you really want to do a thing you think might help but you don’t have your standard kit. Can you adopt the lessons of Richard Dean Anderson and improvise? Mel Brown has you covered. Okay, so I am guessing from the title of this post you have a good idea […]

via MacGyver Medicine — The Collective

Not Surviving Sedation :Guess what they chose?

Victorian prehospital chemical restraint 2017 update

It’s time for another post on everyone’s favourite drug: ketamine! Hooray! Ok, so this is not entirely about ketamine, but ketamine does come into it. AV paramedics have recently received training to administer IM ketamine to agitated patients as part of a greater focus on paramedic safety when managing these situations(MICA paramedics have had ketamine for […]

via Just Kalm Down! — AmboFOAM

Editors note : I find it surprising given the Australian research published on acute behavioural disturbance and updated guidelines in Queensland and NSW recently, that droperidol is not included in these latest Victorian Ambulance protocols. Why it has not replaced midazolam given its superior safety profile in the research, is baffling. And when its written that mild – moderate agitation can be managed with “a little midazolam”, I would suggest an oral agent is likely just as effective in this situation than a needle.


Life on an Outback Cattle station

I was thinking the other day what a very unique way of life we lead up here on an outback cattle station. You see, back in 2001, when I first came up to work in the NT I used to think everyone would love this sort of lifestyle. Why on earth wouldn’t you want to…

via Life on an Outback Cattle Station – A Unique Lifestyle — Miss Chardy


SALAD 2.0 with Master DuCanto

DL superior to VL on a glacier!

Outback aeromedical marathon mission!

Miss chardys guide to station cooking part-6-dinner-20-beef-dishes

Now onto the main event. Dinner. The crew have been hard at it all day long and now they are ready for a good hearty meal. Remember, they are growing boys and girls and need feeding well. Beware, the skinniest little Jackaroo may well be your biggest eater. Not sure what the hell I am…

via Miss Chardy’s Guide to Station Cooking – Part 6 – Dinner {20 Beef Dishes} — Miss Chardy

Danger, Breakdown ahead

This is the final post of three I’ve been writing about my breakdown at work. The other two, When the Plates Came Crashing Down and The Joy of a Broken Toy, covered how my breakdown felt and the process of getting back to work but this blog will cover how I felt leading up to […]

via Danger, Breakdown Ahead! — Broken Toy

Ketamine without the K Hole

Flight Nurse Fleur from Mount Isa


Routine Video Laryngoscopy Use in the ICU Technologically Tempting, but Where’s the Evidence?

2017 ATACC course cricothyroidotomy simulation!