Dr Chris 'PrecordialThump' Nickson

An oslerphile emergency physician and intensivist suffering from a bad case of knowledge dipsosis. Key areas of interest include: the ED-ICU interface, toxicology, simulation and the free open-access meducation (FOAM) revolution. + Chris Nickson

Mini-Sims for Critical Care


LITFL reviews ‘Mini-Sims for Critical Care’, a book by Corke, Simpson & Samuel with “80 user-friendly, easy-to assemble scenarios for medical simulation”.

Know your Weapons!


By entering the ‘Equipment Videos Online’ (EVO) competition you stand the chance of winning a free ticket to SMACC Chicago every month!

Kids and Cutting to Air

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Dr Mike Cameron shares the learning points from his first surgical cricothyroidotomy, performed during a paediatric cardiac arrest in the 1980s.

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A brief overview of what is new, and what has been significantly revised, in the Critical Care Compendium.