OVERVIEW VAPOURS is a mnemonic that can be used to ensure that life threats during the emergency peri-intubation period are addressed (a Levitanism, but with anglicised spelling!) In emergency situations, although A for airway comes at the start of the alphabet (ABC approach), definitive management does not necessarily need to be instituted immediately The ABC (or … [Read more...] about Peri-intubation life threats
This is a guest post by Dr Mya Cubitt (@MyaCubitt), an emergency physician in Melbourne, Australia. This post reflects her own opinions, which are unrelated to the organisations she is affiliated with. Mya thanks Michelle Johnston and Shahina Braganza for their help in preparing this post. One sunny day when my daughter was three years old, after a busy day at kindergarten, we … [Read more...] about Civility and compassion in the playground and the hospital
This is a guest post by Cliff Reid (@cliffreid). Cliff is an emergency physician and prehospital/ retrieval physician with Sydney HEMS. He is the creator of Resus.ME, and co-creator of the RAGE podcast and the Resuscitology course. Chris Nickson (LITFL co-editor) collaborates with Cliff on the RAGE podcast and the Resuscitology projects. You don’t need to go to conferences … [Read more...] about Resuscitology: learning, connection, and positive change
This is a guest post by Diane Kelly, Intensivist and Educator at Epworth Healthcare, Melbourne. The Critical Care Collaborative is a one-day conference with contemporary updates in Critical Care, delivered by entertaining engaging speakers, aimed at Intensive Care Registrars and Nurses.... why spend time searching for information when someone can just tell you about it? This … [Read more...] about Come to Critical Care Collaborative 2018!
This is a guest post by Dr Michelle Withers (@desertoak), emergency physician at Alice Springs Hospital On February 12th, 2018, a new and completely unique service went live in Alice Springs – the Medical Retrieval and Consultation Centre (MRaCC). The Central Australian Retrieval service has been operating from the Alice Springs Hospital in conjunction with RFDS in various … [Read more...] about MRaCC Alice Springs – a retrieval experience like no other!