The next ANZICS Safety & Quality Conference is coming... This year's ANZICS Safety & Quality Conference will take place from 30 - 31 July 2018 in Melbourne. Australia and New Zealand have been world leaders in the conception and promulgation of the Rapid Response System (RRS) model of care. An impressive scientific program has been developed which will explore … [Read more...] about ANZICS Safety & Quality Conference 2018 and Feedback in the Workplace
"All of us have our own burdens, names chiselled on our hearts. We carry their bodies in silence. We carry them alone, refusing to cry. We hold them close, and keep the living at arm’s length. We shouldn’t carry these bodies alone--just as no one should ever die alone. “Lay us down,” they would tell us. Breathe deep. Hear them whisper. They want us to carry them home—carry … [Read more...] about Those we carry
In specialist centres, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a now a mainstay of the management of cardio/respiratory failure refractory to other measures. However, much of the clinical information required to care for ECMO patients at the bedside remains inaccessible to learners. To address this, the creation of a free-to-access educational ECMO blog post is now a … [Read more...] about Everything ECMO!
The astute LITFLer will have already noticed that a new header link titled "PART ONE" has been appearing at the top of every LITFL page for the past few months. Part One is an incredible resource created by Jake Barlow for critical care trainees preparing for their "part one" exams. Jake has successfully knocked off both the CICM (intensive care) and ANZCA (anaesthesia) … [Read more...] about Part One
In 2012, Greg Kelly suggested that LITFL collate the most extreme 'medical extremes'. This is how things currently stand: If you think you have something worthy of addition to this league table, send evidence of the pathophysiological phenomenon to chris @ lifeinthefastlane.com (nothing patient identifiable!), and we will amend the list. … [Read more...] about ‘Going to Extremes’ Hall of Fame