Five years ago, based on a suggestion by Greg Kelly, we sought out the most extreme parameters clinicians have encountered in looking after their patients. This is the league table we have assembled so far: If you think you have something worthy of addition to this league table, send any evidence of your pathophysiological phenomenon to chris @ … [Read more...] about ‘Going to Extremes’ Redux
This is a guest post on behalf of the EMUGs team Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Groups (EMUGs) is a diverse group of Point-Of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) enthusiasts and advocates who strongly believe that the utilisation of clinician performed POCUS in the Emergency Department improves care, optimises management and saves lives. In just over two years we have organised 15 … [Read more...] about Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Groups (EMUGs)
This post is written by Dr Nicola Cunningham, Senior Forensic Physician at Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine and Emergency Physician at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. Ever wondered what it would be like to work in a field like “CSI”? A term as a Clinical Forensic Medicine Registrar at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VFM) is as close as it gets as a … [Read more...] about Ever wanted to be a Clinical Forensic Medicine Registrar?
Disclosure: I am the Convenor of The Critically Ill Airway Course and designed the programme, skill stations and simulation sessions. We've just finished another 'Critically Ill Airway' course at The Alfred ICU, so now seems a good time to say what it all about. The course targets doctors from all critical care specialties (ICU, EM, anaesthesia, retrieval and remote … [Read more...] about The Critically Ill Airway Course
An excerpt from The Uncertainty of Truth: We live in a world where uncertainty has been eliminated. The publication of the Doctrine of Certitude meant that uncertainty was officially forbidden for the first time in history. The passage of this law rendered the phrases ‘I don't know’, ‘I'm not sure’ and even ‘Huh …’ illegal and punishable by life imprisonment. … [Read more...] about The Uncertainty of Truth