Determine the following three criteria concerning the diagnosis of a spontaneous pneumothorax. Use an inspiratory CXR (PA, or lateral, if PA is normal and suspicion high). Expiratory CXRs are no longer recommended:
There can only be not enough beds…
Epidemiology Stroke is the third commonest cause of death (11%), and the commonest cause of adult disability in western world. 80-85% are ischaemic (thrombotic or embolic) and 15-20% the more lethal haemorrhagic stroke, of which over 50% will die. Active Management Early CT scan Ideally within 1 hour ED arrival, if any of: indications for […]
Prolixity Eponymously Personified in Acronymous Verse Warning: acronyms may easily offend Horn Concerto No.1 in AT major – thanks to Amateur Transplants
A colleague just reminded me of one of my favorite ‘letters’ published in The Courier Mail, Queensland, Australia on May 04 2008. It pertains to the workings of the emergency physician. For more information on emergency medicine and waiting times – read Primum Non Nocere…
It is with great pleasure that I welcome Professor Anthony FT Brown to ‘Life in the Fast Lane’. Prof Brown has kindly agreed to share his evidence based critical care lecture series with the wider medical community through this blog.
The EZ-IO® product system by Vidacare® is basically a small battery-powered device with two beveled, hollow drill-tipped needles specifically designed to provide safe, controlled vascular access via the intraosseous (IO) route to patients of all ages in emergent situations when vascular access is challenging or impossible.
The impact of audio, visual and kinaesthetic learning modalities within a contextual setting is an effective educational ploy for Wenckebach learning