One of my favourite courses to teach on is the 'Bronchoscopy for Critical Care' course. This is run by the Alfred ICU education team, led by my inspirational colleague Professor Dave Pilcher (@IntensiveDave). This course provides a fantastic 'hands on' learning experience covering all the key facets of bronchoscopy in critical care settings. The course is ideal for registrars … [Read more...] about Master the bronchoscope!
Questions You are asked to assist and help in the emergency management of a 69-year-old who presented to your emergency department with massive haemoptysis. a) List six major disease categories that cause massive haemoptysis and give one example of each. b) Outline the emergency management of massive haemoptysis. Answers a) List six major disease categories … [Read more...] about CICM SAQ 2012.1 Q2
It's that time of the month again, when Life in the Fast Lane gets to highlight the most recent article published by EM Critical Care. This months gem of an article is: Dionisio Torres, J. & Radeos, M. (2011). Noninvasive Ventilation: Update on the uses for the Critically Ill Patient. EM Critical Care. Vol 1, No2. Well lets knuckle down and get … [Read more...] about Noninvasive Ventilation and the critically ill
Judging by the flurry of comments on two recent EMCrit posts (OK, about half of them are mine...) Scott '20 inches' Weingart has cracked open a can of pulmonary embolus-shaped worms. First he featured a fascinating intellectual slugfest between himself and the cerebrally top-heavy David Newman --- who you will know as the brilliant ER doc (with help from his friends) behind … [Read more...] about PE: Pain, Puzzles and PERC
aka Pulmonary Puzzle 010 A 13 year-old boy with a history of allergic rhinitis is sent in to the emergency department by his family doctor. Three days previously he was exposed to smoke from a bushfire and has been having difficult breathing since. He has been having sudden exacerbations where his chest and throat feels tight and he feels as though he can’t get any … [Read more...] about Extraordinary Cries