There have been some great 'hands only' CPR campaigns in the past year or so, with Vinnie Jones from the UK and Ken Jeong from the USA using disco to save lives. These were both a step forward from previous attempts at making CPR 'sexy'. However, the Canadians have gone really WTF (weird, transcedent, funtabulous?) with their 'CPR makes you Undead' … [Read more...] about CPR makes you Undead
We've featured the fantastic public health campaigns from the US and the UK using 'Staying Alive' by the Bee Gees to help get into the CPR rhythm. But does music really help awaken the heart? Gemma Morabito, who is the driving force behind Italian EM blog and website MedEmIt (www.medicinadurgenza.com), sent us this nice little summary of an Antipodean paper that seeks to answer … [Read more...] about Does the heart come alive to the Sound of Music?
Question Critically evaluate the role of Procalcitonin (PCT) as a biomarker in the diagnosis and management of sepsis. Answer [DDET Answer and interpretation] Diagnosis PCT is synthesized physiologically by thyroid C cells but in sepsis has extrathyroidal origin from the inflamed/infected tissue The biochemical and clinical profile well described It is easy to … [Read more...] about CICM SAQ 2010.1 Q23
Questions 22.1. What piece of equipment is shown below? Outline the principle of operation of this equipment. 22.2. The following image shows the connector and a regulator for a Medical Wall Suction outlet. (a) What design features of the above equipment prevent it from being connected to the oxygen outlet device? 22.3. The image below is an … [Read more...] about CICM SAQ 2010.1 Q22
Questions (a) List the risk factors for and the clinical and laboratory findings of propofol infusion syndrome. (b) Outline your management of a patient with suspected propofol infusion syndrome. Answers [DDET Answer and interpretation] Risk Factors Large doses (> 4mg/kg/hr for > 48 hours in adults): typically, but not always, large dose, long … [Read more...] about CICM SAQ 2010.1 Q20