Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF...introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 201, courtesy of Dr Hakan Yaman from RFDS. Question 1 What is the rate of severe permanent TBI in the Asterix comics, 0%, 25%, 50% or 90%? [DDET + Reveal the … [Read more...] about Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 201
If there was one session at smaccGOLD that blew everyone away it was this (OK, SonoWars was mind-blowingly awesome as well...). On day 2 of the conference, Victoria Brazil (@SocraticEM) facilitated a discussion of some of the most difficult intangibles in critical care. What happens at the end of life? What is possible, what is reasonable, what is best? The panel involved a … [Read more...] about What is possible, what is reasonable, what is best?
This TEDx Newy talk by Australian intensivist Dr Peter Saul is essential viewing for LITFLers. Saul talks about death and dying from the Australian intensive care perspective. He highlights the crisis mounting as a a result of our 'head in the sand' cultural view of death. He shows that how we die is changing... and the modern ways aren't good. Most intensivists agree, the … [Read more...] about Let’s talk about dying