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?
A while ago one of my ICU mates in Melbourne, Dr Greg Kelly, suggested we could use a blogpost to crowdsource the most extreme medical extremes that LITFLers have encountered. I was reminded of this suggestion recently when we admitted a patient with a blood glucose of 81 mmol/L and a corrected sodium somewhere around the 200 mmol/L mark (!). Here are some of Greg's … [Read more...] about Going to Extremes