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 213. Question 1 What is this piece of equipment? [DDET + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer] An ETT for an Elephant! Anyone know what the catheter would look … [Read more...] about Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 213
Of all the things that emergency physicians do, rapid sequence induction has to be the most sinister. To paralyse a man, or a woman, or a child, with a lethal serum - and then bring them back, from the point of death, with seconds to spare! With nothing more than a trusty metal blade, held in the left hand, and air blown through a tube! It is an amazing magic trick. … [Read more...] about DL Terminated
It's raining PK SMACC-talks! Here's the next 6 uploaded to the SMACC website (see the first six here). For those of you with PKs in the works — don't worry the deadline has been extended, but don't dally too long or you'll miss out on the chance of an iPad Mini and there could well be an UCEM Fellowship on the line too... The first three (!) are from man-on-a-mission Tim … [Read more...] about Another Six SMACCers!
Reviewed and revised: 05 July 2014 This is a collection of my favourite online video resources to help even the greenest emergentologist 'own the airway'. This post contains some truly awesome educational resources. Enjoy! As well as the resources provided in this post, further great resources include: The free videos on the TheAirwaySite.com and Richard Levitan's … [Read more...] about Own the Airway!
aka Pulmonary Puzzle 012 A 25 year-old male was intubated for airway protection following a 90 mg/kg carbamazepine overdose --- he was GCS 7 prior to intubation. He is sedated with morphine and midazolam infusions and mechanically ventilated in the emergency department while awaiting an ICU bed. Forty-five minutes after intubation, the patient's nurse calls for help … [Read more...] about Man versus Machine