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Alive….

Hi there loyal prehospital practitioner…. Just a quick note…. I’m not dead, neither is this blog. At the moment, and for most of the last 12 months, I’ve had lot of professional and personal commitments and major life changes that have taken up most of my time. As such, it’s been hard to dedicate time […]

VBG v ABG

Check out this great presentation by respected ED Physician and researcher A/Prof Anne-Maree Kelly VBG v ABG  

Air Support – the vital link, 25th ASA+FNA scientific meeting, 2013

Can’t wait to see Minh and his RFDS team in SimWARS! Air Support – the vital link, 25th ASA+FNA scientific meeting, 2013.

A big week of PHARM, and lots to come.

Hi all, It’s been a busy week for me, and an exciting one with three days in Sydney at SMACC 2013. It was a great chance to catch up and listen to the gurus of #FOAMed including but not limited to Scott Weingart (EMcrit.org), Cliff Reid (resus.me), Minh Le Cong (PHARM Blog prehospitalmed.com) and many […]

Originally posted on PHARM:
What laryngoscope blade do you commonly use in your intubations? I have been having an email discussion with a couple of anaesthetists about this over the past week. The feature image shows two of my personal laryngoscopes I currently use. My favourite is the disposable Trulite MAC 4 bladed LED laryngoscope…

Originally posted on EMDutch:
Welcome back on EMDutch, the blog by Dutch emergency physicians, for emergency physicians worldwide! So far we have discussed morphine and NTG in Acute Heart Failure (AHF) and now it’s diuretics’ turn! And before we go on I want to make clear that we are discussing patients with Acute Pulmonary Edema…

OHCA and advanced airways

More evidence for BVM only in OHCA…a study from Japan. My thoughts: – the data supporting intra-arrest advanced airway management is looking pretty thin on the ground. The Japanese model of prehospital care is not similar to Australasian PHC models. Again, I don’t necessarily think that this study can be used as a basis for […]

Originally posted on PHARM:
You should read British Journal of Anaesthesia, even if its only for the abstracts. This is a good one here and an update on airway management by the authors of the NAP4 project Complications and failure of airway management The article begins with a powerful quote : “There is one skill…

RSI Lecture

Happy New Year. It’s been a while, but I’m hoping to up my post count in 2013. I try and reserve my posts for issues that are significant in prehospital care, not necessarily tidbits here and there. As such, my posts will be less frequent than other blogs, so keep checking back in. This is […]

Another cracker from Cliff

Check this presentation out from Cliff Reid over at Resus.me.  

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