Archives for October 2012

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Horses for courses, or Courses for horses?

I just got back from beautiful Fremantle (Perth) – completed the REST (Remote Emergency Skills Training) course and then spent a day running an introduction to ED Bedside US for rural GPs.  So I got to be on both sides of the educational table this week. Whilst there I had the chance to catch up […]

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Clinical Case 072: The Difficult Airway that Wasn’t

Today I have another Airway case for you from Dr James DuCanto, M.D. Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Here is the case as described by James:  Watch the video here:  JDucanto difficult airway Middle aged male presents for urgent surgery with multiple medical co-morbidities (on renal transplant list), and multiple indicators of difficult […]

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Perimortem C-section: Can you cut it in Obstetric resus?

Got a tweet from @bearwebster (Broome-bound RMO) about perimortem CS – so I though it seemed like a good idea to look at the evidence, the recommendations and the “how-to-do” of this terrifying, yet potentially lives-saving manoeuvre. Dr Nolan McDonnell, local west Aussie Obstetric Anaesthetist, wrote this paper for the Brit. Journ Anaesth in 2009. It has 2 case […]

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Clinical Case 071: Chest pain puzzle

OK a quick case for you – a diagnostic case for you to ponder.  No critical care this week! 36 yo man presents to the GP with a 3 day history of increasing, sharp, pleuritic posterior chest pain that has a clear mechanical history.   It began the morning after a long play session in […]

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SMACC 2013: A Call to Arms

SMACC 2013:  Social Media and Critical Care  – possibly the best thing since Gram stains were invented. In Sydney, March 11 – 13 2013 there will be an awesome gathering of wonderful teachers, super-smart doctors and the type of positive vibes that you would pay big dollars for on the street. The best thing about […]