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Ventilation Basics

Hi Broomers Todays vodcast is an introductory talk on the basic physics and physiology of positive pressure ventilation – IPPV or NIV. For some of you this might be teaching you to suck eggs.  But for me this is full of stuff I wish that I had been taught in my early days of Anaesthesia. […]

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Lessons Hard Learned: Episode 7 with Dr Mel… again

Hi Listeners   Dr MEl Thompson is back for a second bite of “lessons hard learned ” This case is a lot close to home, I think these types of errors / system problems occur in large multi-department hospitals all the time – you might evne have seen it recently.   SO have a listen […]

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Clinical Case 081: Intubation Procrastination

This is my first Clinical Case on the podcast.  So hope you like the format – it is a bit mixed media. Here is what I want you to do – first listen to the podcast below,  take your time to think it over and then give me your opinion. Either write a comment on […]

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NIV: thoughts and tips

Non Invasive Ventilation (NIV) comes in a variety of forms, machines and names.  It is something that has really changed the way we manage some common ED scenarios, however it is often misunderstood and done poorly. I have just finished reading through the course manual for an upcoming Emergency Skills Course I am doing next […]

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Paracetamol: mostly harmless?

This post was inspired by Colin Parker (the original C. Parker) and the team at EMPEM.org who did a discussion on the recent paper released by the ISAAC group (International Study of Asthma and Allergy in Childhood).  This collaborative of researchers (based in NZ, but internationally reaching – kinda like Dr C. Nickson) has been […]