PE Prognostication: Weingart Weighs In


OK friends – it has been an interesting week for me on the blog – lots of discussion about the part 2 of the PE Prognostication podcast. If you haven’t listened to the last 2 podcasts then this episode will sound like an American man who has totally lost his mind, but if you go […]


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. […]


Clinical Case 086: from Hell’s heart I stab at thee


Today’s case is a tough one.  This is not a happy story, but can you make it end well? So lets lay it out and narrow it down to a few key decision points. The patient is a 35 year old woman with a long history of schizophrenia – she has suffered with persecutory, paranoid […]


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 […]


A dose of Dex?


I have a confession.  For as long as I can remember I have been prescribing a dose of dexamethasone or two for people with acute tonsillo-pharyngitis.  Now, I always thought this was a little bit naughty, not really “the done thing” for a doc who tries to be evidence-based.  But over the years I have […]