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A blog on anaesthesia, intensive care and emergency medicine. In-hospital and outside. Mostly focusing on the critically ill patient. Written by two Scandinavian senior anaesthetic registrars turned consultants.
This is our way of keeping log of articles and interesting things we come across in our work and on the internet. Should any of you out there stumble across this blog and find it useful then all the better.
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Monthly Archives: May 2012
We’ve previously mentioned total ketamine anaesthesia in our post on war surgery, using a simple i.v. drip. Today, I talked to a friend and colleague of mine with extensive experience from MSF (Médecins sans frontières – Doctors without borders). Here’s … Continue reading
Feeding nasogastric tubes into the oesophagus can in some sedated or comatose patient’s be surprisingly hard or even impossible. One method I found works almost every time is reaching deep into the intubated patient´s mouth with two fingers.
The other day, I was called to the ED to assist in chemically controlling one of our psychiatric usual suspects who had been admitted with her customary friday night OD. This time she had ingested an unknown amount of the … Continue reading
4 things every speaker owes their audience: Tell me something new. Don’t read from a script. Don’t read from your slides. Speak from your heart. – Bryan Vartabedian, M.D. @ 33 Charts The 4 rules from Bryan’s excellent, concise post … Continue reading
There are several methods for hoisting a patient into a helicopter, ranging from stretcher systems to simple slings. They all affect the respiration and hemodynamics to varying degrees, which has resulted in some serious incidents with injuries or death as … Continue reading
So, you know how to do a cricothyrotomy. But can you find the right place to make the incision? It turns out, many times, you can’t. Especially if the patient is female and obese.
One of the most fascinating blogs at the moment is Retraction Watch. A blog about fraud and corruption in life sciences and medical research and publications. My favourite post so far is this one. Cheeky bastards… It is fair to say that … Continue reading
Expanding epidural and subdural hematomas present a challenge for the docs working in rural or smaller hospitals. Most of us don’t have the training or equipment to perform the potentially lifesaving decompression. An article in Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and … Continue reading
Emphasizing the importance of information and information sharing. Find your way on the web. Explore, learn, teach, discuss. Graham Walker, an emergency physician at Stanford, did this great presentation at Stanford Grand Rounds, talking about the internet, medical blogs, social … Continue reading