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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.
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: December 2012
Evidence proving compressions-only CPR is superior to the traditional CPR with rescue breathing is lacking. The studies that exist are inconclusive. Now a study in Circulation meta-analyses two of the older studies, and says there actually might be improved survival with … Continue reading
You might end up somewhere, sometime when you need to give a patient an infusion without an infusion pump to help you. We doctors don’t know anything about stuff like that. Nurses to the rescue!
Point of care- and portable ultrasound is a silent revolution in emergency care. An article in Academic Emergency Medicine helps me understand what to expect when applying an echo probe in cardiac arrest, and what that means for the patient’s … Continue reading
A study in AJEM compares arterial and capillary blood gases obtained from 187 patients. The authors conclude with how it ‘appears to exist a strong correlation between samples collected from the finger tip capillaries with arterial blood samples’. Who would … Continue reading
Even if you don’t have ARDS or risk factors for ARDS, a lung protective ventilation strategy seems to be good for your patients according to a recent meta-analysis published in JAMA.