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.
Please leave comments or questions if you have any. The best way to keep learning is to keep the conversation going.
- #myoffice http://t.co/HuqcmXPirT 4 days ago
- ...or just go #FOAMed http://t.co/FLJeONZRac 1 week ago
- My brain is fried #post-ICU-nightshift-brain-meltdown 2 weeks ago
- "My name is Lucas": TEE video shows Lucas CPR in action scancrit.com/2013/05/01/luc… 3 weeks ago
- Crystalloids are lousy volume expanders. We know that. And here's a bit of proof. scancrit.com/2013/04/18/rin… 3 weeks ago
- Helping Babies Breathe - saving newborns in low resource settings with basic intervention scancrit.com/2013/04/25/hel… 3 weeks ago
- #deathbypowerpoint :-P 1 month ago
- Espresso machine in my office adds life quality http://t.co/rxBHjSgsTg 1 month ago
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Author Archives: Thomas D
Every once in a while there’s a different research project, something that actually makes a difference. This is one of them. A great example of how simple interventions can lead to significant results in low resource settings. The “Helping Babies … Continue reading
With colloids being miscredited by Cochrane and synthetic colloids being hammered by RCTs, it might seem we’re left with crystalloids. So how good is our standard crystalloid, Ringer’s Lactate, at volume replacing a volume depleted patient? This study withdrew blood … Continue reading
This is a well known, but fairly novel use of ultrasound. Certainly not standard in any place I’ve worked. But ultrasound for epidurals and spinals seems to be in vogue. Here’s a meta-analysis on ultrasound for spinal and epidural access. … Continue reading
Anyone who knows the frustrations of submitting a paper to a review panel of a peer reviewed journal must read this letter to the editor. It quite accurately describes one’s feelings during the review process. As the letter says: “We … Continue reading
A pretty interesting look inside the US Air Force’s Combat Rescue Choppers in Afghanistan. A five part series on youtube. Having worked in helicopters, I’m impressed with all the procedures these guys perform in-flight. BONUS: Airway porn in episode 5 … Continue reading
This one I got from a colleague of mine at a Scandinavian hospital, and it’s a scary reminder of the dangers of central cannulations. Placement of a large dialysis catheter went wrong – very wrong.
. I wanted to have a permanent link to this excellent trauma update and review of recent litterature by David Anderson of Greater Sydney HEMS. If you watch this 30 minute talk and look up the references I’ve listed in … Continue reading
Cryopreserved blood can last longer, and might have superior RBC function to standard, cooled SAG-Ms. As a bonus, cryo always sounds good in a sci-fi kind of way, even if it does just mean frozen.
We know ultrasound is great for detecting pneumothorax, there’s been lots of studies confirming this, and here’s the final meta-analysis from Chest – print it and use it to slap colleagues who still want x-rays over ultrasound scans.