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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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Category Archives: Medical teaching
Quickie post about an interesting paper I found. Now there is actual evidence of how being a jerk negatively impacts on team performance. An Israeli paper looks at how being exposed to rudeness affects teams in emergent situations.
We’ve read and heard many accounts of emergency surgical airways over the years. They’re always exciting, and there’s always something new to be learned. Most written accounts are very clinical, so we were thrilled about discovering this story. It’s not … Continue reading
The British ATACC concept – Anaesthesia Trauma And Critical Care – is as the name implies a course focusing on the anaesthestic (non-surgical) part of trauma and critical care treatment. The course was developed as a more advanced and up-to-date … Continue reading
For those of you that have somehow missed it, the Social Media Critical Care (SMACC) conference is happening 19th-21st of March. This is the conference we’d most want to attend this year. Unforturtunately for us, it all happens on the … Continue reading
This video is not really medical and you have probably already seen it by now. Still, it says something about going beyond our comfort zones and the rewards to be had for going there.
The New Zealand Transport Agency recently came out with this amazing road safety ad. It is a grim nightmare and very effective I think.
“It was fatal for the development of our understanding of circulation that blood flow is relatively difficult to measure while blood pressure so easy to measure: This is the reason why the sphygmomanometer has gained such a fascinating influence, although most organs … Continue reading
Just wanted to share this video from Norway. The director of medical training at Kristiansand hospital is apparently taking his job seriously and is doing a good job too. This time he and his colleagues in anaesthetics, ED and obstetrics … Continue reading
There is a lot to learn about emergency medicine from movies about sport. Tin Cup, the best sports movie ever made, is a treasure trove of wisdom. The first quote speaks for itself. The second is true too. Anaesthesia is … Continue reading
This post is for the Scandinavians following this blog. We need your help in advertising this scandinavian ‘Induction Course in Prehospital Emergency Medicine´. Next time to be held in Gothenburg 1-5th october. Please help us by spreading the word about this … Continue reading