Category Archives: Medical teaching

THE STEEL WINDPIPE

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

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ATACC!

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

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SMACC GOLD – DOWN UNDER IS THE ONLY WAY FORWARD

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

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SCARY STUFF

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.

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OTHER PEOPLE MAKE MISTAKES

The New Zealand Transport Agency recently came out with this amazing road safety ad. It is a grim nightmare and very effective I think.

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QUOTE OF THE MONTH, ANNO 1928

“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

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ANAESTHETIST CAM

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

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DEFINE THE MOMENT…..

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

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SCANDINAVIAN COURSE IN PREHOSPITAL EMERGENCY MEDICINE 1st-5th OCTOBER

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

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RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – PRESENTATIONS

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

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