Category Archives: Miscellaneous

FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE – 10 RESUS ORDERS

We all know that there’s so much to learn from other professions whom, although working outside of healthcare, function in comparably unpredictable high risk, high pressure environments. This mutual cross-pollination enriches the way we think about and look at our … Continue reading






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FROM RUSSIA WITH – A HEART-LUNG MACHINE

A short weekend dip into obscure history: The Cardiohelp ECMO machine is an impressive piece of equipment, but the origins of the heart-lung machine is equally impressive for its time – even if the experiments are rather animal unfriendly. The … Continue reading






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QUOTE OF THE MONTH

“If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck we should probably just CT it anyway to make sure it’s a duck.” – @DrDLittle






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ORGAN DONATION

From the excellent XKCD site.






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TEAMWORK 101






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WHERE’S WALDO?

Don’t know who to credit for this amazing image. It could be from that travelling ‘Human Body’ exhibition? Got it on facebook.






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THROMBOLYSIS FOR STROKE? THE IST-3 TRIAL

I am probably the last person on earth to read the IST-3 trial. In short, the authors’ conclusion of ´strong support for thrombolytics in stroke´ was pisspreik somewhat controversial and generated some discussion. Read this excellent post about the IST-3 trial and thrombolysis … Continue reading






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WHAT´S A HIGH LACTATE?

Lactate is a very important marker in critical care. It’s very useful as a measure in trauma patients, septic patients and other critical care patients, high values indicating inadequate oxygen delivery to tissue. This is also naturally occuring in healthy … Continue reading






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ROBOT SEES ITSELF FOR THE FIRST TIME

This is cool. Strangely sad too.






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