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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.
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Category Archives: Paediatrics
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.
A study from Injury quantifies the exposure to radiation from paediatric trauma scans. The study tells us children are exposed to significant doses of ionising radiation when they become trauma patients.
In paediatric emergencies we need to quickly estimate the childs weight. We need to know the weight in order to calculate drug doses, tube sizes, defibrillation energies and what not. We have various formulas of which (age x 3)+7 is likely … Continue reading
A study in Resuscitation looking at the efficacy of LMA’s in neonatal resuscitation. Usually we use a face mask and bag them. This study shows a tiny LMA might be a better choice. So get your LMA size 1 ready … Continue reading
How common are apnoea and bronchospasms when using ketamine? In 2008 Annals of Emergency Medicine published a huge meta-analysis of airway and respiratory adverse events in paediatric ketamine sedation. They identified more than 30 studies and ended up with a … Continue reading
Having a hard time remembering all dosages and vitals for kids? Even harder to use all the different formulas and calculate the right dosage in your head on the fly at 3 in the morning? We all feel like that. … Continue reading
This is a challenge every day in ENT surgery anaesthesia: Sorting out which snotty ENT children can go through with surgery, and which ones to cancel. The trend has moved from scrapping all snotty children, to making an individual assessment … Continue reading