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.
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- #myoffice http://t.co/HuqcmXPirT 1 day 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… 2 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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Category Archives: Prehospital Medicine
A study in Injury looks at what happens to our patients´ blood pressures when we do rapid sequence inductions for intubation. With all the talk of ´permissive hypotension´ in modern trauma management this could be important.
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
A while ago we wrote about the Glasgow Coma Scale and how it can´t be relied on for trauma patients or in emergency medicine in the acute phase. We based it on an excellent editorial written by a Dr Stephen … Continue reading
Just wanted to share this photo that was on the front page of a norwegian national paper called Verdens Gang. It is from the evacuation of an avalanche victim that tragically passed away a few hours after this photograph was … Continue reading
In NY times I found this incredible piece about avalanches and avalanche survival. It is a detailed description of what went down (other than heaps and heaps of snow…) when an avalanche hit 16 backcountry skiers in the Cascades. A … Continue reading
An article in EMJ confirms a very valuable lesson I once learnt from a veteran paramedic. Fat people are more prone to suffering serious injury or death in car accidents.
OK, that’s it! I’m off to Germany! I don’t care if they treat their registrars like shit, as long as I get to drive a Porsche with prehospital ECMO.
Prehospital emergent intubations are messy affairs. There are the risks inherent to intubating a critically ill patient where vomit, blood and secretions risk blocking your laryngoscopy view or risk contaminating the patients airway. The fact that you are performing an … Continue reading
Evidence proving compressions-only CPR is superior to the traditional CPR with rescue breathing is lacking. The studies that exist are inconclusive. Now a study in Circulation meta-analyses two of the older studies, and says there actually might be improved survival with … Continue reading
You might end up somewhere, sometime when you need to give a patient an infusion without an infusion pump to help you. We doctors don’t know anything about stuff like that. Nurses to the rescue!