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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- "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
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Category Archives: Trauma
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
. I wanted to have a permanent link to this excellent trauma update and review of recent litterature by David Anderson of Greater Sydney HEMS. If you watch this 30 minute talk and look up the references I’ve listed in … Continue reading
Sometimes it feels like we’re not really going forward. Trends swing back and forth, new treatments and techniques get hailed one year, then falls out of favour the next. Are we moving forward at all? An article on hepatic trauma … Continue reading
So, in our latest Code Brown, I wrote on a crashing trauma patient. Scott Weingart made a comment where he also noted that transfer between OR and angio might come to an end with RAPTOR like operating theatres. RAPTOR is … Continue reading
We all know the rules for damage control resuscitation. Often the lines are clear. But sometimes it’s hard to make that call. We received a MVA trauma: a young man trapped in a wrecked vehicle for hours in the Norwegian … 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.
I’ve always assumed scanning the chest at the level of the nipples would be best for finding a pneumothorax. Recently, I had a trauma patient where I excluded pneumothorax after a negative ultrasound scan. The CXR was negative as well. … Continue reading
In trauma patients hypothermia, acidosis and coagulopathy are known as the triad of death. Once established they form a vicious circle that sends the patients spiralling towards death. An australian study looks at what happens to trauma mortality when patients … Continue reading
Our teaching and guidelines emphasise using tachycardia as a marker of hypovolemic shock. A paeds study in Anesthesia & Analgesia reminds us how that is far from always the case. The study makes me even more suspicious of the classic … Continue reading