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HITCHEN´S RAZOR

“What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.”  

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OWN THE O.G.

Passing the orogastric tube can be difficult or sometimes impossible. Unfortunately a lot of patients really need their OGs and in a time-critical scenario you don’t want to spend too much time struggling with it. Here is a simple trick a senior … Continue reading

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ON BEING A JERK

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.

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SMACC DUB 2016 JUNE 13-16

After a fantastic SMACC conference in Chicago this Summer, preparations for next year’s SMACC in Dublin is well under way. As a conference for Social Media And Critical Care, the SMACC conference is not just an update on cutting edge … Continue reading

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CRACK THE CHEST – GET CRUCIFIED

This is John Hinds. Recorded at the fantastic SMACC Chicago conference, June 24th 2015. Also, if you do any ICU stuff, go over to EMCRIT at this link and listen to John’s brilliantly provoking ICU talk. This is sheer genius … Continue reading

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IMAGING CASE OF THE WEEK

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PREHOSPITAL EXTRICATION TIMES

Car accidents with trapped victims can be incredibly frustrating. There is often very little one can do until the rescue services achieve extrication. Sometimes, because of limited patient access, all you can achieve during extrication is some very basic airway management, pain … Continue reading

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EARLY VS LATE INTUBATION OF BURNS

We are taught to intubate victims with inhalational injury early. If we delay for too long the tongue, epiglottis and other structures can swell and cause airway obstruction, forcing an emergency intubation that is more likely to be difficult or failed. A … Continue reading

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IMAGING CASE OF THE MONTH

XKCD nails it. Again.

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GOOOOOD MORNING, EUROPE!

SMACC registration is now open! As with previous years, reservations are going fast. Two thirds of the early bird reservations are already gone, so this will be another fantastic SMACC conference! Have a look at the program and the workshops, … Continue reading

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