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COCHRANE + LUCAS = NO LOVE

Cochrane does it’s usual thing. Looks at available evidence, then concludes more evidence is needed, and that the use of mechanical CPR isn’t supported by this Cochrane review. The problem is that they’re missing the point of mechanical compression devices.

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PRESSOR DOSES AND PROGNOSTICS

Just a short post. In fact, I am writing these first two sentences just to make the post somewhat longer. Anyway, a paper in Journal of Critical Care makes vasopressor infusion doses less abstract. The authors correlate adrenaline and noradrenaline … Continue reading

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SCARY STUFF

This video is not really medical and you have probably already seen it by now. Still, it says something about going beyond our comfort zones and the rewards to be had for going there.

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QUOTE OF THE MONTH

“We have the most powerful, 3D, high-fidelity simulator in the known universe.” – Cliff Reid on running simulation scenarios in your brain.

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CRITICAL CARE NUTRITION

A short post just highlighting a great site for critical care nutrition. Comprehensive, but easy to navigate, it has guides for calculating nutrition, as well as post going through the latest in critical care nutrition. Examples of posts is going … Continue reading

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UPDATE ON THE ABDOMINAL AORTIC TOURNIQUET

Abdominal aortic tourniquets have been around as an idea for a hundred years but still haven’t been accepted as mainstream trauma care. A small study on volunteers in military medicine tests one of these devices. They seem to work.

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PROGRESS IN PREHOSPITAL SPINAL INJURY MANAGEMENT

We all knew or suspected there was something not right with the way we immobilise virtually all prehospital trauma patients for fear of causing spinal injury. Still, for  some dogma to finally change it has to be endorsed by the … Continue reading

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PREHOSPITAL RSI AS SAFE AS HOSPITAL RSI

A study in EMJ shows us how safe prehospital RSI can be when really robust operating procedures are in place. In my view it is also more evidence of the superiority of the doctor-paramedic model in prehospital care. During a … Continue reading

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HEART RATE MONITOR WATCHES IN AVALANCHES

Heart rate monitor watches are becoming increasingly popular in outdoor sports. That has resulted in some interesting case reports where heart rate recordings have been downloaded and analysed from victims´watches. The most recent one was published in Resuscitation. It details … Continue reading

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ECMO – PROOF OF CONCEPT

Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation, v1.0

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