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.
Please leave comments or questions if you have any. The best way to keep learning is to keep the conversation going.
- #myoffice http://t.co/HuqcmXPirT 5 days ago
- ...or just go #FOAMed http://t.co/FLJeONZRac 1 week ago
- My brain is fried #post-ICU-nightshift-brain-meltdown 3 weeks ago
- "My name is Lucas": TEE video shows Lucas CPR in action scancrit.com/2013/05/01/luc… 3 weeks ago
- Crystalloids are lousy volume expanders. We know that. And here's a bit of proof. scancrit.com/2013/04/18/rin… 4 weeks ago
- Helping Babies Breathe - saving newborns in low resource settings with basic intervention scancrit.com/2013/04/25/hel… 4 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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We are both incredibly busy at the moment but will hopefully soon be back with posts and replies to comments.
It seems ultrasound really can be used for anything. Epidurals in small children are hard to place, and have to be done while the child is anaesthetised. So it’s hard to say if you placed the catheter correctly for subsequent … Continue reading
“The evidence is clear: when an Emergency Surgical Airway is required, it is not the procedure that kills the patients, but delaying or not doing it is what causes harm.” – Dr Cook & Dr MacDougall-Davis, Complications and failure of … Continue reading
Fascinating video on youtube reminding us of what our job is really about. Delivering RBCs, preferably with oxygen, to tissues.
At the Norwegian national convention for anaesthesia and intensive care, I saw this very interesting prototype from the Ezono ultrasound company. It uses magnetic field interference to track the position of a standard metal needle. So you get needle guides … Continue reading
A study in Anesthesia & Analgesia reminds us of why intubating some intensive care patients with succinylcholine can be a bad idea. It demonstrates how the potentially harmful potassium efflux and transient hyperkalemia we get after administering Succinylcholine increases in … Continue reading
We have looked into this issue before, with several succesful case reports and case series being reported. Fuehner et al who has previously released case series, have now compared 26 awake ECMO bridgings to lung transplant (LTx) to historical controls … Continue reading
FOAMed – Free Open-Access Medical Education – as coined by Mike Cadogan, has been the recent label put on the medical blogging world’s posting and discussing of medical topics online. Do a #FOAMed search on Twitter, and you’ll get a … Continue reading
The forgotten access gets a revival thanks to ultrasound, which offers good control with in-plane cannulation. You might find this gets you the best view on kids.