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QUOTE OF THE MONTH

@SydneyHEMS defines the #FOAM mantra: @OneArmWonder All operating procedures at http://t.co/yqwRy4wB1v We're happy to share anything with anyone and always keen to learn — SydneyHEMS (@SydneyHEMS) August 6, 2014

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PNEUMONIA AND ED ULTRASOUND

A study in AJEM sets out to compare diagnostic accuracy between chest x-rays and lung ultrasound for diagnosing pneumonia. Other recent ED studies have consistently shown how lung ultrasound outperforms chest x-rays when diagnosing pneumonia.

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JUNE 23-26 2015 – SAVE THE DATE!

SMACC GOLD is just over, and the amazing presentations from that conference is starting to get posted. For a taster, watch Haney Mallemat give a SMACC talk on the biggest ICU challenge: The art and science of fluid responsiveness. Also … Continue reading

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PRIAPISM AFTER SPINAL CORD INJURY

While the rest of the #FOAMed world went away to fight in the great Cricoid Pressure war, I discreetly retired to my library in order to study the male erection.

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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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