Category: RESUS.ME PHARM

Analysing Difficult Resuscitation Cases

Towards Excellence in Resuscitation – Analysing Difficult Resuscitation Cases #1 A resuscitationist agonises. These words, expressed by Scott Weingart during a podcast we did together, ring true to all of us who strive to improve our practice. Driven by the passionate conviction that we should never lose a salvageable patient through imperfect care, we relive cases

Head Rotation for Mask Ventilation

This is a guest post from Dr Per Bredmose, anaesthetist and retrieval medicine physician in Norway, also known as Viking One I struggle to ventilate the patient in the resus room, airway pressures are high, the bag doesn’t empty properly. In my mind I plan ahead for the next step. Through my mind goes the

Hilar Twists & Human Error

This engaging scene from ‘Code Blue‘ demonstrates a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service team managing a patient with major thoracic haemorrhage. They have done a right thoracotomy and want to clamp the hilum but there’s some kit missing from the pack. This scene has some great discussion points for prehospital professionals, even if the specific scenario is

Be Like That Guy – Dr John Hinds

  The critical care and #FOAMed community lost our friend Dr John Hinds a few days ago. We’re in the business of sudden death. As prehospital, emergency, acute medicine and intensive care clinicians, facing the reality of the tragic loss of a living person, loved by their friends and family, is our day job. This

Pre-SMACC mini RAGE

Currently the RAGE Podcast site is recovering from a cold, so here are the show notes for the pre-SMACC mini RAGE episode released June 2015. Here is the podcast And here are the references: SMACC Conference It’s a knockout GoodSAM GoodSAM App Oxygen therapy AVOID: Air Versus Oxygen in ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. HOT or