Cardiac Arrest — Is it STEMI?

A late middle aged male collapsed while walking and had immediate bystander CPR.  He achieved ROSC at the door of the ED, 30 minutes after arrest. The CPR provided had been so effective that the patient began to follow commands upon arrival.  Why was it so effective?  Because they used the inspiratory threshold device, ITD

The trouble with mindfulness

LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog – Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Don’t get me wrong, mindful practice, self-reflective practice should all be encouraged. Being aware of the factors that affect our thinking and actively deploying de-biasing strategies to mitigate

LITFL Review 328

LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog – Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Welcome to the 328th LITFL Review! Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine

‘Going to Extremes’ Hall of Fame

LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog – Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog In 2012, Greg Kelly suggested that LITFL collate the most extreme ‘medical extremes’. This is how things currently stand: Parameter Level Diagnosis Submitted by Ammonia 514 umol/L Torsten