Basic Airway Update

It’s been a while so there has been a couple of great articles and podcasts about airway subject just in time for our sim practice! On our previous basic airway session, we talked about the importance of; positioning two hands technique slow and gentle ventilation Three prehospital specialist physicians from Sydney Great Area HEMS are…

C & C October – Skill Lab

Hi team, So, our C & C is coming up this Friday (20/Oct/17 1300 hrs ~ @ Durham Sim Suite), and we will do some more drills for the fundamental skills. Please review our previous blogs, research new findings, or prepare to share your knowledge gained from various sources to maximise our productivity on the…

Agitated delirium

Following the latest CCE, these are some of my favourite FOAMs relating to “Agitated Delirium”. First, check out this great lecture from SMACC 2016 by Dr Reuben Strayer. Check out the SMACC DAS site for more details. Another of my fabourites Dr Minh Le Cong from PHARM in his blog ‘Surviving Sedation Guidelines 2016 update’ talks about…

EM Alliance ECG – Case 12

80yof vomiting, AF Hx, on verapamil (nil recent dose change). HR 18, BP 60/P on initial presentation. Current ECG is… ECG courtesy of  http://www.emalliance.org/

FOAMed for paramedics

Holden et al. recently raised a question on this article about the potential influence on FOAMeds for the “Push dose vasopressors” use in ED (for being slightly too anecdotal), which reminded me about the importance of my attitude towards learning and practice. FOAM gives us opportunities to learn from the world’s experts and that’s very…

C & C Sep 17

Hey guys, Thanks for another great C & C! For those couldn’t make it, today we had some discussions around PEPS and SE. PEPS stands for Performance Enhancing Psychological Skills and Andrew did an awesome presentation. He started out his presentation by talking about the mind of resuscitationest that lead to the discussion around PEPS…

Status Epilepticus

This is a lead-up blog for our C & C next week where we will discuss SE = Status Epilepticus. Midazolam and valproate administrations for the seizure management have been recently added to the paramedic ATP. RSI consideration has also been highlighted for the management of SE. Here is some cool FOAMed to help us…

C&C August

Cliff notes of the discussions that never happened, August 2017

Changes to GCS

Introduction to the limitations of the GCS and how to overcome them