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

The Resus Room – Roadside to Resus

  The first Roadside to Resus podcast by The Resus Room, featuring James Yates, Simon Laing and Rod Fenwick Roadside to Resus – Acute Heart Failure

Red Shift C & C First Anniversary!

. Thanks for all your effort and contribution towards another successful C & C! While we had quite a few last minute cancellations (with apologies), it still ended with very worthwhile practice and discussions for me, and I hope those attended also took something home. Special thanks to Jumbo for organising the BBQ (supplied by…

RRWCT – EEM

Have you checked out another great lecture by Dr Mattu? How do you avoid a clean kill with wide complex tachycardias? Essentials of Emergency Medicine

Ketamine 2017 – 2 of 2

Don’t forget our next C & C next week on the 18th/July/17! 1500hrs~ @ Christchurch Operations Hub This is the follow up blog for the Ketamine 2017 – 1 of 2 posted last week. Just to review, historical, current and future use of Ketamine include; Ketamine has been used in the operating room for nearly…

The S is for speech…

You’re called to a 68yom with an onset of facial droop while at rest in church. It’s your partners’ job so you sit back and observe their assessments, diligently listening without interrupting. “Now give me a nice big smile”, they say. You then cry a little inside… Neurological assessment is done poorly in the prehospital…

Ketamine 2017 – 1 of 2

Hey guys, Let’s talk about Ketamine. This is the first of two blogs to hopefully provoke some good discussions to get to know the drug a little better. As usual, it’s important to put the theory into practice so Jumbo, Jo and Shane are setting up a practical scenario day for us on the 18th/July/17…

Pit Crew CPR C & C follow up

Hi guys, On our last SIM session, we discussed about the timing of the drug administration during cardiac arrest, and to check or not check the rhythm prior to the drug administration. NZ resus guidelines recommends; “Adrenaline (1 mg), when indicated, should be administered after rhythm analysis (± shock), at the time of recommencement of…

Hi Team

The link below is a great podcast discussion that James Yates (Critical Care Paramedic, UK and former St John Paramedic, Christchurch) recently took part in. James discusses refractory VF and treatment with Double Sequential Defibrillation. Some advanced stuff, but James talks about the initial resuscitation process during the first part of the podcast. James refers…