“A NEW INTENSIVE CRASH COURSE FOR THE ACEM OSCE EXAM” … More Westmead OSCE Course
Airway Workshop 2015 … More Airway Avalanche
“Be interested in your learners – they will value this and are more likely to benefit from the simulation” … More 7 Simulation Pearls – Westmead Debrief Workshop
When put on the spot can you tell ‘how many milligrams of Lignocaine (lidocaine) there are in 5mls of a 1 percent solution?‘ Well, don’t worry if you are not sure, panic is most people’s initial thought… In this post we would like to talk about Drug Dilutions for injectable medications. We have tried to set … More The Solution to Dilution
If you participate or organise simulation for medical education you will know it can be stressful (on both sides of the fence)… The notion of ‘Cognitive Load Theory‘ has been popularised by NASA and is now being discussed in the medical education literature. In summary, of relevance to learning, transfer of new knowledge to long-term … More A Seismic Shift in Simulation?
A Classic LP Case The Fictionalised Case (with permission) A 45 year old gentleman presents to the Emergency Department (ED) by car with an on-going severe headache. The headache started 5 days ago. The headaches were precipitated by sneezing whilst bracing a recently injured knee (diagnosed on MRI as a meniscal tear). The patient reported ‘the worst headache … More Lumbar Puncture for a late presentation of Severe Headache
Cardiology Short Answer Questions 2018-2019 The FACEM fellowship exam often features ECGs and Cardiac Cases This 10 question (1 hour) SAQ should challenge your cardiology and SAQ knowledge: Download SAQ (FACEM exam) – CLICK HERE Good Luck
Being a resuscitation educator commonly requires discussion of the dilemmas of arrhythmia management. This is an area we don’t delve into everyday so achieving true ‘expertise’ is a challenge. Guidelines often come to the rescue in such life-threatening and time dependent situations. The American Heart Association (AHA) has released updated recommendations for the management of … More New Arrhythmia Guidelines 2017