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
In this post we would like to talk about Drug Dilutions for injectable medications. We have tried to set out on this page a helpful introduction for the confused person to a simple yet confusing concept, “Drug Dilution“ We hope to look at this issue here and simplify it. The classic confusion exists with “%” solutions and… More The Solution to Dilution
Originally posted on Greater Sydney Area HEMS:
Cliff Reid, Karel Habig, and Geoff Healy discuss the approach to patients with hypoxia and obstructed airways, prior to rapid sequence induction. This is all about effective basic airway management.
Background Over 95% of the total body potassium content is intracellular. The amount of potassium in the body is regulated by renal glomerular filtration and tubular potassium excretion. The steroid hormone aldosterone which enhances renal secretion of potassium. Other factors which can affect renal excretion of potassium include sodium excretion in the kidney, dietary potassium intake and… More Acute Hyperkalaemia Review
Westmead EMIG Education – 12th and 13th of July Location
The use of interhospital Non-invasive Ventilation (NIV) is controversial Successful use of NIV requires the clinician to make a careful balance of the benefits of the therapy versus the risk of deterioration and need for intubation. This is especially important when undertaking interhospital retrieval as a clinical deterioration during transport in a confined space is less than… More Non-Invasive Ventilation in the interhospital setting
Is water good for you? Some health hippie nutters say you have to drink 8 litres of water a day. Not only is this bad for the environment (plastic water bottle excess), but it may also be a waste of money. Usually, there is nothing wrong with drinking a bit of water. It seems common sense… More Water – how much is too much?
Westmead Simulation Our Simulation lab was featured on Radio National this week Pictures from our lab were featured (Fiona Pepper @Fi_Pep): Have a wee listen by CLICKING HERE
Background Methotrexate is a drug which is often unintentionally involved in medication misadventure. Because of its unusual dosage requirements (e.g. weekly rather than daily dosing) it is particularly associated inadvertent mistakes by patients and medical staff. This may occur as a result of confusion by patients with other ‘daily’ medications or prescriptions being misinterpreted by nursing… More Methotrexate Toxicity
The Night Watch The only doctor on duty at night for an area the size of the UK. It’s a nightmare for some, but for Cameron Spenceley, it’s a dream come true. When you’re on the night shift in Tennant Creek, you’re the only doctor awake and on duty for 240,000 square kilometres. The… More Reblog – Former Westmead Student talks to ACEM
Ever flown on a plane? Fascinating gas laws apply to physiology and medicine at altitude. So if you have flown before (most of us) have you ever wondered why you get wee bit bloated or why oxygen is required in the event of depressurisation? While not all the implications of the ‘gas laws‘ are… More Deranged Physiology of Aviation