This thrilling episode is all about retrieval medicine – we will first discuss the impact of pre-hospital advanced airway management on the neurological outcomes in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OOHCA). Then, we will dissect down the much dreaded (but potentially lifesaving!) scalpel cricothyroidotomy and, to finish, we will infuse ourselves into a discussion about pre-hospital administration of thawed plasma in patients at risk of haemorrhagic shock. This month’s interlude segments will be presented by retrieval specialists, Dr Ruby Hsu and Dr Ruth Parsell. … More Emergency Medicine Podcast – Retrieval
VR for ALS training – now available at Westmead Hospital … More ALS-SimVR – Life Support Team Training APP
Listen Here: MORE INFORMATION: OVERVIEW In this exciting episode, the focus is on POCUS – we will be discussing the role, benefits, and potential pitfalls of POCUS in cardiac arrest (02:00) and in diagnosing pulmonary embolism (29:10) before probing into its use in the management of long bone fractures (01:03:35). This month, the team are … More Podcast – Point of Care Ultrasound, PE
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?
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