Emergency Medicine Podcast – Retrieval

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

Emergency Medicine Podcast – Paediatrics

Listen Here: <a href="http://<iframe width="100%" height="180" frameborder="no" scrolling="no" seamless src="https://share.transistor.fm/e/cc05b100">CLICK HERE Episode 5 – Paediatrics | Network Five Emergency Medicine Journal Club This episode is all about the little humans – we first look at the reliability of a clinical prediction rule to identify febrile infants who are at low of serious bacterial infections. Then … More Emergency Medicine Podcast – Paediatrics

Methotrexate Toxicity

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