The Hot Zone – Starter Points for Burns Anaesthesia — Songs or Stories

A recent review in the BJA on fluid management in burns patients is a trigger to consider some tips for managing the patient having burns debridement. By Dr Andrew Weatherall Why would you do it? Why would you vary your usual practice with a pleasant surgeon(*), predictable procedures and a pleasant theatre environment just built […]

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Filed under: Emergency anaesthesia, FOAMEd Tagged: burns

ETM Podcast Episode 12 – Bruce Paix & Andrew Perry – Approach to the surgical airway — ETM Course

Andrew and Bruce are back, taking a deep-dive into the neck to discuss a procedure that can strike fear into even the most experienced trauma practitioner and one which has created much debate regarding the “best” method (i.e. needle vs knife). (Go to audio) Bruce is the co-author of a seminal paper on this topic: Emergency surgical…

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Filed under: Online critical airway training Tagged: surgical-airway

Physiology in the Winch — The Collective

Dr Alan Garner has a blog post in the context of a report just published. A catastrophe during a winching operation highlights the physiological challenges we sometimes add in the work we do. The death of a patient during a winching incident in Victoria in 2013 was distressing for everyone concerned. I was asked by the […]

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Filed under: Aeromedical retrieval Tagged: HEMS, winching