Das SMACC in Berlin

  Don’t miss your chance to register for the best emergency/prehospital/critical care conference out there Tickets will be released on the following dates: Here are a few ‘rules of the game’ from the course organisers: There will be 3 separate ticket releases: the major release will be as above on Wednesday, 26th October, a smaller […]

It’s Tamponade – Now What?

You ultrasound the chest of your shocked patient in resus with fluid refractory hypotension. You see fluid around the heart. The right ventricle keeps bowing inwards, which you recall being described as ‘a little invisible man jumping up and down using the RV as a trampoline’, and you know this is in fact a sign […]

Difficult Airway? What Kind Exactly?

Mention the term ‘difficult airway’ and many of us will conjure mental images of some kind of distorted anatomy. However, airway management may be ‘difficult’ for a number of reasons, and no internationally agreed definition of the term exists. Given the wrong staff and circumstances, an ‘easy’ airway in your or my hands may indeed […]