Syncope is a common ED presentation. An ECG is a critical investigation in syncope to identify the cause, including rare conditions associated with risk of sudden cardiac death. So we should be really grateful when we are invited to interpret an ECG while we’re in the middle of six other tasks. The problem with syncope … Continue reading Spot the WOBBLER in syncope!
‘Do what you said you were going to do – the high performance culture of excellence under pressure’ is the title of a talk by General John Jansen, organised by my friend A/Prof Brian Burns on behalf of Sydney University. It will be held on 20 December at 18.00 hrs at the Royal Prince Alfred […]
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 […]
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 […]
Does anyone else use ‘Heelys’ at work? These wheeled shoes are a great way to get around the ED.