Low dose special K

Here's a video from Prof Larry Mellick which demostrates the efficacy of low dose Ketamine (as an infusion) for neuropathic pain. Ketamine, for those that who are unaware, can be used for the following purposes quite safely. Here is St Emlyn's view on this.

  • Analgesia
  • RSI (most useful in trauma)
  • Maintenance of sedation (ventilated patients)
  • Procedural sedation (esp for children)

For more of his great videos, go here.

Webucation 14/4/15

The edition of web wisdom encompasses lots of radiology, a smattering od dogma-lysis and even some phramacology. Pls credit the original content creators.

The last link shows us the quality of critical appraising and high level cognitive thought that is out there in the world of FOAM. Long may this continue.

Sonowars form SMACC 2014

For those who love ultrasound and for those who would like to know more about it, here is a very good demonstration on how to make it fun in a conference setting. My old mentor Dr Adrian Goudie and his fellow WA colleague Dr James Rippey team up to "go against" the dynamic duo from http://www.ultrasoundpodcast.com/ .
Thanks to the SMACC organisers who posted this on the web.

SonoWars from Social Media and Critical Care on Vimeo.

Webucation 16/2/15

This edition of web wisdom comes from the domains not just land based radiology and paediatrics but also a gem of a myth-buster from the air. Soeaking of air, LITFL does quick work on something familiar. Pls credit the original content creators when able.
  • Your lungs will no explode - Aeromed myth busting finally

  • The last link is another great piece of dogma lysing which is all too common these days with the advent of sensible, pragmatic studies which are permeating our profession. Long may it continue.