Hexagonal storm on Saturn’s North Pole

Our solar system is amazing and beautiful and the wondrous discoveries continue. Watch this video from the NY Times on Saturn’s northern storm, shaped like a hexagon and larger than Earth: This line from the video is inspiring: “Rings of ice, in a dancing ribbon of Aurora, sitting smack on top of a six-sided hurricaine. […]

Not Your Average Conference

An amazing conference program, amazing speakers, in an amazing part of the world: Imagine a line-up that includes FOAM Master Joe Lex and Matt & Mike from the Ultrasound Podcast, and it isn’t even a SMACC event! I wish I was going, but I already committed to speaking at a great conference elsewhere! Listen to […]

Profound hypothermia and no ECMO?

Patients in cardiac arrest due to severe hypothermia benefit from extracorporeal rewarming, and it is often recommended that they are treated at centres capable of providing cardiopulmonary bypass or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). But what if they’re brought to a centre that doesn’t have those facilities? If you work in such a centre do you […]

Down with “down” time!

A man in his 40s has a witnessed collapse and CPR is immediately started. Paramedics are on scene within 5 minutes and initiate advanced cardiac life support. He has refractory ventricular fibrillation which degenerates to asystole. He arrives in an emergency department where, with good ongoing CPR, he appears reasonably well perfused and even demonstrates […]