What It Takes To Be At The Cutting Edge

This talk was presented at the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting in Manchester in September 2015. You can download the audio here, listen online here, or find it in iTunes at the RCEM FOAMed Network here. A brief summary of the talk and related references are here.

Dabigatran Reversal Agent – Idarucizumab

Thanks to Rob MacSweeney‘s fantastic Critical Care Reviews I learned of Idarucizumab, a monoclonal antibody fragment that binds the (pesky) anticoagulant dabigatran. Two industry-supported studies this week show rapid, complete reversal of anticoagulation in healthy volunteers(1) and patients who were either bleeding or undergoing procedures(2). The dose given to patients was 5g intravenously. An accompanying […]

Inhaled nitric oxide: a tool for all resuscitationists?

The use of inhaled nitric oxide is established in certain groups of patients: it improves oxygenation (but not survival) in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome(1), and it is used in neonatology for management of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn(2). But it can be applied in other resuscitation settings: in arrested or peri-arrest patients […]

Be Like That Guy – Dr John Hinds

  The critical care and #FOAMed community lost our friend Dr John Hinds a few days ago. We’re in the business of sudden death. As prehospital, emergency, acute medicine and intensive care clinicians, facing the reality of the tragic loss of a living person, loved by their friends and family, is our day job. This […]


Currently the RAGE Podcast site is recovering from a cold, so here are the show notes for the pre-SMACC mini RAGE episode released June 2015. Here is the podcast And here are the references: SMACC Conference It’s a knockout GoodSAM GoodSAM App Oxygen therapy AVOID: Air Versus Oxygen in ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. HOT or […]