Blunt traumatic arrest in kids

Traumatic cardiac arrest outcomes are not great, but they’re not so bad that resuscitation is futile – a subject I’ve ranted about before. The largest study on blunt traumatic arrest in children to date has been published, showing that 340 / 7766 kids without signs of life in the field survived to hospital discharge. Neurological […]

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 […]