Welcome to our new blog page.
We will endevour to update this page regularly with links to useful things we have found on the web. All credit is given to the original producers of the material and we are simply trying to spread the word.
First up, lots of tweets regarding the following critical care mind maps. They were produced by Dr Paul Young from Wellington, NZ. They are an excellent revision aid for anyone interested in EM / Crit Care
Anaesthesia Tutorial of The Week
Next up, the most recent edition of the excellent Anaesthesia Tutorial of the week is in on thromboprophylaxis. It is dated December 2011 and so a new tutorial will be available shortly 244-Thromboprophylaxis-part-2.
Edit: A new case has just been posted on URTI and paediatric anaesthesia here 246-Upper-Respiratory-Tract-Infection-and-Paediatric-Anaesthesia
The Anaesthesia TOTW page can be accessed here: http://totw.anaesthesiologists.org/category/atotw/
The NCEPOD report entitled ‘ Knowing the risk’ looked at 30 day outcomes in adult patients undergoing elective and emergency surgery. It can be accessed here http://www.ncepod.org.uk/2011poc.htm and the RCOA response can be seen here http://www.rcoa.ac.uk/docs/Response_Risk.pdf
Some of you may or may not be aware of the campaign to establish sepsis as a clinical priority for the goverment. http://www.survivesepsis.org/# Is hosting a petition looking for 100,000 signatures. It only takes 30 seconds and could help save thousands of lives by implementing some simple measures. It is probably worth all of us passing on the message of the ‘Sepsis Six’ to our non critical care colleagues also.
One of my favourite on line resources is Life in the fastlane (LITFL). Here is an excellent resource on intraosseous access, something which we probably use less than we should. http://lifeinthefastlane.com/2011/03/seizing-and-no-access/
The British Heart Foundation have recruited Vinnie Jones to teach people CPR. Check out the video below
I used to believe that ‘Sux rocked and Roc Sucks’ but when dealing with patients in the emergency room (or prehospital) I am no longer really sure. After all are we going to wake any of these patients up in a CICV scenario. Certainly prehospital the answer is no. This excellent video is a couple of years old but I think it gives us all food for though.
That’s all for now. If you see anything you think should appear here, drop us a line on twitter @gasclass