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Oct 28, 2016

Where does the abdominal assessment occur when you manage a paediatric trauma patient? Warwick Teague challenges us to stop just leaving it to the paediatric surgeon as he talks us through his approach to the abdomen in a paediatric trauma, including the key aspects of assessment and treatment - so simple, he says, even...


Oct 27, 2016

Neonates are a nightmare.. until you appreciate the physiological transitioning required in the journey from fetal to neonatal state in the big outside world. Learn to understand the challenges faced by not-quite-ready-yet premature babies to those with critical physiology gone wrong and unlock the key to providing...


Oct 25, 2016

Critically ill patients frequently have activation of inflammatory and clotting pathways. These are likely adaptive responses in the human. When they run riot or the fine balance between pro- and anti-inflammatory states is shifted however there can be significant morbidity and mortality. This acronym-busting talk...


Oct 24, 2016

Multiple biomarkers - physiological, biochemical, biological - can prognosticate early in critical illness, even in the ED. This implies the die is already cast (literally as well as figuratively) so we are simply prolonging death is those predetermined to die. We thus need to adopt a completely different strategy for...


Oct 23, 2016

The use of adrenaline in cardiac arrest resuscitation has been advocated since the 1960s. Laboratory studies and anecdotal experience showed improved rates of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) with the use of adrenaline at a dosage of approximately 0.01 mg/kg. This led to the widespread adoption of adrenaline...