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Coda Change

Nov 29, 2016

In this talk I will summarize the pearls, pitfalls, and lessons shared by leaders in my own life, both inside and outside of medicine. In my experience, leadership is not a particularly male or female quality. It is a trait of an individual. Individuals tend to dichotomize into leaders and into followers. And people...


Nov 28, 2016

Medical journals have many possible functions, but the main one for most is publishing science. They are actually better at campaigning and agenda setting, rather like the mass media. Journals are now beset with problems, including failing to include data, publishing lots of poor quality material, being slow to...


Nov 27, 2016

Sepsis is incredibly dangerous for our patients and very topical in ICU and Emergency. In intensive care and emergency medicine we rightly dissect and discuss extensively how best to resuscitate patients, Airway, Breathing, Circulation – the ABC! Our training focuses on the urgency and adequacy of resuscitation and...


Nov 22, 2016

Inhaled nitric oxide, iNO, is usefull for retrieval and transport of the critical respiratory failure patient. Also, there is a well documented role in the retrieval of the newborn with pulm HT, PPHN or resp failure. Its used in retrieval as well as...


Nov 21, 2016

In Critical Care we deal with death on a regular basis and although it seems an ‘on or off’ issue where you are either dead or you are not, nothing is more true. Not only physicians but scientists, philosophers, writers and theologians have been debating about the subject for as long as we have become aware of the...