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Dec 27, 2016

Your most favorite resuscitation items such as oxygen, bolus epinephrine, intubation and cardioversion may in fact be harmful for the pediatric cardiac patient presenting to the emergency department in extremis. Due to the physiology of certain complex congenital heart diseases, the usual resuscitation maneuvers may...


Dec 26, 2016

Cardiac surgery can vary from being routine elective surgery to time-critical emergency surgery. The term encompasses a broad range of procedures carried out on patients from neonates to nonagenarians. In the 63 years since the first open heart surgery was performed using cardiopulmonary bypass enormous advances...


Dec 25, 2016

The practice of emergency medicine is no longer a one size fits all approach. Furthermore, most of your patients are not usually 'average' as described in journal articles. With more data, newer analytic techniques, and a better understanding of pathologies, we can isolate the exact and most appropriate therapies for...


Dec 22, 2016

When was your last paediatric/neonatal life support course update? Did it include the latest recommendations from the European Resuscitation Council (2015)? NO?! Well, let's have a look at the very latest consensus recommendations for the resuscitation of children in cardiorespiratory arrest and for neonates at birth...


Dec 20, 2016

You owe it to yourself (and to your patients) to learn about burnout and resilience in healthcare workers. This talk aims to be brutally honest, occasional humorous, and quite personal about the speaker's experience and what he learnt along the way. Burnout is shockingly common. Burnout is also bloody important when it...