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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

Deirdre talks ‘bad blood’ – the complex world of critical care haematology. 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,...


Oct 24, 2016

Mervyn Singer discusses the use of biomarkers in critical care. Multiple biomarkers - physiological, biochemical, biological - can prognosticate early in critical illness, even in the ED. These biomarkers are numerous - lipids, progesterone, troponin, thyroid stimulating hormone, inflammatory cytokines,...


Oct 23, 2016

Jim Manning presents the how and why of adrenaline in cardiac arrest. The use of adrenaline in cardiac arrest resuscitation has been popular since the 1960s. Laboratory studies and anecdotal experience showed improved rates of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) with the use of adrenaline at small dosages. This led...