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Mar 30, 2017

Patients with TBI (traumatic brain injury) often have concomitant systemic injuries that complicate the management of the TBI. How does the practitioner balance the needs of the hypotensive resuscitation with CPP? How does ICP affect emergent operative needs? Thoracic injuries complicate cerebral oxygenation -...


Mar 28, 2017

Jo Anna Leuck discusses how to learn from error in paediatric sepsis.

Rory was a healthy 12-year-old boy, known for his smile and for standing up for others. A simple fall during basketball practice caused an abrasion on his arm. This is the suspected beginning of a cascade of events that led to his death from...


Mar 28, 2017

Describing the importance of patient handover and the critical time when the pre-hospital practitioner will give this information to the receiving hospital staff. Using an analogy of the characters that appear in cowboy films, the preacher stands out as one who usually plays a small but significant role in getting his...


Mar 27, 2017

Simon Finfer explains the future of sepsis treatment focusing on life after surviving sepsis.

Sepsis is the life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to an infection damages its own tissues and organs. It can lead to shock, failure of multiple organs, and death.

Organ failure and death are more...


Mar 26, 2017

Alistair Nichol explains the use of hypothermia in the treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI).

TBI is a major cause of mortality and long-term morbidity. It leads to terrible outcomes and is a major cause of health burden across the globe.

Prophylactic hypothermia presents a promising treatment to address this hidden...