Surviving Sedation Guidelines 2015

Updated format – key points are : – appropriate selection of agent, – use of a validated sedation tool – and managing psych as well as anaesthetic risks For more info, read the KIDocs post ‘Got Droperidol?‘ A handy guide to Psych Sedation is downloadable from SSG2015v6 For more information, see this guideline 140911 – Consensus …

A Practical Approach to C Spines?

For the past few decades, the importance of spinal immobilisation has been emphasised in standard texts, trauma education such as the international Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) & Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) courses and in many emergency medical service (EMS) operating procedures. Such approaches often mandate the universal application of spinal immobilisation to trauma …

Desert Island Airways

Every now and then, discussion amongst clinicians turns to the hypothetical of “what if you were stranded on a desert island?” and then leads into fierce debate on emergency drugs, preferred contents of a doctors bag or various airway devices. Of course all of this is hypothetical – not many of us are going to be stranded, …