Airway Plan & Kit Dump

Truth of the matter is that most of the emergencies in my tiny rural hospital ED are relatively straightforward – injured bones, psychiatric emergencies, infections, cardiac conditions and so on.  Every now and then we are challenged with a patient requiring retrieval, but most of those need either meticulous monitoring, inotropic support or transfer to …

Build your own SALAD sim

So ever since an online collaboration with James Du Canto and others in the FOAMed community, I’ve been refining the SALAD sim trainer For those not ‘in the know’ the SALAD technique is designed to manage intubation of the trachea in the face of massive airway contamination e.g. haematemesis or regurgitation of stomach contents Not …

Airway Popups

Just heading home from a whirlwind European trip, ostensibly for the purposes of attending #dasSMACC in Berlin.  I’m proud to have been involved with smacc as speaker, workshop presenter and occasional twitter moderator since inception in Sydney 2013.  It’s cemented itself as the premier conference for critical care and emergency medicine on a global stage …

SALAD on the beach

It’s hotting up ‘down under’ and we are planning to spend summer on the beach as is traditional at Xmas/New Year.  It is going to be a hot one … Adelaide (nearest city) is supposed to be the hottest city in the world for Xmas Day! Meanwhile plans for #DAS smacc airway workshop are shaping …