Airway Classics – A Love Supreme?

Many people are eagerly awaiting the release of the new Difficult Airway Society UK (DAS UK) guidelines, in the wake of their recent Annual Scientific Meeting. Some recommendations are available HERE and include : acceptance of gentle mask ventilation during RSI use of videolaryngoscopy as an option in initial intubation plan apnoeic diffusion oxygenation didactic …

Keeping it all together…

Like most clinicians, my time spent in anaesthesia drilled me in the importance of performing routine pre-anaesthetic machine checks, of keeping the workspace tidy and paying meticulous attention to detail. ‘ These lessons translate well into other areas of practice – at the start of every on call period in emergency, I check the resus …

Rural Prehospital Care Survey

The phrase “critical illness does not respect geography” is often quoted, reflecting the fact that mishap can affect anyone, anytime, anywhere. We are lucky to have excellent tertiary level emergency departments & intensive care units in Australia to deliver specialist care. Developments such as FOAMed help to narrow the knowledge-translation gap from publication to practice. …

Are you a Good Samaritan?

I am sure everyone is familiar with the parable of the ‘Good Samaritan’. But consider this scenario : It’s been a busy day. On the way home you notice a small knot of people gathered around a middle-aged person, prostrate on the pavement. The bystanders look uncertain of what to do. Do you stop and …