Here’s an eloquent reflection on why many of my colleagues do our job;
Remember this post ? Everyone who has anything to do with airway management should be familiar with the Elaine Bromiley case.
How could things have been different ? Take a look at a teamwork in emergency airway management;
So, it turns out that there are a couple of theories as to how external compressions make the blood go around;
The literature suggests that sepsis in older adults (> 64) is harder to spot – this is a good explanation;
Sadly, it seems that many in healthcare have lost colleagues – this post from LITFL reminded me to pause and reflect; we spend immense amounts of effort looking after others and sometimes forget about ourselves or those around us.
Tragic outcome during a routine transfer – keep this in mind the next time you are changing fluid;
If you’re thinking that your patients needs to be needle decompressed, the 5th intercostal space might be a better bet for 22-50% of trauma patients because of chest wall thickness..