Here's a look at some of the papers that caught our eye this month. We cover the best way to diagnose heart failure, the risks associated with hyperopia and the utility of ETCO2. Take the time to have a look at the papers yourself and leave any feed back or comments at the bottom of the page, enjoy!
So in this short podcast we're going to run over the summary of recommendations just published by the British Thoracic Society and the Intensive Care society on the Ventilatory Management of Acute Hypercapnia Respiratory Failure in Adults. This isn't in anyway intended as a replacement for reading the document itself so please make sure you take the time to do that.
Needle decompression of a pneumothorax is a time critical and life saving procedure. Classical teaching is to perform this in the 2nd ICS midclavicular line but is this the easiest and most effective place to perform it?
In this podcast I speak with Zaf Qasim, an EM physician in the US about the topic and the underpinning EBM. Below are some of the papers we'll be discussing. Enjoy!
This month we're looking at the JAMA paper on the new sepsis definitions, adverse event rates in ED sedation, interventional treatment for the over 80's with ACS and more!
A look at the headlines from the newly released guidance from NICE. Some bits of this may prove tricky to implement with current systems including the time to RSI....
We talk through some core content on epilepsy, some algorithims for treatment, some of the evidence base that surrounds the topic and some of the difficulties surrounding decision making
Welcome to February's papers of the month. This time we're talking about decompressing tension pneumothoraces, nasal oxygenation, prognosis of cardiac arrest with respect to duration and more!
Rob Fenwick talks us through some key points regarding anaphylaxis and some recent literature which may be a surprise regarding biphasic reactions, enjoy!
Here are the papers that caught our eye this month including direct vs video laryngoscopy, ultrasound for shortness of breath, ecg findings in PE and more!