Category: resuscitation

Maestrini, Frank, Starling, Guyton…….and Fluids at St.Emlyn’s

Intravenous fluids are one of the most frequently implemented interventions that we, as doctors, prescribe. We give maintenance fluids (not so frequently in the ED) and we give resuscitation fluids. Recently the results of the

JC: The last breath for apnoeic oxygenation?

Apnoeic oxygenation in emergency intubation in the ED is a concept that has emerged in the past few years and has been promoted by the FOAMed community quite extensively. I have to admit it is

SPLIT trial published. Saline or Plasmalyte on the ICU? St.Emlyn’s

Paul Young aka @DogICUma is releasing the results of the SPLIT trial in Berlin, right now, in Berlin at the European Intensive Care Society meeting. I was lucky enough to meet Paul at SMACC in

Lactate = LactHATE

  Like many others who attended SMACC earlier this year I returned home dazed and confused about the significance of lactate in the septic patient.  So like any good (aspiring to be) evidence-based medicine practitioner,

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Speak Up! Have your say on the NICE guidance for Major Trauma

A draft of the NICE guidance on assessment and management of major trauma was released this morning for stakeholder consultation. If you work in a major trauma centre, in a trauma unit – or in any

JC: EAST – Let’s Be Blunt About ED Thoracotomy

You may have heard it said that the hardest thing about performing a resuscitative thoracotomy is the decision to do it. You may also have heard it said that the above statement is nonsense; that if you

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