There are at least 1000 cases of severe traumatic brain injury in Australia, each year. This week we get our heads around some recent research.
SCHemergency is an online School of Emergency Medicine, funded by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine’s EMET scheme. It comprises a weekly e-learning series, backed up by a system of simulation training, and covers the breadth of emergency medicine from neonatal resus to surgical airways. Read the latest posts below, or check out the full programme.
Jo Deverill, FACEM
Trauma: you get smashed up. You need a quick fix. You roll into ED …and get hit from all sides in a trauma team pit stop.
This week, we slip into coma. It’s a cornucopia of cephalic catastrophes.
Five penetrating questions – about the pointy end of trauma. Look sharp!
The Oxylog 3000 is a definitive ED workhorse. And although it’s been superseded, it isn’t yet time for it to go to the lasagna factory…
Tragic lessons in Crisis Resource Management: obstetric, maritime and aviation disasters.
Sometimes ENT issues really get up your nose. This week SCHemergency sniffs out some useful solutions.
SCHemergency casts an eye over ophthalmology – and it’s eye popping stuff! The 8-point eye exam, deconstructing a slit lamp, how to use an ophthalmoscope and an i-care tonometer, and the brilliant Exploding Eye Lecture from Tim Root.
SCHemergency takes a look at some cold hard facts: severe hypothermia, the H.E.L.P. position, how to insert an oesophageal probe, and heroic manoeuvres with CVVHDF.
Generally speaking, a patient with abdominal pain does not like a rolling stone. Especially not if it’s stuck in his ureter.