Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.
Monthly Archives: April 2012
Clam shell thoracotomy – Indications and outcomes Case: A multiple gun shot wound victim was found at the roadside barely conscious. He was intubated, ventilated and given bilateral thoracostomies by our HEMS crew. He went into cardiac arrest and so … Continue reading
Succinylcholine and the hemiplegic patient (This is a follow-up post to a previous blog regarding Suxamethonium and neurological disorders). The hemiplegic patient does indeed present a risk. There are a number of case reports of stroke patients arresting on the … Continue reading
Suxamethonium and neurological disorders Case: A relatively innocuous case concerning the transportation of a Parkinson’s disease1 sufferer lead onto that age-old discussion about our old friend the depolarising neuromuscular blocker2 and which weird and wonderful neurological or neuomuscular problems it could or … Continue reading
Analgesia for the head injured patient Case: A young adult attempted hanging victim with a decreased GCS was intubated and ventilated at a referring hospital. He required interhospital retrieval to a tertiary care facility. On arrival the team noted the patient … Continue reading
Quetiapine Overdose Case: A young adult male was found comatosed after suspected overdose. His regular medications included quetiapine. He required interhospital retrieval to a tertiary care facility. He was intubated and ventilated but required only minimal sedation. Challenge: To discover … Continue reading