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The black swan theory describes rare events beyond the realm of normal expectation. We use ketamine on a daily basis, but are there any circumstances in which ketamine simply will NOT work? This interesting case report by an Ex-Sydney HEMS physician Daniel … Continue reading
One of our own Sydney HEMS physicians is an extreme environment and mountain medicine expert – Dr Yashvi Wilamasena. Yash, as he is known to his mates, plans to reach the summit of Everest in the near future. In preparation … Continue reading
Written by Phil Webster. Posted by Kariem. A decade ago simulation was a small part of the learning sphere but in the modern day of medical education it is now becoming commonplace and a somewhat essential part of training. With its … Continue reading
See one, do one, teach one: the traditional medical training paradigm. Although we have now evolved to deliver safer patient care than this, the emphasis on visual-methods for learning has been present from days yonder. SEE one. With the advent … Continue reading
The 1970s were a dark time for ketamine use in patients with intracranial pathology. In patients with non-traumatic lesions, ketamine was suggested to increase intracranial pressure (ICP) using various markers as end-points to suggest this (see references below). Although this … Continue reading
The latest CGD saw us look at all things airway. With some scary case-based discussions, excellent debate, a great presentation on the NAP4 findings and a simulation that would make the most senior anaesthetist experience code brown moments, the Sydney … Continue reading