Do We Use A Pre-Intubation Checklist?

Tribal-opening

Back in April, I attended what has been dubbed ‘the greatest medical conference of all time’ by some of the online critical care community – SMACCGold. As expected, the experience was phenomenal. I found myself in an excited frenzy about the career I am lucky enough to find myself persuing – Emergency Medicine. Some of […]

Case 1: Who’s afraid of the big bad Wolff?

big-bad-wolf

The Patient… 21 year old girl. Clean bill of health. 1 hour of unrelenting palpitations that stopped her being able to concentrate on writing her dissertation. On standing to get a cup of tea she feels very dizzy and like she is about to collapse. She lays down and calls for her boyfriend who phones an ambulance. 15 […]