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Inadequate needle thoracostomy rate in the prehospital setting for presumed pneumothorax: an ultrasound study – abstract by Adam THOMPSON Posted Tue 07 Sep 2010 2:27pm I have moved Rogue Medic to EMS Blogs . Also posted over at Rogue Medic and at Research Blogging . Go check out the rest of what is available at EMS Blogs and at Research Blogging. - Over at 510 Medic , there is an interesting abstract of a new article on treatment of tension pneumothorax. Frequency of Inadequate Nee ... Read on »
Trick of the Trade: Don't miss the pneumothorax in needle thoracostomy by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Tue 02 Oct 2012 12:00am A patient arrives in PEA arrest and you note that her left chest has no breath sounds or lung sliding on bedside ultrasound. You suspect a tension pneumothorax. You insert a standard 14g angiocather in the left 2nd intercostal space (ICS). You don't hear a rush of air. The patient's clinical condition deteriorates to impending asystol ... Read on »
Getting medieval: chest spreaders etc. by Jerome M. Posted Thu 05 Jan 2012 6:15pm The holidays have come to an abrupt end, and we’re back in Bethleham. it sounds like Klippity, our year tutor on the ambulance side of things, had an eventful New Year. Aside from all the bog standard drunks the heady mix of alcohol, fireworks and a feverish sending off of the old year makes for some bizarre behaviour. It’s something we’ll be e ... Read on »
Shortness of breath after gunshot wound: can you make the diagnosis? by pathologystudent Posted Thu 12 Sep 2013 1:10pm Today’s post is a very good case presented by Richard Huang, a third-year medical student at St. George’s University.  Reading through this case and thinking about it as you go along is a great way to test your clinical knowledge, as well as your understanding of the underlying pathophysiologic concepts. Thanks, Richard! So without further ado, ... Read on »
Stabbed by InsomniacMedic Posted Fri 28 May 2010 6:38am Needle Thoracocentesis. Try saying that half way through your fourth night shift. Worse still - try doing it when you've only had 10 hours sleep in the last four days. And worst of all, despite being a paramedic for over four years - it's the first one you've ever done. It's not the sort of skill that is either requ ... Read on »
test! by Ditzy Doctor .. Patient Expert Posted Sat 20 Dec 2008 6:43pm i had my end-of-medicine-posting-test on monday this week, which was rather nothing short of traumatic. first of, i had a funky hot russian lady as my tester (who looks fabulous and oozes fabulousness out of every pore! even her clogs were so funky i wanted to faint at her feet), but sadly, i had a hard time understanding her accent. uh oh :( ... Read on »
YAY It's me!!! I am pretty tired... by Emily T. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:32pm YAY It's me!!! I am pretty tired but I just wanted to write a proper update and more importantly say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has sent messages of support to me and my family, we have all been overwhelmed by the hundreds that have been pouring in. It is all a tad surreal, I can’t quite believe that this time last week I was in ICU, w ... Read on »
Bloom's Digital Taxonomy by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Sun 21 Oct 2012 12:00am Have you heard of Bloom's Taxonomy?  As active adult learners, we must be conscientious about the what, how, and why we are reading a piece of literature. Being conscientious makes us more efficient, selective, and critical about what we learn. This in turn will help us to provide better care for our patients, which is after all our ma ... Read on »
Life is truly flying again, and ... by Emily T. Patient Expert Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 11:55pm Life is truly flying again, and I am loving it! Last week myself, Oli and some rather fabulous LLTGL helpers held a talk at the Treasury in Whitehall. It was a fantastic event, organised by their disability committee. We scooted up to London, with me saying “I’ll be a lot calmer when we’re at the station/on the train/at Whitehall/in the main ... Read on »
Life is truly flying again, and ... by Emily T. Patient Expert Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 11:04am Life is truly flying again, and I am loving it! Last week myself, Oli and some rather fabulous LLTGL helpers held a talk at the Treasury in Whitehall. It was a fantastic event, organised by their disability committee. We scooted up to London, with me saying “I’ll be a lot calmer when we’re at the station/on the train/at Whitehall/in the main r ... Read on »