HOT trauma course

DESCRIPTION Open to doctors, nurses, paramedics and allied health professionals of all grades. The multidisciplinary single day is built around a case study of a patient cared for throughout all stages of the trauma pathway. Using a combination of lectures, discussion and skills stations, you will learn the importance of reading the scene to support … More HOT trauma course

Emergency thoracotomy – clear head in a stressful situation.

One of the most stressful interventions for every one involved in the ED and the time to keep use a prompt card and live by Kipling’s recommendations: “If you can keep your head when all about you     Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, ………………. If you can fill the unforgiving minute     … More Emergency thoracotomy – clear head in a stressful situation.

Adrenal insufficiency – Hydrocortisone every 6h.

Sometimes it is not the expert patients who know to ask for hydrocortisone that we need to worry about. How many patients on chronic steroid treatment (7.5mg prednisolone or equivalent for 3 weeks or more in the last 3 months) are managed as adrenal insufficiency? Note that hydrocortisone is every 6h – in  a world … More Adrenal insufficiency – Hydrocortisone every 6h.