Come to Critical Care Collaborative 2018!
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog This is a guest post by Diane Kelly, Intensivist and Educator at Epworth Healthcare, Melbourne. The Critical Care Collaborative is a one-day conference with contemporary updates in Critical Care, delivered by entertaining engaging speakers, aimed at Intensive Care Registrars and Nurses…. why spend time searching for information when someone can just tell you about it? This year we are covering a very broad range of topics from Organ Donation and Obstetric ICU, ...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - July 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Chris Nickson Tags: Conference critical care collaborative diane kelly Source Type: blogs

LITFL Review 340
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Welcome to the 340th LITFL Review! Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chunk of FOAM. Readers can subscribe to LITFL review RSS or LITFL review EMAIL subscription The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week Skeptic&r...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - July 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marjorie Lazoff, MD Tags: LITFL review LITFL R/V Source Type: blogs

Tropical Travel Trouble 010 Fever, Arthralgia and Rash
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka Tropical Travel Trouble 010 Peer Reviewer: Dr Jennifer Ho, ID physician QLD, Australia You are an ED doc working in Perth over schoolies week. An 18 yo man comes into ED complaining of fever, rash a “cracking headache” and body aches. He has just hopped off the plane from Bali where he spent the last 2 weeks partying, boozing and running amok. He got bitten by “loads” of mosquitoes because he forgot to take insect repellent. On e...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - July 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Amanda McConnell Tags: Clinical Cases Tropical Medicine arthralgia dengue fever rash Source Type: blogs

Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 244
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 244 Readers can subscribe to FFFF RSS or subscribe to the FFFF weekly EMAIL Question 1 What is the Mandela effect? + Reveal the funtabulous answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet1389692297'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink1389692297')) ...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - July 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neil Long Tags: Frivolous Friday Five Adolphe Collin Bix rule dog star fever Dr Harold Bix Dr John Jay Osborn facial goniometer Flutter Homer hypothermia J wave malaria Mandela effect Osborn Wave Source Type: blogs

MRaCC Alice Springs – a retrieval experience like no other!
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog This is a guest post by Dr Michelle Withers (@desertoak), emergency physician at Alice Springs Hospital On February 12th, 2018, a new and completely unique service went live in Alice Springs – the Medical Retrieval and Consultation Centre (MRaCC). The Central Australian Retrieval service has been operating from the Alice Springs Hospital in conjunction with RFDS in various guises for many years, and we were first accredited for training in 2006. We already consi...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - July 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Chris Nickson Tags: Emergency Medicine Pre-hospital / Retrieval Alice Springs medical retrieval and consultation centre michelle withers MRaCC Source Type: blogs

LITFL Review 339
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Welcome to the 339th LITFL Review! Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chunk of FOAM. Readers can subscribe to LITFL review RSS or LITFL review EMAIL subscription The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week First10EM...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - July 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marjorie Lazoff, MD Tags: LITFL review LITFL R/V Source Type: blogs

Tropical Travel Trouble 009 Humongous HIV Extravaganza
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka Tropical Travel Trouble 009 The diagnosis of HIV is no longer fatal and the term AIDS is becoming less frequent. In many countries, people with HIV are living longer than those with diabetes. This post will hopefully teach the basics of a complex disease and demystify some of the potential diseases you need to consider in those who are severely immunosuppressed. While trying to be comprehensive this post can not be exhaustive (as you can imagine any patient with ...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - July 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Amanda McConnell Tags: Clinical Cases Tropical Medicine AIDS art cryptococcoma cryptococcus HIV HIV1 HIV2 PEP PrEP TB toxoplasma tuberculoma Source Type: blogs

Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 243
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 243 Readers can subscribe to FFFF RSS or subscribe to the FFFF weekly EMAIL Question 1 [real case] – A 12 year old boy is brought in by his mother with concerns about fatigue, increasing shortness of breath on exertion, easily bruising, swollen gum...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - July 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark Corden Tags: Frivolous Friday Five Chang Bunker Darier sign Elizabeth Blackwell Eng Bunker leonardo da vinci macrocytosis Neymar Of the heart scurvy Siamese twins vitamin C Source Type: blogs

Medmastery: Defibrillation
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog The team at Medmastery are providing LITFL readers with a series of FOAMed courses from across their website. This video from the ICD Essentials course looks at how defibrillation treats ventricular fibrillation, and ventricular tachycardia, where ATP has been unsuccessful. Further reading: LITFL Medmastery Courses Medmastery on Facebook and Twitter Guest post: Kristian Webb. Board-certified devices specialist from London. Author and cardiology education en...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - July 4, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: sabrine Tags: Medmastery defibrillation FOAMed ICD ventricular tachycardia Source Type: blogs

Top Online ECG Courses
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Difficult to master (and even harder to teach), the area of ECG interpretation has spawned an entire learning industry devoted to the topic. We take a Google deep dive to evaluate you 17 of the the best #FOAMed and paid ECG courses available online. ECG Course selection criteria Inclusion criteria: The ECG course had to be in the English language readily accessible online, without requiring a formal application process found within the first 50 organic Google sear...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - July 3, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael Connelly Tags: ECG Education Review Website ECG Academy ECG Course ECG Course online EKG medmastery Medvarsity Top 10 Source Type: blogs

LITFL Review 338
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Welcome to the 338th LITFL Review! Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chunk of FOAM. Readers can subscribe to LITFL review RSS or LITFL review EMAIL subscription The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week Josh Fark...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - July 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marjorie Lazoff, MD Tags: Education LITFL review Source Type: blogs

Mastering Intensive Care 032 with Kate Harding
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Kate Harding – Losing Richard: What can we learn from her intensivist husband’s shocking death? What is it like to witness an intensivist struggle? And what can we learn from the shocking death of an intensivist? This special Mastering Intensive Care episode is on a difficult and important topic. Rather than focusing on bringing our best selves to work, the focus of this episode is the ultimate tragedy of our profession, doctor suicide. I warn you that th...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 27, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andrew Davies Tags: Mastering Intensive Care Andrew Davies doctor intensivist Kate Harding Mental Health Richard Harding suicide Source Type: blogs

Medmastery: Anti-tachycardia pacing
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog The team at Medmastery are providing LITFL readers with a series of FOAMed courses from across their website. Exploring the ICD Essentials course, today’s video looks at cardioversion of ventricular tachycardia using anti-tachycardia pacing (ATP). Further reading: LITFL Medmastery Courses Medmastery on Facebook and Twitter Guest post: Kristian Webb. Board-certified devices specialist from London. Author and cardiology education enthusiast. &ldquo...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 26, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: sabrine Tags: Medmastery anti-tachycardia pacing ATP FOAMed ventricular tachycardia Source Type: blogs

LITFL Review 337
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Welcome to the 337th LITFL Review! Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chunk of FOAM. Readers can subscribe to LITFL review RSS or LITFL review EMAIL subscription The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week EM Cases ...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marjorie Lazoff, MD Tags: LITFL review LITFL R/V Source Type: blogs

Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 242
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 242. Readers can subscribe to FFFF RSS or subscribe to the FFFF weekly EMAIL Question 1 Is stuttering more common in boys or girls? Reveal Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet85544164'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink85544164')) Boys. W...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 22, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark Corden Tags: Frivolous Friday Five ASS Austin flint austin flint murmur botulism botulus breath sounds broncho-vesicular King George VI sausage stuttering TLA TOF tonsil guillotine Source Type: blogs

Meet Mr Miyagi of ECGs – Melbourne September 2018
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog For the 3rd year running and return of Professor Amal Mattu (Mr Miyagi of ECGs), Melbourne is hosting another jam packed Emergency Cardiology Update, on the 8th and 9th of September 2018. Who’s going to be there? A line up of cardiology heavy weights! First Professor Amal Mattu whose relentless teaching of cardiology has earnt him numerous awards including the national educator of the year award and in 2013 ACEP’s highest honour for teaching, the &l...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 21, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neil Long Tags: Conference Amal Mattu Emergency Cardiology melbourne Source Type: blogs

Medmastery: Qualifying for an ICD
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog The team at Medmastery are providing LITFL readers with a series of FOAMed courses from across their website. Looking at the ICD Essentials course today, with a video exploring the medical conditions that qualify a patient for an ICD implant, and the difference between primary and secondary prevention. Further reading: LITFL Medmastery Courses Medmastery on Facebook and Twitter Guest post: Kristian Webb. Board-certified devices specialist from London. Autho...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 21, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: sabrine Tags: Medmastery FOAMed ICD pacemaker Source Type: blogs

Illustrated Guide to ECG Interpretation
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Book Review: Sparkson’s Illustrated Guide to ECG Interpretation Everything you need for easy ECG interpretation! Packed with vital information, Sparkson’s Illustrated Guide to ECG Interpretation is an electrocardiography reference unlike any other. The book’s format is both innovative and captivating, ensuring that readers retain a wealth of practical knowledge for accurate ECG interpretation. With crystal-clear text and incredibly entertaining illu...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lowri Bowen Tags: Book Review ECG interpretation Jorge Muniz Sparkson Source Type: blogs

ACEM 2018 ASM Perth
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Come and join us at the largest annual Emergency medicine conference in the Southern Hemisphere – the ACEM ASM 2018 scientific meeting is being held in Perth, 18-22 November 2018 The theme for this years conference is ‘Emergency Medicine – On the Edge’ and has 4 awesome keynote Speakers ANZ legends Dr Martin Than from Christchurch and Assoc Prof Anna Holdgate from Sydney. International heavyweights – Dr Ken Milne of thesgem.com and Batdo...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Peter Allely Tags: Conference ACEM ACEM ASM 2018 perth Source Type: blogs

Button Battery Update
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Button battery ingestion is one of the leading causes of death in paediatric poisoning and this has sharply risen from 2016 despite manufacturing warnings and the addition of tape to cover the negative side (not very useful once you’ve removed that to place it in your device). See Poison.org for more statistics. What makes button battery ingestion more frightening is the fact that the ingestion may go unwitnessed, the child may have vague symptoms like &lsq...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neil Long Tags: Toxicology and Toxinology button battery tox library toxicology library Source Type: blogs

How to Be Kind
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog I seem to constantly skirt trouble. Writing and medicine are fractious bedfellows – a marriage not always congenial. On one hand, to write well, to truly produce good work, you have to crack yourself open and claw out the truth for examination in the light. No fluffing around, avoiding the difficult topics. No wilful blindness to your own biases. No doing stuff to be liked. No pretence. Writing about medicine, on the other, requires a good deal of restraint &nda...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michelle Johnston Tags: 'How to...' series. An Instruction manual for those in Critical Care How to Be Kind Source Type: blogs

LITFL Review 336
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Welcome to the 336th LITFL Review! Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chunk of FOAM. Readers can subscribe to LITFL review RSS or LITFL review EMAIL subscription The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week Jonny Wil...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marjorie Lazoff, MD Tags: LITFL review LITFL R/V Source Type: blogs

Tropical Travel Trouble 008 Total TB Extravaganza
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka Tropical Travel Trouble 008 Peer Reviewer Dr McBride ID physician, Wisconsin TB affects 1/3rd of the population and one patient dies every 20 seconds from TB. Without treatment 50% of pulmonary TB patients will be dead in 5 years. In low to middle income countries both TB and HIV can be ubiquitous, poor compliance can lead to drug resistance and malnourished infants are highly susceptible. TB can be very complex and this post will hopefully give you the backbone t...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neil Long Tags: Clinical Cases Tropical Medicine Genexpert meningitis TB TB meningitis Tuberculosis Source Type: blogs

Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 241
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 241. Readers can subscribe to FFFF RSS or subscribe to the FFFF weekly EMAIL Question 1 Which family shares 4 Nobel prizes? A Nobel prize between wife and husband, followed by a second prize for the wife and a later prize to their daughter. Reveal Answer ...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neil Long Tags: Frivolous Friday Five battle of troy burkholderia mallei cannabis cirrhosis CPR greek soldiers irene joliot-curie kiss of life marie curie moroccan fishermen nobel prize peter safar pierre curie pseudomonas mallei Rene Laenne Source Type: blogs

Medmastery: ICD vs brady pacemaker
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog The team at Medmastery are providing LITFL readers with a series of FOAMed courses from across their website. For the next few weeks, we’ll be posting videos from the ICD Essentials course. Today’s video explores the Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD), and how they differ from brady pacemakers. Further reading: LITFL Medmastery Courses Medmastery on Facebook and Twitter Guest post: Kristian Webb. Board-certified devices specialist...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: sabrine Tags: Medmastery FOAMed ICD Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator pacemaker Source Type: blogs

The ‘ Safe Container ’ Rules, OK?
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog This blogpost was originally published as a PDF supplement on the Simulation Podcast back in December 2017, as part of their monthly Journal Club. I highly recommend reading the journal club summary and listening to the podcast at Simulcast Journal Club Podcast 10 & November Wrap. This blogpost discusses the seminal simulation article: Rudolph JW, Raemer DB, Simon R. Establishing a safe container for learning in simulation: the role of the presimulation br...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Chris Nickson Tags: Education Dan Raemer Jenny Rudolph Prebrief psychological safety Robert Simon Safe Container simulation SimulationPodcast.com Source Type: blogs

Mastering Intensive Care 031 with Jean Louis Vincent
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Is your ward round stimulating and educational? Do you help learning by creating debates on the ward round for and against the simple interventions we use? In this week’s episode, Belgian intensivist, Professor Jean-Louis Vincent describes what happens in his ICU, on a daily basis, and indeed on the ward rounds. He tells us how he enjoys going several times a day to see what is happening in his ICU, the schedule of ward rounds there, the importance of a single ...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andrew Davies Tags: Mastering Intensive Care Andrew Davies Jean Louis Vincent Source Type: blogs

LITFL Review 335
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Welcome to the 335th LITFL Review! Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chunk of FOAM. Readers can subscribe to LITFL review RSS or LITFL review EMAIL subscription The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week Can a slo...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marjorie Lazoff, MD Tags: LITFL review LITFL R/V Source Type: blogs

Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 240
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 240. Readers can subscribe to FFFF RSS or subscribe to the FFFF weekly EMAIL Question 1 Colonial India, under British rule may seem a strange place for medical ethics but during this time the ‘Cobra effect’ was observed. What is the Cobra effe...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neil Long Tags: Frivolous Friday Five advert aortic stenosis body slam cobra effect edgar allan poe informed consent toothpaste tradus et parvus wrestling Source Type: blogs

Medmastery: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog The team at Medmastery are providing LITFL readers with a series of FOAMed courses from across their website. Looking at acute respiratory distress syndrome today with a video from the Mechanical Ventilation Essentials course exploring the most common oxygenation and ventilation complications associated with ARDS.   Further reading: LITFL Medmastery Courses Medmastery on Facebook and Twitter Guest post: Josh Cosa, MA, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, RCP...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: sabrine Tags: Education Medmastery acute respiratory distress syndrome ARDS josh cosa Source Type: blogs

How to Read an ECG
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Interpreting ECG’s is trickier than you think. One must have a system, preferably one that will stand up to the pummel of ED situations and environmental influences: time pressures, incomplete information, typhoons, that sort of thing. The technique I employ has been honed over years of having a handful of seconds to come up with a germane and reasonably firmish electrocardiographic diagnosis. Mostly ECGs can be read by skidding; skimming the page with one of th...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michelle Johnston Tags: 'How to...' series. An Instruction manual for those in Critical Care Literary Medicine ECG Source Type: blogs

LITFL Review 334
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Welcome to the 334th LITFL Review! Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chunk of FOAM. Readers can subscribe to LITFL review RSS or LITFL review EMAIL subscription The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week Don&rsquo...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 4, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marjorie Lazoff, MD Tags: LITFL review LITFL R/V Source Type: blogs

Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 239
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 239. Readers can subscribe to FFFF RSS or subscribe to the FFFF weekly EMAIL Question 1 Who said ”My life is in the hands of any rascal who chooses to annoy or tease me” and why? Reveal Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet893176150'));e...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neil Long Tags: Frivolous Friday Five angina Chatham House Rule James Harrison john hunter Kehoe principle Michael Jackson resurrection men Source Type: blogs

Mastering Intensive Care 030 with Francesca Rubulotta
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Clinical simplicity, passionate leadership and educational innovation In this week’s episode, you’ll hear an invigorating conversation with Francesca Rubulotta. This power-packed, enthusiastic, passionate, water polo-playing, Italian doctor, now living and working in London, UK, is seriously ambitious to help patients other than those in her ICU, mostly by advancing education using technological innovation. Francesca is a Consultant and Honorary Senior Cl...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - May 30, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andrew Davies Tags: Mastering Intensive Care Andrew Davies educational innovation Francesca Rubulotta leadership Source Type: blogs

Medmastery: Alveolar disease
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog The team at Medmastery are providing LITFL readers with a series of FOAMed courses from across their website. Today we’re again looking at the Mechanical Ventilation Essentials course with a video offering key observations related to managing ventilated patients with airway disease and/or alveolar disease. Further reading: LITFL Medmastery Courses Medmastery on Facebook and Twitter Guest post: Josh Cosa, MA, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, RCP. Registered respirat...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - May 30, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: sabrine Tags: Medmastery alveolar josh cosa mechanical ventilation Source Type: blogs

LITFL Review 333
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Welcome to the 333rd LITFL Review! Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chunk of FOAM. Readers can subscribe to LITFL review RSS or LITFL review EMAIL subscription The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week This is a...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - May 27, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marjorie Lazoff, MD Tags: LITFL review LITFL R/V Source Type: blogs

Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 238
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 238. Readers can subscribe to FFFF RSS or subscribe to the FFFF weekly EMAIL Question 1: What ‘club-shaped’ organism, the cause of a ‘leathery’ disease, killed about 4000 people in the former Soviet states between 1991 and 1996? + ...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - May 24, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neil Long Tags: Frivolous Friday Five burns diphtheria dusky arion Facial Fractures glue healing heart surgery le fort Le Fort I Le Fort II Le Fort III Selfitis slug Source Type: blogs

Eponymythology: Second-degree AV block
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Eponyms can be confusing and open to misinterpretation. By plotting the historical course of their folksonomic semantic derivation we gain a deeper understanding of the condition, the authors and the eponym. We review the early development of arrhythmia recording and the contributions of Luciani, Galabin, Gaskell, Wenckebachh, Hay and Mobitz to the current terminology associated with the categorization of Second-degree Atrioventricular block Current terminology Mob...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - May 24, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ben Mackenzie Tags: Eponymythology Atrioventricular block AV block Galabin Gaskell Hay Hay AV Block Luciani Mobitz Second-degree wenckebach Wenckebach AV Block Source Type: blogs

Medmastery: Volume vs Pressure Control
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog The team at Medmastery are providing LITFL readers with a series of FOAMed courses from across their website. Today we explore the Mechanical Ventilation Essentials course with a video explaining why volume control is the preferred initial type of ventilation. Further reading: LITFL Medmastery Courses Medmastery on Facebook and Twitter Guest post: Josh Cosa, MA, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, RCP. Registered respiratory therapist and respiratory care practitioner, Cl...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - May 23, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: sabrine Tags: Education josh cosa mechanical ventilation Source Type: blogs

LITFL Review 332
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Welcome to the 332nd LITFL Review! Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chunk of FOAM. Readers can subscribe to LITFL review RSS or LITFL review EMAIL subscription The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week Pulmonary...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - May 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marjorie Lazoff, MD Tags: LITFL review LITFL R/V Source Type: blogs

Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 237
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 237. Readers can subscribe to FFFF RSS or subscribe to the FFFF weekly EMAIL Question 1: Who wrote a treatise on appendicitis in 1889? + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet1042482996'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetli...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - May 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neil Long Tags: Frivolous Friday Five APGAR appendicitis Auenbrugger Cadium cataracts Charles McBurney finger prints identical twins Josef Leopold Auenbrugger von Auenbrugger percussion smoking virginia apgar Source Type: blogs

Medmastery: AC/SIMV modes
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog The team at Medmastery are providing LITFL readers with a series of FOAMed courses from across their website. Checking out the Mechanical Ventilation Essentials course today with a video exploring assist control (AC) and synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation (SIMV) modes on a ventilator. Further reading: LITFL Medmastery Courses Medmastery on Facebook and Twitter Guest post: Josh Cosa, MA, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, RCP. Registered respiratory therapist...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - May 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: sabrine Tags: Education Medmastery mechanical ventilation Source Type: blogs

How to be The Shop Floor Clinician
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Once in a while we don’t have to be Epic. We can be a plain worker bee, low ranking, mission brown, a serf. We are permitted to hitch up our strides like peasants, and get on with the business of hoeing through the garden of the unwell. Such freedom, you say. None of the high-level responsibility of being in charge of the department. No duty phone. No behaving like an epileptic desperado when asked to go to a flow meeting. Just good, honest toil. I’ve been...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - May 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michelle Johnston Tags: Literary Medicine How to be Shop Floor Shop Floor Clinician Source Type: blogs

Jellybean 94 with Salim Rezaie – Teaching teachers about teaching
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Teaching teachers about teaching; lets get super-meta. The Teaching Co-Op. (The event formerly known as The Teaching Course.) It’s in Alcatraz, Brisbane and Copenhagen. It’s in Melbourne, Manchester and Manila. I’d be exhausted just thinking about it if it didn’t sound like so much fun. Salim Rezaie is a softly spoken, erudite, talented attention avoider. He wants to credit someone else, he wants you to be happy, he wants to perfect the nex...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - May 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Doug Lynch Tags: JellyBean salim rezaie Teaching Co-op Source Type: blogs

ANZICS Safety & Quality Conference 2018 and Feedback in the Workplace
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog The next ANZICS Safety & Quality Conference is coming… This year’s ANZICS Safety & Quality Conference will take place from 30 – 31 July 2018 in Melbourne. Australia and New Zealand have been world leaders in the conception and promulgation of the Rapid Response System (RRS) model of care. An impressive scientific program has been developed which will explore Rapid Response Team Training, Rapid Response Teams in specific areas and explo...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - May 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Chris Nickson Tags: Conference Education Intensive Care ANZICS Safety & Quality Conference Feedback interprofessional learning in the workplace rapid response systems rapid response teams Source Type: blogs

LITFL Review 331
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Welcome to the 331st LITFL Review! Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chunk of FOAM. Readers can subscribe to LITFL review RSS or LITFL review EMAIL subscription The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week One of th...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - May 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marjorie Lazoff, MD Tags: LITFL review LITFL R/V Source Type: blogs

Those we carry
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog “All of us have our own burdens, names chiselled on our hearts. We carry their bodies in silence. We carry them alone, refusing to cry. We hold them close, and keep the living at arm’s length. We shouldn’t carry these bodies alone–just as no one should ever die alone. “Lay us down,” they would tell us. Breathe deep. Hear them whisper. They want us to carry them home—carry them home, and then let them go. They didn’t die...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - May 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Chris Nickson Tags: Guest Post Medical career Work Life Balance Burnout Death doctor nurse suicide those we carry Source Type: blogs

Mastering Intensive Care 029 with Claire Davies
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Listen to our intensive care nurses This week was International Nurses Week, which culminated in International Nurses Day on Saturday May 12th, the date on which Florence Nightingale was born. To celebrate this, my special guest this week is an intensive care nurse, Claire Davies. Claire is my wife. To me, she is intelligent, caring, kind and compassionate, as both a nurse and a person. So after struggling for a while with the choice of who I should have as my first ...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - May 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andrew Davies Tags: Mastering Intensive Care Andrew Davies claire davies ICU nurses intensive care nurses Source Type: blogs

Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 236
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 236. Readers can subscribe to FFFF RSS or subscribe to the FFFF weekly EMAIL Question 1: You see a patient who has returned from Uganda complaining of pain in his arm whenever he turns the key. What is the diagnosis? + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer expand...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - May 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neil Long Tags: Frivolous Friday Five African Trypanosomiasis amblygeusia Cabot's rings Darwin award dengue fever Jean Francois Kerandel Kerandel's sign Kerandel's symptom male idiot theory MIT sleeping sickness Tourniquet test Source Type: blogs

The trouble with M & Ms
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog The widespread acceptance of cognitive bias theory, self-reflection and mindful practice can, in the absence of an equal weighting in systems-thinking training, lead to the notion that most errors are the result of individual failings. This self-recrimination can be compounded by ‘traditionally’ run M&Ms. How do we move away from the old “name/blame/shame/train” cycle of M&Ms? Smarter people than me out of Canada and Sydney have been th...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - May 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: George Douros Tags: Administration Emergency Medicine error george douros improvement M&Ms Source Type: blogs