A very structured and useful approach to dealing with the undifferentiated comatose patient in the ER. EMCrit´s Scott Weingart interviews neurocritical care heavy-hitter Dr. Eelco Wijdicks of the Mayo Clinic. You can find the podcast here, together with handy show notes. I especially appreciate the focus on the Four Score as an adjunct to the Glasgow Coma… Continue reading EMCrit podcast: Coma By Eelco Wijdicks
A thought provoking take on death by neurological criteria, challenging the traditionally accepted concept of brain death. Listen to the talk from SMACC DUB here.
Listen to Per Bredmose and how to use ketamine. We often use it inhospital in the initially treatment of traumapatients: traumatic brain injury and other injuries, often together with titrated doses of diazepam and fentanyl. Be aware of the sympatomimetic effect and hypertensive episodes in patients with Sah/ aneurysms. Link to the podcast.
Free access to talks from Neurotrauma 2015- the UK’s neurotrauma symposium. Link to their site here. The latest two released are: 1) Peter Hutchinson: Clinical trials in neurotrauma and 2) David Sharp: Secondary injury goes on long after discharge. The next symposium will be 20th October 2016 – details coming soon!
Dr. Mark Wilson is a neurosurgeon and doctor for the Air Ambulance in the UK. Podcast from Smacc Chicago 2015.
By Bill Knight, Smacc Chicago 2015. Listen to the podcast here.
A look into the future. Interesting talk. This talk is from the October 2015 Neurotrauma symposium at the Royal Geographical Society in London.
Excellent talk by Manoj Saxena on traumatic brain injury and temperature control. A useful overview of the available evidence. From SMACC Chicago 2015.
Recently released Podcast by HEFT -EMCast (Heart of England Foundation Trust’s Emergency Department) on status epilepticus. Latest evidence digested and made clinically useful. Special emphasis on early and aggressive treatment for those patients who don´t seem likely to recover after initial first-line management. Largely based on the NICE guidelines from 2012.
“Dry them out”; use glycopyrrolate (no central effects). How to use local anesthetics and more… emcrit.org Listen to the podcast here. EMcrit recommend: Airway Regional Anesthesia for Awake Fiberoptic Intubation, Simmons et al, Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 2002. Read the review article here. Fibreoptic vs videolaryngoscopic (C-MAC(®) D-BLADE) nasal awake intubation under local anesthesia. Kramer et al. Anaesthesia. 2015… Continue reading Awake Intubation Lecture from SMACC