Ethical CPR Decisions

We spend a lot of time thinking about saving lives, and becoming expert at interventions to maximise survival.  But sometimes we need to take a step back and consider why we are doing this… what are the outcomes we would like to achieve for this patient? For this family?  It may be appropriate to set some boundaries of care.  So how do we go about having this discussion with patients and...

June 9th, 2014 by colinparker 

A is for Airway (part 1)

Welcome to our first PEMcast.  It makes sense to start at A… after all, us emergency docs are simple creatures. The usual release format will be 1 episode per fortnight, covering the basics in part 1 and getting a bit more specific and in-depth with part 2 a couple of weeks later.  For the kick-off we thought we’d release part 1 and part 2 of the Airway PEMcast at the same time, this...

June 3rd, 2010 by colinparker