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JMO Teaching 02/09/2020

Today in JMO teaching we talked about the management of acute heart failure in the ED, specifically the management of acute pulmonary oedema or “SCAPE” (Sympathetic Crashing Acute Pulmonary Edema). I have attached the clinical vignette, tutorial notes and some

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In-Situ Sim: 16th June 2020

She is unresponsive, hypotensive and tachycardic with a broad, erratic rhythm on the monitor. She subsequently suffers a generalised seizure, following which she becomes apnoeic and arrests into pulseless VT. You commence ALS, successfully resuscitate her with sodium bicarb and

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JMO teaching 19th May 2020

Today Brigitte the palliative care CNC came to talk to us about palliative care services and referral processes in our area, and provide some resources to assist us with having end-of-life conversations and prescribing in palliative care. Main learning points

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In-Situ Sim: 19th May 2020

“A 24 year old Man was brought into ED by ambulance after being found unresponsive at home by his Girlfriend. He had been out with mates the night before and returned in the early morning intoxicated with alcohol and cocaine.

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Massive paracetamol overdose

In Journal Club today we discussed ATOM-2, aka “Massive paracetamol overdose: an observational study of the effect of activated charcoal and increased acetylcysteine dose” Chiew A, Isbister G, Kirby K, Page C, Chan B and Buckley N Clinical Toxicology 2017

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Paediatric Appendicitis Risk Calculator

Journal Club Summary 21/03/2019 Today we talked about paediatric appendicitis scores, appendicitis scores and clinical decision scores and rules in general. The article we looked at was Development and Validation of a Novel Paediatric Appendicitis Risk Calculator (pARC) Kharbanda AB,

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Education Session: Shock

Knowledge Review Quiz here Cases we discussed are here Causes of elevated LACTATES Venue Ultrasound : Auto VTI Demo Femoral vs radial arterial lines, and non-invasive vs invasive BP measurement (PulmCrit): http://emcrit.org/pulmcrit/a-line/ Other references: 1. Perner A, Cecconi M, Cronhjort

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Education Session: Ambu aScope

Here is the pre-reading for the Education Session on the Ambu aScope. Objectives for the session: 1. Indications for endoscopic airway instrumentation (1) looking at airways (eg. burns, FBs, stridor) (2) awake fibreoptic intubation (3) intubation through a supraglottic device

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