Fact Sheets

I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to know all of the below inside out.

NB. Facts Sheets are designed to be viewed on Word and edited by yourself to suit your needs. They may open looking strange on the default iPad or iPhone viewer, and I suggest you open them in Word on those devices as they will then open normally. 



Malignant Hyperthermia

Non Invasive Ventilation

Paediatric Resuscitation

Paralysis Drugs

Procedural Sedation

Rapid Sequence Intubation

Adult Resuscitation

Sedation Drugs


IV fluids



Resuscitation SAQ’s


Clearly there are resuscitation MCQ’s and VAQ’s, but they tend to be related to another topic and hence are found there.

Resuscitation Fact Sheets

I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to know all of the below inside out.

Adult resuscitation fact sheet

Anaesthetics fact sheet

Inotropes fact sheet

IV fluids fact sheet

Malignant hyperthermia fact sheet

NIV fact sheet

Paeds and neonatal resuscitation fact sheet

Paralysis drugs fact sheet

Procedural sedation fact sheet

RSI fact sheet

Sedation drugs fact sheet

Shock fact sheet

Paediatrics Fact Sheets

Knowing your Paeds is vital. There isn’t a week dedicated to Paeds in the Auckland study timetable – be sure to cover relevant Paeds topics each week or you will miss a big chunk of the syllabus.


Congenital Heart Disease



Fever in Children                               Very important

General Paediatrics


Paediatric Abdominal Pain

Paediatric Gastroenteritis                      Know your rehydration

Paediatric Orthopaedic Trauma

Paediatric Rashes

Paediatric and Neonatal Resus                 Very important


Rheumatic fever



The Limping Child

Own the resus!

This is Cliff Reid delivering a talk at the 2012 Essentials of Emergency Medicine Conference.

Cliff is a doctor with one or two letters after his name (FACEM FCEM FCRSEd FRCP FCCP FFICM EDIC DRTM DIMC CFEU) who spends a considerable portion of his time as a lead educator for the Greater Sydney Area HEMS.

‘Own The Resus’ is his take on how to be an effective leader in a resuscitation situation. There are some absolute pearls in here – my favourite is ‘fake it till you become it‘!


Pre-Hospital to ED handover

Auckland HEMS

One of the benefits for ED doctors involved with HEMS is that is gives us a different perspective on our own speciality by observing it from the outside.

During one recent job, I delivered a moderately unwell trauma patient to a trauma centre. The patient was unwell enough to require pre-hospital radio notification and was met by a team in resus. The hospital in question deals with a lot of trauma, and deals with it well.

On this occasion however, the ED was heaving, and on arrvival I got the impression that the receiving team had been cobbled together at the last minute out of all available resources. Everyone looked busy and stressed. There was not a clearly identified team leader. On our arrival, there was a request to get the patient onto the ED bed immediately, although no immediate intervention was required.

The result?

-A flurry of activity  –…

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