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.

Bronchiolitis fact sheet

Congenital heart disease fact sheet

Croup fact sheet

Epiglottitis fact sheet

Paediatric Gastroenteritis                      Know your rehydration

General Paeds fact sheet

NAI fact sheet

Paediatric abdo pain fact sheet

Paediatric fever fact sheet                               Very important

Paeds and neonatal resus fact sheet               Very important

Paeds Ortho trauma fact sheet

Paeds rashes fact sheet

Pertussis fact sheet

Rheumatic fever fact sheet

SIDS, ALTE fact sheet

Stridor fact sheet

The limping child fact sheet

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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