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Archive for March 2015

A New Way to Give Adenosine in SVT

I’ve been speaking and writing about Supra Ventricular Tachycardia(SVT)  a lot recently. Perhaps because of the number of cases coming in. Someone mentioned a new way to give adenosine for SVT. A recent post on Academic Life in Emergency Medicine, also mentioned this approach.   Traditionally we administer the adenosine in a 6mg  dose via…

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Hip Relocation Made Easy

Here is a 3 minute video on the Whistler technique for putting in hips. Its quick and easy and really doesn’t allow you to hurt yourself. You use your legs to give you the traction. Just watch and see. Try it for yourself. I call it the under-over technique: I put my arm UNDER the…

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Head Injury in Kids

Up to 60% of children that come to Emergency Departments with a head injury have a CT brain, even though less than 1% have an injury that truly needs it. That is an important and significant fact! Children are brought into the Emergency Department frequently post a fall, with minor head injury. Sometimes they come…

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Snake Bite

This year at EMCORE 30-31st May, we are proud to have Dr Ken Winkel, Toxicologist and Director of the Australian Venom Research Unit at the University of Melbourne,  talking about cold blooded bites. Here is a recent article by Dr Winkel in The Conversation. The comments following the article are very worthy of a read. In…

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