Here is a quick review of how we are approaching  intubation of potential COVID-19 patients at our hospital.  Please develop your own strategy and base it on your resources. The evidence for a lot of what is done is consensus-based. There is a lot of material coming out. Here is a quick summary. A new paper…

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I have a lot of questions. Here are some answers and a few resources for you. This is all uncharted territory. We have some evidence from SARS and  other instances that we can use, but I don’t think that anyone really knows all the answers. We have Government Health services guidelines, which we all should be using…

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The fitting and use of personal protective equipment is so important to limit infection spread. We aren’t always the best at it.  Sometimes we are too embarrassed to ask how to do it properly and we certainly can’t practice with every team member in the hospital, especially at times of greatest need, such as pandemics,…

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An interview with a world expert. Earlier this year I postponed the Singapore EMCORE Conference, due to COVID-19, but only after a lot of serious thought. The decision was the right one. We are now seeing the effects. With what would have been only 3 weeks away from that conference, conference leave is being cancelled all…

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CTPA’s are sometimes quite confusing to read. A simple approach, based on differentiating the anatomy is the approach to take. Below Dr Kas takes us through the reading of the CTPA.

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Test your knowledge by answering this question in 12 minutes A 50 year old female presented to the emergency department with anxiety, palpitations and feeling generally unwell.  She had no past medical history and was on no medications.  She had, however, seen her GP the week before complaining of 2 weeks of palpitations, anxiety and…

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Tranexamic Acid: Did we find another Use? So, picture a case. A 45 year old man presents to your Ed with spontaneous tongue, lip and face swelling. His only medical history is hypertension, for which he takes perindopril…. I could give you a lot more diagnostic information – vital signs, symptoms etc to facilitate you…

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