This is a 14 minute audio taken from January ‘Medical Talk’. To find out more on ‘Medical Talk’, look through the ‘Products’ section. The febrile child is a common presentation in the emergency department. Fever including febrile convulsions is something we see almost on a day to day basis. We need to have an approach…

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Hello everyone, greetings and welcome. This is a call for everyone who has asked about improving their airway skills and resus skills. The airway workshop on 25th April in Melbourne still has a few places. Have a look and let’s see you there. This time I want you to have more and so am including…

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A 65 year old man presents to the emergency department with a sudden onset of ‘dizziness’. He feels more dizzy on any head movement as well as on sitting up. He is finding it difficult to walk around as his balance is affected. This is a common presentation in emergency departments and our main role…

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Just a quick word about the ‘airtraq’. I’ve been dealing with difficult airways for quite some time now and this is one of the few devices that have come my way that I can say wow about! This one really works! I should point out that I don’t have any financial interest in the company that manufactures them. In…

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Had an interesting case handed over to me recently, that raised some questions. The presentation was that the patient  had opened his door and been allegedly assaulted by “these two dudes”. He had apparently lost consciousness. He complained of severe facial pain, especially over the left zygomatic arch. His GCS was 15, and he was…

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One of the reasons I put on the workshops in airway and resuscitation is to get the skills out to people. Here is a message I received last night from someone who recently atttended out workshop. “From pig’s airways to the real deal 4 weeks later, and a life saved thanks to Peter Kas’s Fabulous…

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Hello Everyone, greetings and welcome. The approach to treatment of atrial fibrillation is still one of the most controversial areas in emergency arrhythmia management. Is it rate control or is it rhythm control? When do you shock back to sinus, or at least attempt it? Who do you give anticoagulation to? Given that it affects…

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Here is a brief talk on managing patients with status. The definition of Status Epilepticus is a seizure lasting more or equal to 30 minutes, or several seizures without complete resolution between seizures. The options for inititally treating seizures is to give a choice of benzodiazepines. The choice of benzos is between diazepam, which has…

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Electrical Burns can be a significant injury. Patients with electrical burns present infrequently to the ED. It is important to know how to approach these patients. There are different groups and approaches. There is a bimodal distribution of electrical injuries and some of the literature discusses a trimodal distribution. The first peak is childhood electrical…

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