Acute Kidney Injury

Acute Kidney Injury is common, complicated and holds significant morbidity and mortality. But if we recognise it, we can make a real difference to our patients’ outcomes. In this episode we run through the anatomy, physiology and aetiologies. We have a think about the multitude of definitions of AKI and then take each of the…

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Papers of July 2024

There’s a huge paper to talk about this month in the PREOXI trial, a multi centre RCT looking at the pre oxygenation strategy in critically unwell patients undergoing RSI, with patients either getting high flow oxygen through a facemask or NIV. The results are pretty remarkable and may well be practice changing as we’ll discuss…

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Major Incident Triage

So this month we’re looking at major incidents and specifically the triage process that is now coming into play in the UK and further afield that you need to know about! We normally stick pretty strongly to clinical topics; they’re pretty easy to focus on because you can imagine how extra knowledge in a certain…

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Papers of June 2024

Welcome back to June’s Papers of the month! We kick off this month looking at the work up of patients with a first episode of psychosis. With these patients there is a chance of a psychosis secondary to an underlying structural cause. Getting neuro-imaging to look for this prior to psychiatric assessment is tricky though,…

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Cardiac Arrest, Start With The End in Mind

We’ve covered Cardiac Arrest management (as in the medical delivery of it) in a previous Roadside to Resusepsiode. Since then we’ve had some updates with Paramedic-2, Refractory VF, Airways-2  and a whole host of other papers. But what we haven’t talked much about is the art of creating the environment, space & workflow to deliver…

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Papers of May 2024

Welcome back to the podcast and three great papers for May’s episode! First up we take a pretty deep look into refractory VF. This follows on from our our review of DOSE-VF in December ’22’s papers of the month and our recent Roadside to Resus on the topic. In that we discussed the possibility that…

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Cauda Equina Syndrome

Lower back pain is a really common cause for patients to present to primary care, urgent care and emergency care. Thankfully many of these cases are self limiting, but somewhere in the region of 1:300 patients with back pain in the ED will have Cauda Equina Syndrome. Cauda Equina Syndrome is something that is challenging…

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Papers of April 2024

Welcome back to the podcast! Three more papers covering topics that are relevant to all of our practice. The importance of removing wet clothes from patients is often discussed, both to prevent hypothermia and increase patient comfort. But how important is it to get wet clothes off and is it something we can defer to…

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End Tidal CO2

End Tidal CO2, or ETCO2 for short, is something that’s talked about pretty often in Emergency and Critical Care and that’s because it’s used a lot in the assessment and treatment of patients! It’s got a big part to play in airway management, resuscitation, sedation and is also increasingly used in other situations. Some of…

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