Resuscitation Archives - Critical Care Practitioner

Buccal RAE Tubes and Apneic Oxygenation- Bottom Line

Tweet   Apneic Oxygenation During Prolonged Laryngoscopy in Obese Patients: A Randomised, Controlled Trial of Buccal RAE Tube Oxygen Administration.  Heard A Toner AJ, Evans JR, Palacios AM, Lauer S.   Clinical question. Does apneic oxygenation via the mouth and a modified R.A.E tube extend the safe apnea time during prolonged laryngoscopy in obese patients. […]

CCP Podcast 027: Crew Resource Management Continued

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSTweet CCP Podcast 026 was myself and Ken Spearpoint (@K_G_Spearpoint) talking about some of the issues around Crew resource Management. We continue the conversation in this episode and maybe even arrive at some conclusions….maybe!!  

ARISE Trial- Early Goal Directed Therapy Is Not The Gold Standard…

Tweet Goal-Directed Resuscitation for Patients with Early Septic Shock The ARISE Investigators and the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group   Emmanuel Rivers trial found a big difference in 90 day mortality when using early goal directed therapy and as a consequence the Surviving Sepsis Guidelines have advocated the use of this algorithm.  The recent PROCESS trial […]

CCP Podcast 026: Crew Resource Management…What?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSTweet Ken Spearpoint and I talk about Crew resource management as it relates to the cardiac arrest scenario. I love talking with Ken as he is so knowledgeable and puts his points across so well. i found it really interesting to chat with him about […]

ProCESS- Get rid of the central line?

Tweet And the debate goes on! How much fluid should we give our septic patients? The results from the ProCESS trial are out and I am still not sure that we have an answer. So I listened to one of my go to guys to help me understand…..Scott Weingart. The Method Patients enrolled were those […]

CCP Podcast 017: Simon is one of the First 2 Act.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSTweet Simon Cooper is an Associate Professor at Monash University in Australia and developed the First2Act website which looks at the management of the deteriorating patient using multi media teaching tools. The website is a free resource and will prove very helpful for those trying […]

Mariks’ Deadly Trio!

Tweet Iatrogenic salt water drowning and the hazards of a high central venous pressure. Marik Annals of Intensive Care 2014, 4:21   Paul Marik has been investigating the effects of fluid on the septic patient over the years, publishing several important papers in the process. Does Central Venous Pressure Predict Fluid Responsiveness? CHEST 2008 Heamodynamic parameters […]

CCP Podcast 031: From Lifesaver to LightSabre!!

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSTweet PLEASE go to to see the fantastic job this podcasts interviewee has done of making the teaching of basic life support so much easier. I was blown away when I came across it, even as an experienced ALS team member. It sucks you in […]

HEFT EMCAST first podcast….

Tweet Dr Simon Laing, Emergency Medicine Consultant, based at Heartlands Hospital, discusses this paper, End Tidal CO2 as a predictor of survival in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Simon’s hope is that these podcasts will encourage listeners to look at the evidence themselves and think about their practice. End tidal carbon dioxide levels may influence how long one […]