Jo Produces Nuggets of Knowledge!

Tweet One of my new colleagues in the Emergency Department has started a fantastic project which she summarises below. For those of you who follow ‘The Thunderbox Papers‘ this will have a similar feel and ethos. Jo Fellowes (@HEFTACP) is an experienced Advanced Clinical Practitioner and it was no surprise to me when she was […]

Peptic Ulcer

Tweet The treatment of duodenal, or peptic ulcers was altered radically when it was discovered that H. pylori infection was one of the main causes. Relationship Between Helicobacter pylori Eradication and Reduced Duodenal and Gastric Ulcer Recurrence: A Review. Gastroenterology. 1996.  Prospective double-blind trial of duodenal ulcer relapse after eradication of campylobacter pylori. The Lancet. 1988. Duodenal ulcers […]

Social Media…its not just my opinion!

Tweet Those boys over at Ultrasoundpodcast.com have released a couple of videos on their channel about their views of using social media in their professional lives. Its well worth a listen and I have embedded the first part below. I wanted to highlight a couple of points which resonated with me. Social media is my […]

Two websites for you to add to the list…

Tweet I am in the process of setting up regular online discussions with a couple of practitioners from across the globe and as a quick post I wanted to point you to their websites. First is Jesse Spur (@inject_orange)a critical care nurse in Australia. His website is Injectable Orange – which I think you will […]

Crisis Resource Management…..

Tweet Much has been written in recent times about the need for health care to acknowledge and participate in training focused on non-technical skills which are vital in effectively managing emergency situations.  Lessons from aviation A common frame work often used to describe these skills is Crisis Resource Management (CRM). The origins of CRM hails from the aviation industry with […]

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

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | 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 […]

CCP Podcast 031: From Lifesaver to LightSabre!!

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSTweet PLEASE go to www.life-saver.org.uk 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 […]

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 […]

CCP Podcast 024: Mechanical Ventilation….the basics.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSTweet This is the second of a series of podcasts with Ollie Poole who was a respiratory therapist in Canada and is now doing his medical training. You can listen to the first episode if you wish… CCP Podcast 018: Mechanical Ventilation…. We go […]

Respiratory Review….new learning opportunity on YouTube

Tweet I have been lucky enough to find a new series of YouTube videos produced by Ollie Poole a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in Canada. He has used the Khan Academy style of teaching and has done it to a very high standard. the videos are of a good quality and easy to watch and learn […]

Airway and Pharmacology resources…amongst others….

Tweet I have been listening to podcasts and watching videos on the internet as part of my learning process. How many tubes for competency, this is a nice summary of evidence looking into the evidence surrounding the number of intubation so required to attain oral intubation competence. More pertinent to the occasional intubator. This is a great article on how many […]

CCP Podcast 035: 5 Tips for Better Presentations.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSTweet “Have you ever wanted the speaker to fail?” In this episode of the podcast I speak with Dr Ross Fisher (@ffolliet) about presentation skills. Many of us have sat through ‘death by powerpoint’ and have come away non the wiser afterwards. Having […]