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Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2016 update

Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Friday, February 26, 2016, In : Clinical topics 

The Australian Resuscitation Council, in co-operation with the New Zealand Resuscitation Council have at last published their local take on the recently released ILCOR 2015 guideline update for adult, paediatric and neonatal basic and advanced resuscitation. Released in mid January, the combined Australian and New Zealand update makes recommendations for how resuscitation should be conducted here based on the evidence and guidelines issued by the central body, ILCOR.

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ILCOR 2015 - Does it matter for motorsports?

Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Monday, November 9, 2015, In : Clinical topics 

Every five years the International Liason Committee On Resuscitation reviews the currently available evidence and updates its recommendations regarding resuscitation. The review board is large and made up of resuscitation experts from all over the world and from several specialty areas, including emergency medicine, prehospital medicine and critical care. The recommendations that they write carry a lot of weight and are in turn taken by the lead resuscitation bodies in the various countries a...

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The truth about Permissive Hypotension in Trauma

Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Saturday, January 18, 2014, In : Clinical topics 
Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Monday, September 10, 2012

Trauma is a diaphenous beast, simultaneously simple and complex. The priciples that underpin it are apparently straight-forward enough and yet some of the concepts and management strategies generate intense controversy and debate. If you read much trauma literature, there are a couple of names that recur routinely; one of those is London-based Trauma and Vascular surgeon, Dr. Karim Brohi, who is the driving force behind the
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Fluid type in volume resuscitation

Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Saturday, January 18, 2014, In : Clinical topics 
Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Friday, March 9, 2012

The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine recently issued a consensus statement on volume therapy in critically ill patients , in which they make 10 recommendations in all, based on the GRADE system. Of interest to the motorsport medical community is their recommendations on choice of fluid for trauma, traumatic brain injury and burns.

Recommendation 4 states that albumin and synthetic colloids (e.g. gelofusin, hydroxyethyl starch) s...
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