Thanks Bethan for a great summary on identification and management of compartment syndrome. Here is a management flowchart for acute limb compartment syndrome from “Clinical practice guidelines for the management of acute limb compartment syndrome following trauma”. ANZ Journal of Surgery. Volume 80(3), March 2010, p 151–156:
Thanks again to Nathan Stewart, from the Plastic Surgery Department, for this very useful review of Burns Management.
Here is Ioana’s great talk on the synthetic illicit drugs that are becoming prevalent in our community and how to manage presentations of drug affected patients.
Here is the associated link to Scott Weingart’s EMCrit blog titled “Needle vs Knife”
Video not included to save the sensitive males from crying!
A presentation highlighting the usefulness of US in the assessment and management of a patient with shock. Ultrasound can be used as an extension of your physical examination to help determine the cause/s of shock. Ultrasound is also useful in monitoring response to IV fluid loading in patients with actual (hypovolaemic) or relative (distributive) intravascular […]