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Welcome to the Intensive Care Network

The Intensive Care Network (ICN) is an online resource for healthcare professionals involved in Critical Care.The site is primarily aimed at Australian and New Zealand intensive care trainees and those specialists who are in the first few years post-fellowship. However, anyone who practices intensive care medicine is welcome to access the site and participate. Registration is FREE. To find out more about the site and its authors, click here.

Radiology Case 10

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By Dimity McCracken

These are images from real ICU patients. The stories and details are changed to preserve confidentiality.

SMACC: John Vassiliadis - Courage Under Fire

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JOHN VASSILIADIS: COURAGE UNDER FIRE

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Vassiliadis inspires with his trajectory from novice to teacher of airway skills and checklist applications.

Manchester Crit Care Symposium

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Big line up

And The Codes are playing

What's not to love?

Computers will change the world! ... as long as you're compatible

The world went digital and we were promised an easier life of productivity and efficiency. Some aspects have worked well, such as those that have facilitated the explosion of FOAMed resources and transglobal collaboration. Others, however, still seem to be struggling with learning to walk. Hospital electronic records have been a much touted promise for quite some time and yet Valhalla does not yet appear to be within reach.

Game Changing Evidence: Matters of the Heart

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MATTERS OF THE HEART

I am an intensive care trainee wanting to get a better understanding of the literature in intensive care medicine.

This 6 part series is intended to identify and summarise landmark papers in various aspects of management in ICU.

It is in no way intended to be comprehensive or exhaustive. Its is also intended to promote discussion - please let me know if you think I have excluded anything!

This week - matters of the heart. Included are the HACA and Bernard papers that heavily influenced guidelines for OOHCA but are now being questioned. Keep an eye out for the upcoming TTM trial which may shed more light on hypothermia and OOHCA, or check out Podcast number 67 with Niklas Nielsen here.

SMACC: Webb on Chains of Command

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SARAH WEBB on YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH: CHAINS OF COMMAND

Sarah Webb: You Can't Handle The Truth! Chains of Command

Webb delineates the case for experience over hierarchy in advanced resuscitation scenarios.

SMACC: Mark Little - It's Natural, Therefore It Must Be Safe!

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MARK LITTLE on IT'S NATURAL THEREFORE IT MUST BE SAFE!

It's natural therefore it must be safe?

Little's erroneously named presentation underlines the importance of including complementary and alternative medicines in the clinical picture.

SMACC: Victoria Brazil - Communication in the Heat of Battle

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VICTORIA BRAZIL: COMMUNICATION IN THE HEAT OF BATTLE 

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Brazil illustrates the depth of communication required in medical practice between people within health care delivery systems.

SMACC: Abstracts Due Soon

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The closing date for abstracts for SMACC is Friday the 22nd of November

Be part of the action

Submit here, see below for more details...

SMACC: Dawson - Tox Asian Style

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ANDREW DAWSON: TOX ASIAN STYLE 

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Dawson draws on his experience in areas of high prevalence organophosphate poisoning to optimise management of sick patients.

SMACC: Buckley - Paracetamol: More Than Meets The Eye

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NICK BUCKLEY: PARACETAMOL - MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE 

Buckley on Paracetamol Poisoning

Buckley analyses the details of paracetamol and prescribes a more logical remedy for a toxic overdose.

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