Pediatric dosing – table

For many of us that mostly treat adult patients, the pediatric emergency and especially dosing is a challenge. While most medication and dosing can be looked up using various tools, in really emergent situations like CPR, peri-arrest situations and emergency airways (e.g. in trauma) you need to have your doses ready and fast. Also, you need […]

Online presentation and hangout – emergency airway management [german]

A video highly recommended for all our german speaking readers – PD Dr. Bernhard from Leipzig is the primary author of the first german prehospital anesthesia guideline. He talks through all aspects of prehospital airway management including some arguments in the age-long discussion between prehospital doctors and paramedics. Also, at the end there is a […]

The difficult airway – a new perspective

In the #FOAMed world there is a lot of talk about airway management – about difficult airways, algorithms, vortex, apneic oxygenation techniques and much more. In a recent paper in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, Mosier et. al. talk about the “physiologically difficult airway” – a very good and nicely written perspective on airway management in the […]

German Prehospital Anesthesia Recommendation

Recently, the German Society of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine (DGAI) has published their first ever Recommendation on prehospital emergency anesthesia. Since in Germany there is a system with both paramedics (currently 2 years of training, just now “upgraded” to 3 years) and a broad availability of prehospital emergency physicians on rapid response vehicles and helicopters […]