What do YOU carry – privat equipment of an Austrian Anaesthesiologist and Emergency Physician

Years ago I carried an emergency backpack with me. It was a present, looked really professional and cool  but it was so huge that there was nearly no space for additional luggage in my car trunk when the backpack was placed there. It was stuffed with a lot of pricy tools as a pulsoxymeter, a […]

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 […]

What do YOU carry? Austrian Anesthesiologist

As I am a nerd like Martin when it comes to gadgets in the prehospital setting, I am kind of  addicted to simplicity in the hospital setting. I´m Working as Anesthesiologist and Intensiv Care Doctor in an Austrian Hospital Cluster situated in Graz (2 sites, 1034 Beds). Our team is also responsible for the innerhospital […]

Why we often act against better evidence although we know better…

This recent article from Brateanu A et al. in the „Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine“ tries to answer the question why we often act against better evidence by using the complete blood count before anesthesia as an example (we have all experienced that with pre-op outpatients: Healthy 18-years-olds who have to bring an absolute useless […]