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Clinical Snapshot - Carl has become obtunded

In this urgent scenario, Carl's respiratory distress prompts the question of rapid sequence induction. The case includes impending airway compromise, the risks of an unprotected airway, and key elements for successful intubation. A challenging airway situation unfolds.

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Keeping the beat in 2024: Medcast & RACGP renew partnership for online CPR
Keeping the beat in 2024: Medcast & RACGP renew partnership for online CPR
Kate Clutton

A renewed partnership between Medcast and RACGP will ensure RACGP members have privileged access to discounted Basic Life Support training. The online course, meticulously aligned with guidelines, enables GPs to fulfil mandatory CPR course requirements.

Creating an effective cognitive aid for advanced life support training and maximising efficiency in resuscitation
Creating an effective cognitive aid for advanced life support training and maximising efficiency in resuscitation
Susan Helmrich

This blog explores the ALS Algorithm and looks at how Medcast are trialling an adaptation of the 2023 updated ANZCOR Adult Advanced Life Support flowchart. The aim is to test its useability as a cognitive aid in ALS training to reduce cognitive load, enhance team performance and improve emergency decision-making.

Revised ANZCOR Adult Advanced Life Support flowchart
Revised ANZCOR Adult Advanced Life Support flowchart

Explore ANZCOR's 2023 updates to the Adult Advanced Life Support flowchart. Key changes include CPR terminology, airway adjunct prompts, and a nuanced approach to reversible causes.

Medcast courses eligible for grant funding under the Rural Procedural Grants Program (RPGP)
Medcast courses eligible for grant funding under the Rural Procedural Grants Program (RPGP)
Kate Clutton

Our courses have gained recognition for their comprehensive and practical approach to training healthcare professionals.

Blended Learning in Resuscitation: Combining Online Learning with Practical Hands-On Training
Blended Learning in Resuscitation: Combining Online Learning with Practical Hands-On Training
Crystal Smith

The increasing use of technology and move into online learning options has expanded the options for delivering education, including resuscitation education. Theory can now be delivered in high quality and engaging modes, and allow educators to focus on the practical skills that are necessary in resuscitation.

Ventilation and Compressions Ratios in Paediatric Resuscitation
Ventilation and Compressions Ratios in Paediatric Resuscitation
Crystal Smith

2020 ILCOR guidelines emphasise the importance of higher ventilations in paediatric resuscitation. This reflects the higher oxygen requirements of children which is evident in their higher baseline respiratory rate.

Resuscitation trolley checking: Making it a priority
Resuscitation trolley checking: Making it a priority
Crystal Smith

Who checks the resuscitation or emergency trolley in your workplace? It’s easy to find guidelines about what items to include on the trolley, depending on your clinical environment. What’s not as easy is how to ensure that staff prioritise completing the checks, especially when you consider the ever-expanding lists of tasks that must be performed.