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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.
Heather (55 years) presents with chest pain, there are no clear aggravating or relieving factors reported. This clinical snapshot explores the presentation of undifferentiated chest pain in a GP clinic, emphasising the importance of a thorough history and physical examination.
Brett has just been extubated following nasal polyp surgery, but his airway has obstructed and he is dropping his oxygen saturations rapidly. Read this clinical snapshot to find out what happens next in Brett’s management and his recovery.
Croup, a common childhood respiratory condition, can present unique challenges when it progresses to require intubation. This blog explores the intricacies of managing a child with croup who has a challenging airway, providing insights and strategies for healthcare professionals facing this complex and scary scenario.
Isaac is a 2 year old child who has presented to the GP for the fourth time this month. His previous presentations have been for a sore throat and fever and more recently food refusal and complaints of a sore stomach. His mother is very concerned, and rightly so, let's find out what’s happening with Isaac.
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.
This podcast highlights the crucial role of PSA testing in diagnosing and treating prostate cancer, the most-diagnosed cancer among Australian males. Emphasising harm reduction, it discusses advancements since 2015 and supports active surveillance for low-grade cancers.
Explore the evolution of telehealth in Australia, from its rapid expansion to the recent permanence of telehealth items. Dr. Stephen Barnett and Loryn Einstein guide GPs through billing complexities, emphasising compliance and the need for ongoing education in this ever-changing landscape.
Explore essential insights into waveform capnography for aiding the assessment of ventilation and perfusion and guiding appropriate clinical interventions to optimise patient outcomes. This blog summarises the key ways clinicians can interpret End-tidal CO2 monitoring.