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Emergency Medicine podcasts based on evidence based medicine focussed on practice in and around the resus room.

The Resus Room Simon Laing, Rob Fenwick & James Yates

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 46 Ratings

Emergency Medicine podcasts based on evidence based medicine focussed on practice in and around the resus room.

    December 2021; papers of the month

    December 2021; papers of the month

    Welcome back to December’s paper of the month podcast!
    In the first paper this month we take a look at a paper that assesses the utility of CT scans for patients presenting with fever of an unknown origin; could this help us identify the source more frequently and if so how often?
    Next, we often focus on the specific of medical management in cardiac arrest, but what impact does witnessing a cardiac arrest have on bystanders and could this affect the way we interact and behave on scene?
    Lastly we consider those patients that require a prehospital anaesthetic following return of spontaneous circulation from a medical cardiac arrest. Does the choice of induction agent between midazolam and ketamine affect the likelihood of hypotension and other complications?
    Once again we’d love to hear any thoughts or feedback either on the website or via twitter @TheResusRoom.
    Simon & Rob

    • 31 min
    Breaking Bad News; Roadside to Resus

    Breaking Bad News; Roadside to Resus

    Being involved in Emergency Care, by it’s very nature, sadly means that we will have to break bad news to patients and families both in the prehospital & in-hospital setting.
    Breaking bad news well has benefits to both the recipient of that news and also to the provider delivering it. Teaching and education on the topic can be difficult to access and not always prioritised.
    In this episode we run through some of the evidence around breaking bad news, techniques and structures to follow and talk about the practicalities of adopting these, along with our own varied personal thoughts and styles.
    We hope listening to the podcast gives you an opportunity to reflect on how we could all work and improve on breaking bad news and also helps to make the process a little bit easier.
    Once again we’d love to hear any thoughts or feedback either on the website or via twitter @TheResusRoom.
    Enjoy!
    Simon, Rob & James

    • 57 min
    November 2021; papers of the month

    November 2021; papers of the month

    Welcome back to the papers of the month podcast!
    First up we take a look at a paper assessing the importance of symptoms and sings in suspected Cauda Equina cases and consider which factors we should be giving weight to, including whether a PR is appropriate.
    Next up we take a look at a paper looking at electrical injuries presenting to the Emergency Department, the risk of significant injury and the appropriate investigations to perform on both high and low energy voltage injuries.
    Lastly we take a look a paper looking at the use of vasopressin and steroids in in-hospital cardiac arrest and see what effect in has in the latest RCT.
    Once again we’d love to hear any thoughts or feedback either on the website or via twitter @TheResusRoom.
    Enjoy!
    Simon & Rob

    • 32 min
    Intubation; The Discussion

    Intubation; The Discussion

    So following on from the Roadside to Resus episode on intubation there were a lot of questions from listeners that we didn't have the opportunity to answer. These included some clinical aspects and also some really tricky issues around competency, governance and importantly who should and shouldn't be intubating.
    We've separated this out from the main episode as a lot of the conversations are heavily opinion based and only our view on the topic. 
    This is our first episode of this style and we'd love to hear any comments or feedback and also know if this is something you'd like to hear again for future topics.
    Enjoy!
    Simon, Rob & James

    • 23 min
    Intubation; Roadside to Resus

    Intubation; Roadside to Resus

    Intubation is a key part of advanced airway management.
    Although some of you out there may not intubate, we’ll be covering aspects where the identification of the need for intubation and how contributing as a team to the process can make a real difference to patient outcomes.
    Intubation is subject of a considerable amount of evidence and debate. Increasing use of supraglottic airways both in theatre and in cardiac arrest creates a situation in which there are limited opportunities to train and learn the skill. This brings into question who should these limited opportunities to train go to, what defines competence, which patients now would benefit from intubation.
    In this episode we’re going to cover these topics and more, including talking through how to fine your intubation technique as much as possible. We’re coming at this episode with our collective neonatal, ED and PHEM practice which all involve advanced airway management and it’s fair to say that we’re all passionate about delivering intubation and advanced airway management to the highest level possible. 
    We hope this episode gives a further opportunity to consider the topic in great depth and reflect upon how we can all contribute to improving practice.
    Once again we’d love to hear any thoughts or feedback either on the website or via twitter @TheResusRoom.
    Enjoy!
    Simon, Rob & James

    • 1 hr 9 min
    October 2021; papers of the month

    October 2021; papers of the month

    Welcome to October’s papers of the month!
    Should patients who gain a ROSC following an out of hospital cardiac arrest go for an immediate angiogram if their ECG does not show an STEMI or Left Bundle Branch Block? We’ve looked at this before with the COACT trial which only looked at those patients with a shockable rhythm but this months paper looks at all ROSCs from all rhythms.
    Next up we take a look at a paper that investigates senior paramedics decision making in cessation of cardiac arrests and think further about the decision making that goes into these complex decisions.
    Finally we take a look at a huge trial assessing the use of balanced fluids versus Normal Saline in critically ill patients and gain more information about the strategy we should employ.
    Once again we’d love to hear any thoughts or feedback either on the website or via twitter @TheResusRoom.
    Enjoy!
    Simon & Rob

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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46 Ratings

46 Ratings

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Solid!

Good banter between the hosts that periodically leads to audible laughs - thanks for a solid podcast!

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Best explanation of newborn transition ever

I learned SO MUCH from the episode on newborn life support. Somehow, their discussion got through into my brain and everything made sense. If only someone had explained it this way during med school, or residency, or fellowship. Superb medical discussion, with good audio quality. Thanks!

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