Archive for October 2, 2013

Heroes, difficult airways, and Number Needed to Treat Reviews

First, to follow up last months post of Dr. Cliff Reid on “The Mind of the Resuscitationist” this month there is another fantastic lecture by Dr. Reid on “How to be a Hero.” Trust me, the lecture isn’t as egotistical as the title sounds. It is a humble, sweet and fantastic lecture with lots of great stories and tips on critical issues in resuscitation. It can be found here:

How to be a Hero

Here are two simple and amazingly efficient airway videos from the socmob.org blog describing jet insufflation and a bougie guided cricothyroidotomy.

Jet Insufflation:

Bougie Guided Cricothyroidotomy

Also, the socmob.org blog is one that will be getting added to the website list – not only for its creative name socmob = “standing on corner minding my own business.” If you do adult emergency medicine you’ll appreciate this title…

Found an interesting new blog this week titled “The Number Needed to Treat.” Its purpose, per the authors, is: “We are a group of physicians that have developed a framework and rating system to evaluate therapies based on their patient-important benefits and harms as well as a system to evaluate diagnostics by patient sign, symptom, lab test or study. ” Most of these reviews getting to the important details of Cochrane Reviews. Links below:

The Therapy (NNT) Reviews

The Diagnosis (LR) Reviews