Category Archives: Respiratory


Some people may remember the Great Swine Flu Epidemic of several years ago. ¬†Paramedics and other frontline operators were wearing tyvek suits on a daily basis and the febrile media was spending most of its time freaking out about the … Continue reading

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Blowing noses: High Flow Nasal Cannula

Most paramedics (myself included) find intubating children with respiratory failure to be more than a little stressful, mostly because they are a cohort of patient with whom we have little experience. ¬†I suspect we also feel that the stakes are … Continue reading

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Rising damp.

It’s 05:30, you are almost at the end of another busy night of standing around ramped at hospital, and you are trying to get back to branch to maybe snatch 5 minutes of sleep when your MDT starts beeping: Breathing … Continue reading

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