Smartphone Activated Medics. The GoodSAM app. Interview with Mr Mark Wilson

The GoodSAM apps are smartphone applications whereby a member of the public can call for help via a smartphone. The system will send a message to the nearest registered volunteer medics who will be guided to where help is needed. This is to augment, not to replace, ambulance services. Sometimes a nearby first responder will […]


Surviving the Medical/Nursing/Paramedic System. Self Care for Health Professionals

  Medicine, nursing, paramedicine are friggen hard jobs.  We are expected to be experts in people skills, multiple technical skills and have and keep up to date a huge body of knowledge.  Especially as newbies in the system our workloads and hours can be harmful to all concerned. We are required frequently to make important […]


Corneal abrasions and foreign bodies. Drs Potts and Winn

Assessment and management of corneal abrasions and foreign bodies in ED.     Audio only:   Slides: Corneal abrasions and f bs from chricres The penetrating eye injury case discussed in this presentation is here Eyeball takes a hammering Corneal foreign body image from: Music: Alabama 3: Too Sick to Pray  


NZ EM On line discussion group for NZ Emergency Medicine Doctors

  NZ EM is a Google+ online discussion group for NZ emergency medicine doctors. Join Google+ if you don’t already belong.  Then ask to join NZ EM Music: Bridges by Broods


Clinical Medicine: Using your senses and clinical skills. Dr Andy Ketchin

Music: Proud to Play a Pipe by Breabach Image from:


Diabetes in ED and the Wards. Clinical Nurse Specialists Bailey and Williams

A talk by two diabetes nurse specialists to a group of junior doctors on all things diabetes: Slides Diabetes mx from chricres Audio only: Bee image from


Obstetric Emergency Communication and Teamwork

  Audio   Obstetric emergency communication and teamwork from chricres Phone image from Panic face image from Music: Mr Wendle. Arrested Development.


Rapid Sequence Intubation

Audio:   Rapid sequence intubation (RSI) is the rapid anaesthetising and paralysing of a patient to facilitate tracheal intubation. RSI is the cornerstone of emergency airway management. There are many variations and nuances.  This post will only cover simple, standard RSI. RSI is one of the most complex and dangerous procedures in emergency medicine.  Passing […]


Wound Care. Dr Erik Adler

  Slides Wound care in ER. Dr Erik Adler from chricres   Music: Crave You by Flight Facilities (Adventure Club Remix) Wound photo from


Urology and Urinary Tract Infections. Dr Dan Morrissy, with input from Dr Anand Swaminathan

Urology. Dr Dan Morrissy, Emergency Physician from chris cresswell on Vimeo.   Dr Morrissy’s slides ED Urology. Dr Dan Morrissy from chricres Correction:  Urine PCR is no longer recommended for STI screening in females Also remember to obtain serology for HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B for any patient who is being screened/tested for an STI Audio […]