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This week’s recommendation is from the team at the Intensive Care Network –  The Intensive Care Podcasts.

It’s Fran Lockie (a Paediatrician in Adelaide) discussing how to manage little adults in resus situations.

Fran Lockie, has now moved from Sydney to Adelaide but before he left, he taught me to be wary of tachycardia when assessing febrile illnesses in children. I now (almost) never send home a tachycardic pyrexial child until I’ve seen the HR improve. It’s one of the best lessons I’ve been taught in PEM.

In this podcast he delivers more words of wisdom on how to manage the crashing child. When a ‘little adult’ is in resus there is a tendency to pontificate and delay before getting started with lines, access and intubation. Lockie explains why we need to stop faffing around and get stuck in – and more importantly, how to do it well.

If you only listen to one podcast this week. Make it this one.

Thanks to Nat Thurtle (@turtle1doc) for letting me know about this one.

Listen to the podcast.

About the authors

  • Tessa Davis is a Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at the Royal London Hospital and a Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London.


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