Date: June 19th, 2017

I had the pleasure of presenting at the Ornge Annual CME day in Toronto, Ontario today. Ornge provides timely patient transportation involving a range of paramedical services (air and land). Their staff work around the clock  to ensure the patients of Ontario receive the best care available. With paramedics, pilots, operations control centre, and administrative staff all working together for patient-centred care. Ornge operates out of 12 bases across Ontario and owns a fleet of aircraft and land ambulances.

Thank you to Dr. Sean Moore from Kenora, Ontario for inviting me to present. It was a pleasure to discuss ten critical care controversies with a room full of smart dedicated people. Here is the list of the ten topics we discusses with a link to the SGEM episodes:

Ten Critical Care Controversies:

  1. Supraglottic airways for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (SGEM#247)
  2. Apneic oxygenation during endotracheal intubation (SGEM#186)
  3. Oxygen target in critically ill patients (SGEM#243)
  4. Pre-hospital fluids in suspected septic patients (SGEM#246)
  5. Pre-hospital antibiotics in suspected septic patients (SGEM#207)
  6. Chest tube placements (SGEM#129)
  7. TXA for non-traumatic intracranial hemorrhage (SGEM#236)
  8. Nitroglycerine in suspected stroke patients (SGEM#2xx)
  9. Crowd sourcing CPR (SGEM#143)
  10. Changes to ATLS 10th Edition (SGEM Xtra ATLS)

You can also watch the video on the SGEM Facebook page. They are broken into two parts (1-5 and 6-10).

Critical Care Controversies 1-5

Critical Care Controversies 6-10

You can also download copies of the slides.

PDF Copy of Slides

Remember to be skeptical of anything you learn, even if you heard it on the Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine.