RAGE Session Four is fully edited and soon to be released. Unfortunately, as you’ll soon find out, Cliff wasn’t able to make the session.
To make up for it, we’ll be featuring a few different Cliff Reid talks in the next week or two. We’ll start with this controversial and inspiring talk from smaccGOLD which left more than a few resuscitationists feeling conflicted.
Listen to it yourself and make up your own mind.
Cliff was asked to speak on the topic of ‘When should we stop resuscitation?’ instead – as he is wont – he turns the talk on its head and asks ‘When should we NOT stop resuscitation?’
Here is the audio (download the mp3 directly here):
You’ll remember Mark Wilson (@markhwilson) from RAGE: The smaccGOLD Edition. Mark is an amazing mix of neurosurgeon and prehospital physician… We’ve already got him to promise to come on RAGE for a neuro-focused RAGE Session in the next few months.
Check out Mark’s talk on ‘Neurosurgery for Everyone!’ from smaccGOLD.
The RAGE team owe a lot to Mr EMCrit Scott Weingart. Together with Rob Orman of ERCast, he was instrumental in helping us get the technical aspects of podcasting in order as we found our podcasting feet.
Here is Weingart in action at smaccGOLD. His talk on ‘Cutting Edge Intra-Arrest Care’ is unequivocally essential listening for anyone who follows the RAGE podcast.
It is controversial.
He calls for resuscitationists to go beyond ACLS and function on the bleeding edge of critical care.
Critics will argue that early adoption is intensely dangerous. I am sure that some of the things Scott talks about will prove to be false in the fullness of time (I just can’t see vasopressin-epi-steroids being validated by bigger multi-center trials, for instance). Nevertheless, this is a masterful talk by a master resuscitationist.
Just in case you still thought cricoid pressure was a good idea, listen to the RAGE team’s newest member John Hinds at smaccGOLD. Hinds is an anaesthetist, intensivist and a motorcycle-riding prehospital resuscitationist based in Northern Ireland. In this debate he will tell you about ‘cricolol’.
John parodies cricoid pressure by encouraging us to imagine that this procedure is a drug… Yep, might as well use it as a suppository.
Unfortunately, missing from the photo is my great friend and SMACC co-conspirator Oli Flower (@oliflower). Also, the third founder of SMACC, the ‘SMACC Big Cheese’ Roger Harris (@RogerRDHarris) wasn’t included because we’d just have to bleep out everything he’d say anyway… Sorry Rog!
The audio quality is a tad marginal in places, but that’s what you get with an impromptu recording of 10 slightly manic people in a room with one mic. All the same, we hope it is an engaging audio experience and gives a good insight into the SMACC experience and what to look out for as the talks are released online. Thanks to Haney for helping me get this audio into the best shape possible.
This is ’17 minutes’, the amazing video by Tamara Hills and family mentioned in the podcast (nearly 7,000 views and counting):
Look out for all the talks being released on the SMACC podcast and the affiliated FOAM websites in the coming months. Follow the @smaccteam on Twitter for updates.
For other accounts of smaccGOLD (based on a list originally made by Alan Batt), check out:
The entire RAGE team were at smaccGOLD, and we loved every minute of it.
Of course, Cliff Reid stole the show as per usual with his talk on ‘When should resuscitation stop?” (look out for it on the SMACC podcast in the coming months) but all the RAGE team made huge contributions to the critical care conference of the millennium.
This was the first time the entire RAGE team were in one place at the same time – rather than connected via Skype over the Internet – so we took the chance to record some audio. We managed to include a few friends too… Though, as always, the best bits will probably have to be edited out ;-)
Look out for the next RAGE podcast featuring these SMACCers: