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For other accounts of smaccGOLD (based on a list originally made by Alan Batt), check out: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:
All of the RAGE team will be heavily involved in smaccGOLD. Even Haney is flying out from the States to be part of it.
Various members of the RAGE team are organising the program, selecting the speakers, designing and running the workshops, as well as taking the stage for talks, panel discussions and other mind blowing events during the conference.
So be sure to take our conflict of interest into account when we say that smaccGOLD is going to be AWESOME!
We really hope to meet you there. Come along for a meeting of friends who have never met before and the most inspiring educational experience you can have, at a conference like no other.
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