Category Archives: smacc

How we train is how we fight

The RAGE team’s sphincters are progressively tightening as the pressure to perform at smaccGOLD mounts… the conference is just a couple of weeks away.

Sydney HEMS submitted a fantastic SimWars GOLD video entry — featuring quotations from HEMS speakers at the first SMACC conference, including RAGE’s Karel Habig and Cliff Reid.

Watch and be inspired…

Be inspired to train harder…

Be inspired to fight harder to save lives.

Top Ten ICU trials for 2013

Wondering what to do while you’re waiting for RAGE Session Two to be released?

Here’s an option.

Check out Mac Sweeney’s Top Ten Critical Care Papers for 2013 (includes links for further reading). I  talked to Rob from Critical Care Reviews about his picks for the ten best trials in the intensive care literature for 2013. It is a fast paced and in depth discussion. I’m still suffering from the cortical burn!

Rob, along with all the RAGE team, will be at smaccGOLD in March 2014. See you there!

Physiology of Inspiration

The RAGE team tasters keep on coming…

Only one talk at SMACC matched Cliff’s How to be a Hero for emotional impact.

It was this, by RAGE resusciteer Michelle Johnston. She took lessons from the classics to explore the physiology of inspiration.

As Michelle says, words have power.

Listen to the audio only version by clicking here. And read MJ’s original post on LITFL.

Subscribe to the free SMACC podcast on iTunes. If you’re going to smaccGOLD, you can join Michellle and colleagues for the ‘Get Creative’ workshop – it will be a revelation.

All Doctors are Jackasses

Yep, here’s another RAGE team taster… Though, unfortunately I’m up next.

One of the dumbest things I’ve ever done was assign myself a spot at SMACC to talk after Cliff’s amazing ‘How to be a Hero‘ speech…

Oh well, the show must go on, eh.

This is what happened — my talk on how System I and System II thinking underpins clinical decision making and how we are affected by, and can overcome, cognitive biases:

Listen to the audio by clicking here and view the slides:

Relevant links and references are available on LITFL here, and for more talks from SMACC subscribe to the SMACC podcast on iTunes.

How to be a Hero

Here’s another RAGE team taster, more Cliff Reid magic from SMACC.

Biased though I may be, this is perhaps the greatest, most inspirational, and most emotionally powerful talk ever given on the art of resuscitation.

Watch the video to see what Cliff can teach us about ‘How to be a Hero’:

Here’s the audio only version:

… and here’s the slides:

Cliff has his references and written version of this talk here.
Remember to subscribe to the SMACC podcast on iTunes and visit Cliff’s blog Resus.ME.

Come RAGE at smaccGOLD

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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Register ASAP by clicking on the logo :-)