This is the first blogpost on DutchResus, my blog on resuscitation, emergency anesthesia, airway management and all kinds of other related things. I’ve been thinking on starting on a blog for a long time, but never took the time. Not very surprising though, because there are other things in life that are more important, like trying to be the best husband for my wife, father of my four kids and doctor for my patients I can be. However, I couldn’t get rid of the idea. In the past years, I have learned so much through social media, it feels unfair not to try and contribute to Free Open Access Medical Education, or #FOAMed. So I will try and provide you with information to learn about resuscitation, hoping to inspire you to be the best you can.
Why the image in the header? In this blog I will focus on resuscitation and am working on PhD research on airway management and ventilation during prehospital advanced life support for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Why the orange colour? Orange is used often for the (H)EMS clothing in prehospital care, is the national colour for the Netherlands and I’ve got red hair which is actually orange :-).
Critical patients need high performance critical care. That is the challenge we face in resuscitation. And I believe learning is the answer to this challenge. So I hope you will learn from my blog. And I hope to learn from you.
I am planning to share some thoughts with you through blogposts, point out some recommended #FOAMed, share some of my talks and publications. Let me know what you think.