What is Rapid sequence?
Anaesthesia and critical care are constantly evolving areas and keeping up to date is vital to being able to practice safely. For busy students, trainees and clinicians of all levels this can be a constant battle to fit in around clinical responsibilities and life in general.
Rapid Sequence was set up to act as an on-line journal club that can be accessed whenever is most convenient. It's purpose is purely to be a source of useful and interesting information on the topics of anaesthesia and critical care medicine. This may be through reviews of guidelines, evaluation of journal articles, or simply clinical learning points the author has encountered which they wanted to share. It aims to encourage learning, debate and clinical discussion about topics that we will encounter in daily practice, and hopefully make us more knowledgeable in the process. Inspired by some other great blogs, we want to promote the idea of #FOAMed (Free Open Access Medical Education) and social media to augment to way we learn.
Can i get involved?
A word of caution...
Patient confidentiality is vitally important and breeching it can have serious consequences. As a website we may use 'patient stories' as a method for making clinical learning points more memorable and understandable, much as medical education has done throughout its long history. However, the stories used on the site are entirely fiction, using an amalgam of learning points that have been derived from a selection of different clinical experiences, and do not represent real patients that have been encountered. We urge you to read the advice provided on our confidentiality page before using the site.