What’s New in Surgery?

The Baxter Parkland formula (4ml x body weight (kg) x BSA (%)) has been modified by ANZBA to 3ml x body weight (kg) x BSA (%) to prevent pulmonary oedema.

The 6 formulas in Paediatric Acute Abdomen management. 6 minutes, 6 hours, 6 days, 6 weeks, 6 months, 6 years.

Snake Bite management in Emergency Medicine: ABC, DoC: SABU (2 vials + 100ml NaCl 0,9%), pressure bandaging immobilisation, anticholinesterase drugs (esp. for neurotoxin envenoming – should give atropine before to prevent physostigmine intoxication).

Thibbun Nabawiy: “antum a’lamu bi umuuri dunyaakum”. Thibbun Nabawiy = Evidence Based Medicine.

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