The rationale behind this algorithm and related concepts are presented by Dr Ben McKenzie in an hour-long lecture presentation. Ben has been a specialist Emergency Physician in mixed adult and paediatric Emergency Departments for 15 years, a Director of Emergency Medicine Training for 10 years, a retrieval specialist for 15 years and cares about the standard of Emergency Medicine. Ben has refined and published this first online version after presenting the talk in person to two thirds of Victoria's (Australia) Emergency Departments and over 500 consultants and registrars. He has also produced a video applying the concepts in a simulation, produced in real time, of treating hypoxic anaphylaxis and asthma arrest.
Congratulations on this extraordinary achievement, to harness all the sorrow and passion and produce a truly educational package that will improve outcomes for patients affected by the extreme end of anaphylaxis and arrested asthma. Your primary lecture is filled with detail, real-life events, evidence, practical advice, and bloody good sense. Anyone who has seen your lecture could not help but learn much from it.
We will certainly encourage all our registrars to watch it, in memory of Max and James.
- PICU Consultant
Australia has the highest rates of documented food allergy and hospital anaphylaxis admissions in the developed world.
By reforming treatment and providing information, support and awareness, our vision and goal is to reduce deaths from anaphylaxis and asthma in young people to zero.
Our videos are aimed at informing and teaching best-practice techniques for critical care clinicians in Anaphylaxis and Asthma resuscitation.
The AMAX4 concepts are presented in an hour long lecture that Ben has refined over the course of delivering it many times to two thirds of Victoria's Emergency Departments and over 500 consultants and registrars.
Simulation Team and Tamara & Ben McKenzie
AMAX4 Simulation and interview:
The video aims to teach the next generation of emergency medicine specialists, but also for the current generation to stay in current in our own job progressing through your career, because every minute really does matter.
Drawing up push dose adrenaline is a core critical care skill to get you out of trouble within seconds during many emergency medicine situations. Read the instructions and watch this 3 minute video to see how.
Photo: Lucy McKenzie