Oliver Flower

Bio

Oli Flower is an intensivist in Sydney and convenes the SMACC conference. He’s a believer in the power of the big crit care community and passionately promotes free open access medical education through SMACC, Intensive Care Network and at Royal North Shore Hospital. He’s into neuro-intensive care, graphic design, mma, family life. Follow him @oliflower.


Transfusion Thresholds in Acute Brain Injury

A bare knuckle pit fight between Oli Flower & Simon Finfer over when to transfuse in acute brain injury
A bare knuckle pit fight between Oli Flower & Simon Finfer over when to transfuse in acute brain injury… Oli argues that the transfusion threshold should be 90 g/L, whereas Simon takes 70 g/L to be a more appropriate trigger to transfuse blood in the context of acute brain injury. The transfusion trigger is remarkable heterogeneous around the world and even within individual institutions and this drives crit care professionals mad – surely there must be a “right” number. Unfortunately there isn’t, which is where understanding all the relevant aspects to the argument becomes important. Enjoy listening to these two duke it out and then make up your mind – what will your number be?

SMACC: The Final Challenge

Northern Hemisphere vrs Southern. Two teams put it all on the line in the ultimate challenge, testing their knowledge, skills, communication and teamwork in a three section extravaganza. SMACCDUB speakers will test them on content from talks they’ve just given, serving to distill the finer points they wanted to convey. The teams will then test their non-technical skills in a crisis resource management challenge – not only against one another but also against a team of “gladiators” (SMACCDUB speakers / celebs), followed by a debrief from Vic Brazil. Finally the teams will run a procedure gauntlet, having to demonstrate key learning points on their procedures as well as beat the clock. The winners walk away with fame, glory, SMACC ’17 tickets and much more. The losers face the ultimate Irish punishment: a leprechaun pie attack. Hosted by Harris, Nickson and Flower, and with an all-star faculty, this is one you have to see. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll cheer. And you’ll definitely learn something!


Northern Hemisphere vrs Southern. Two teams put it all on the line in the ultimate challenge, testing their knowledge, skills, communication and teamwork in a three section extravaganza. SMACCDUB speakers will test them on content from talks they’ve just given, serving to distill the finer points they wanted to convey. The teams will then test their non-technical skills in a crisis resource management challenge – not only against one another but also against a team of “gladiators” (SMACCDUB speakers / celebs), followed by a debrief from Vic Brazil. Finally the teams will run a procedure gauntlet, having to demonstrate key learning points on their procedures as well as beat the clock. The winners walk away with fame, glory, SMACC ’17 tickets and much more. The losers face the ultimate Irish punishment: a leprechaun pie attack. Hosted by Harris, Nickson and Flower, and with an all-star faculty, this is one you have to see. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll cheer. And you’ll definitely learn something!



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