All Hail the 3D Vortex Model

Many of you involved in airway management will be familiar with the ‘Vortex Approach‘, the brainchild of anaesthetist Nicholas Chrimes and emergency physician Peter Fritz in Melbourne, Australia Designed as a simple tool to open up communication in emergency airway management, the Vortex has been refined over the past few years and there is a …

Airway Plan & Kit Dump

Truth of the matter is that most of the emergencies in my tiny rural hospital ED are relatively straightforward – injured bones, psychiatric emergencies, infections, cardiac conditions and so on.  Every now and then we are challenged with a patient requiring retrieval, but most of those need either meticulous monitoring, inotropic support or transfer to …

Shhh…it’s a secret!

The implementation of #MyHealthRecord is causing some concern amongst medical, information technology, and privacy experts.  You may have read about this online or heard it on the news already. Or not.  It seems like it’s a big secret…. I have opted out of MyHealthRecord already.  This is based on my concerns over the system.  Many …