Quality Care, Out There

Sad news yesterday (30-3-13) – Dr Conrad Williams (FACEM) passed away peacefully Sat morning in hospice after a short illness. Conrad taught me a lot in the ED a decade or so ago and I know he has been inspirational to colleagues and juniors in Emergency Medicine in Adelaide. It was a privilege to teach …

Medical Error & FOAMed

Another interesting week following on from #SMACC2013 and the increasing interest in #FOAMed amongst not just critical care and EM physicians, but the rest of medicine. First up, the launch of a new website¬†FOAM4GP.com¬†– an idea that a few of us had been bouncing around for a while, in or enthusiasm to bring quality free …

Rural Docs getting FOAMed

Why FOAMed? Readers of the blog will be in no doubt that I am a fan of FOAMed, the revolution in medical education that has swept through the Emergency Medicine & Critical Care world. Like may others, I have got back from the SMACC2013 conference with renewed enthusiasm for cutting edge medicine and promulgating ideas …

SMACC Day One

I am pleased to say that day one of SMACC2013 has not failed to deliver – blistering talks from the likes of Joe Lex, Scott Weingart, John Myburgh and Cliff Reid were much appreciated by the audience. Highlights for me were Weingart’s suggestion of the sweet harmonies of Nine Inch Nails for trauma RSI (just …