Burr Holes in the Bush

I had the opportunity to speak to Mr Mark Wilson – a consultant Neurosurgeon and HEMS doctor in London, with a background including NASA, Everest Base Camp, rural medicine and significant input into medicine in the developing world. Mark and I were at University College Hospital in London many moons ago. As times have moved …

What’s in your bag (Pt 2)

Bit of a discussion on twitter this week re: the ideal contents of a doctors bag. I’ve posted about this before on the old KI-Docs.com site (now surpassed with move to WordPress and Mike Cadogan’s revamping of the site as KIDocs.org) Here’s a 25 min video on the doctors bag – mostly from the perspective …

Bush Anaesthesia

So this week was Gynae list – a good list for me as I get to put in spinals +/- GA for vaginal hysterectomy and intubate everyone having a laparoscopy – much better than the hum-drum sedation lists for colonoscopy…also delighted to hear that RDASA president Dr Scott Lewis has nominated as the GP-Anaesthetist rep …

Rural Theatre Checklists 2013 Update

I’ve updated the previous ‘Rural Hospital Theatre Checklists’ which many users have downloaded. I was delighted to hear from a rural GPA colleague that this resource was being recommended by instructors on one of the EMAC courses… It is, of course, a collation of mostly previously published guidelines, adapted for local use on Kangaroo Island. …

If nothing goes wrong, is everything alright?

Big shout outs this month to fellow rural doctors, Casey Parker of Broome Docs and his “lesson’s hard learned” series of podcasts…also to Minh le Cong for discussing various cases from the Coroner. I have just been compiling a list of Coroner’s cases that I think are salutory reading for rural doctors.¬†Delving through Coroner’s cases …