Hats off to retrieval

OK, interesting twitter exchange at the end of the month. Although initially a sceptic, I have been converted into using Twitter into a valuable tool. Think of Twitter as a tool to have a corridor conversation – where the best learning happens – but with colleagues around the world. Just today had three fascinating discussions First critique …

Money for JAM?

Well not quite huge financial prizes…but hopefully some worthy reward for the best 60 sec video. I’e posted on this earlier re PUMP UP THE JAM and the concept is being enthusiatically taken up by other rural docs and emergency physicians. You can see more info over at Minh le Cong’s prehospitalmed.com and Casey Parker’s …

Pump Up The JAM

It’s been an interesting week. Finally managed to pin down former KI Doc, Dr Jamie Doube for a quick podcast before he disappears on another round of adventures. You can listen to the podcast over at ruraldoctors.net.Sadly our discussion on haemostatic dressings got a little sidetracked by beer and other interesting things, so we’ll re-record …

SMACC GOLD is coming…

Well we’re gearing up for SMACC GOLD – the seminal critical care conference to be held on the Gold Coast Mar 19-21 2014. Rumour has it that I will be engaging in a debate with the esteemed Dr Minh le Cong of RFDS QLD and the truly superb ‘prehospital & retrieval medicine‘ blog in a …

Under Pressure

As time goes on, I’ve become increasingly aware that the delivery of good medical care, particularly in a crisis is not so much about knowing facts (although this is important!). Rather other factors come into play. Recent events are illustrative. Our small rural ED deals with critical illness relatively infrequently. However “critical illness does not …