Month: November 2013

So much hot gas – ETCO2 for non-anaesthetists

End-tidal CO2 is increasingly becoming used outside of the Operating Theatre and it is prudent for the rural doctor to have an appreciation of what it is, how to measure it, when to measure it and it’s utility in common scenarios. “you get A, B & C in a single squiggly line”  Casey Parker, …

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RFDS STAR course

Readers of the blog will be aware of my feelings re: courses for rural doctors. There are a plethora of ‘alphabet soup’ or ‘merit badge’ courses out there for entry-level as a rural registrar or doctor – ALS, APLS, ALSO, ATLS(EMST) etc. As career progresses, we are required to maintain continuing professional development. Most …

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