ETM Course – REVIEW

My blog profile mention that I am an instructor and course director for the ATLS-EMST course. ATLS-EMST is something in which I believe – a structured approach to trauma management training for doctors. But over the years I have become frustrated with the tardiness of knowledge translation – concepts that I learn about via FOAMed …

Be a ZERO, Not a HERO

DISCLAIMER : This post is about how medics interact within the various tribes. It is NOT about primary care vs teaching hospital, ED vs medics, surgeons vs anaesthetists. I’ve had some people comment on twitter that this is ‘about being a GP undermined by colleagues’. It’s not. It’s about clinicians, of whatever ilk, either undermining …

From Tacloban to Antarctica

I’ve just caught up with former KIDoc, Dr Jamie Doube – Jamie is special for doing his GP registrar years in part on Macquarie Island with the Australian Antarctica Division as both Station Doctor but also as a major player in the program there to eradicate rabbits from this pristine environment. He is way to humble to mention …

Why FOAMed?

There is a slow move towards FOAMed from rural doctors – a good thing, as we have the most to gain by virtue of both the nature of our work (spanning arenas of primary care, emergency medicine and procedural skills) as well as isolation. There’s a nice vodcast from Chris Nickson over at lifeinthefastlane.com – …