Snake Bite in Rural Hospital

We’ve had a spate of snake bites on Kangaroo Island over the holiday period.  So I thought it would be worth reviewing snake bite management.  Not least because I’ve had some sensible suggestions from my colleagues at Raptor Domain / KI Birds of Prey who run South Australias only ‘in-flight’ bird display AND offer a …

Rural Generalist, Swiss Army Knives & Waiting Lists

I’m proud to be a rural doctor.  My training is in not just Primary Care but also in Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Anaesthesia. To be able to serve their communities best, rural doctors need broad brush skills across the board.  Rather than the finely-honed precision instrument of the specialist (akin to a scalpel), rural generalists …

Airway Popups

Just heading home from a whirlwind European trip, ostensibly for the purposes of attending #dasSMACC in Berlin.  I’m proud to have been involved with smacc as speaker, workshop presenter and occasional twitter moderator since inception in Sydney 2013.  It’s cemented itself as the premier conference for critical care and emergency medicine on a global stage …