Warming Up for Rural Masterclass

Rural medicine is, if nothing else, full of variety. Rural doctors generally prove themselves to be adaptable (the ‘Macgyvers of medicine‘) due to the varied nature of their work. My mission is to help bring new concepts from the evolving FOAMed world to rural doctors – with the bottomline of helping to bring ‘quality care, …

Pecha-kucha SMACC 2013

Well my three ‘pecha kucha’ talks have been uploaded to the SMACC website at http://smacc.net.au/category/pk-talk Quite a novel format – only 20 slides, 20 secs each – 400 sec only for each talk Better than ‘death by powerpoint’ @ffolliet would be proud. SMACC2013 looks to be fun as well as bringing together critical care enthusiasts. …

There’s an App for that…

Medicos often have a pendant for gadgetry. Anaesthetists and others involved with machines that go ‘bing’ (I’m thinking critical care and EM) have a reputation for being “propellor heads“. But there’s an advantage to being tech-savvy. I was reading a post on the excellent BroomeDocs this week, concerning the possibility of awake fibreoptic intubation and …

Advances in Trauma?

Well I’ve just got back from an EMST Refresher course in Adelaide.  This is the first time I’ve taught on a refresher course and it was nice to meet other experienced faculty as well as (mostly) rural doctors doing this refresher course. The Provider courses that I usually teach on are not usually so filled …