Equipment

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. …

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The Love Affair may be over….

Well, no secret that I’ve been a fan of videolaryngoscopes Not so much because I think VL will replace the skill of direct laryngoscopy (it won’t), but because I think they add another tool to our therapeutic armamentarium – particularly for the ‘occasional intubator’ or the isolated rural GP anaesthetist The past 18 months or …

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Difficult Airway Equipment and Rural GP Anaesthetists in Australia

Well, it’s been almost just over 9 months since I put out a survey to rural GP-Anaesthetists (GPAs) in Australia….was surely tempted to put the results up on this blog back in April/May once the data had been crunched, but I stood on academic convention and deferred discussion until the paper came out – which …

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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 …

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Rural GP Anaesthetists – a ‘special needs’ mob?

As a rural doc I’m very lucky to have a job that is varied. I tell students and junior doctors that rural medicine offers all the stimulation and challenges of all the ‘best bits’ of medicine. Currently I practice primary healthcare, emergency medicine and anaesthetics (I gave up obstetrics last year). So this weekend just …

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