Full credit for this goes to Dr James DuCanto, airway geek and innovator from Milwaukee, USA. It’s been my great privilege (and crazy pleasure) to facilitate with Jim at smacc airway workshops in Chicago and Dublin, using the SALAD sim (suction assisted laryngoscopic airway decontamination). This is a great setup to teach techniques to manage […]
I was 14 when I nearly considered deliberate defenestration. It’s probably the closest I’ve ever been to suicide, but the memory of the angst that made me contemplate this action is still vivid. The Headmaster had asked each of the 30 pupils in our class to give a talk. I cannot even remember the details
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
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
I’m in love…with my KingVision videolaryngoscope. It’s somewhat of a generalism, but anaesthetists tend to be ‘propellor heads’ – they like to fiddle with equipment, & they are invariably seduced by things technical…you can usually tell anaesthetic doctors at a conference – they’re the ones with MacBook Pros or iPads or iPhones. But I digress.