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Letter to my Registrars: On statins and stuff

Last week in Australia – a 2 part documentary on the Catalyst program (ABC1) raised a lot of questions about the use of statins for the management of low-risk patient’s cholesterol levels.  This letter is addressed to my trainees.   Dear Registrars, By now you have probably had a few patients come through your door […]

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Obstetric Anaesthesia for Obstetricians

Welcome back – today’s podcast is all about Obstetric Anaesthesia – from the labour ward, into theatre and on the recovery side. Dr Penny Wilson [ @nomadicgp ] sent me a list of “dumb” questions that she had as an Obstetrician working alongside the GP-Anaesthetists in her practice.  Fair to say that the dark art […]

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Lessons Hard Learned episode 9: Drug errors with Dr Tim

Ok, I need a break from all the Women’s Health.  More still to come on Women’s Health this month.  But I recently recorded another episode of “Lessons Hard Learned” with my mate Dr Tim Leeuwenburg of KI Docs. This is a discussion mainly about drug errors, systems errors and human factors in the commonest errors […]

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5 Quick Tox Cases

Well I am just back from Sydney – SMACC2013.  It was heaps of fun, and I got to meet a lot of my FOAMy heroes, long time collaborators and heaps of you folk that read this. SMACC will be slowly trickled out over the ether in the coming months so you can enjoy it all […]

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Antipsychotics, ECGs, QTcs and Catastrophes

In 2001 the FDA in the USA put a “black box” warning on droperidol after a series of case reports linking it with torsades de pointes.  Since then there have been  lot of cases of antipsychotic-related cardiac badness and it is fair to say this is something psychiatrists worry about.  It would be nice to […]