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Dr Dave Forster: A tough airway made easy

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Welcome back!  Apologies for being away for a few weeks.  You may know that a large part of the FOAM community was attacked, hacked and disabled by malignant robots last month. Thanks to Dr Mike Cadogan and his band of merry men we are now back online along with other awesome sites that fell victim […]

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PODCAST: Dr Airell Hodgkinson

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Gday and welcome back to the podcast after a short hiatus as I checked out the fish in Fiji…  Ahhh. Today’s podcast is a conversation I had with my former colleague and mentor Dr Airell Hodgkinson.  Airell is a rural GP Anesthetist based in Albany – the southern end of WA. He is a real […]

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O.A.S.I.S. : Optimal Airway Strategy In Situation

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So you might have noticed a bit of banter in the community about airway management in the last few weeks!  What’s new? [ I usually try to stay out of the airway stuff – as there are many brighter and more expert “airway bloggers” out there. ] A lot of debate about cricoid pressure and […]

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Clinical Case 099: To Lose One’s Marbles

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A quick clinical case this week – it is a classical problem with kids – the airway foreign body.  I know there are a few ways to skin the proverbial cat – so I want to hear your approach. The setting is a small ED, no specialists – just the trusty old GP generalist plugging […]

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Clinical Case 096: Abdominal Ambiguity

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Gday. Another quick case from the surgical files!  This is a diagnostic case that plays out intra-operatively. Put your thinking caps on – when does your “penny drop”? This is probably more for the Anaesthesia types, but there is plenty in here for the ED docs and even surgeons out there.  Here we go: 46 […]