Lessons Hard Learned: Dr Tim’s Surgical airway baptism


Hi there team. Been away from Broome for a few days in Perth doing a bit of ICU training [and remembering why I don’t work in a tertiary centre!] I was lucky enough to be able to do the BASIC course  – which is a course designed for junior ICU doctors but really pretty applicable […]


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 […]


Lessons Hard Learned – Episode 8 with Dr Rob Orman


This is episode #8 of the Lessons Hard Learned Series. I am once again joined by Dr Rob Orman – the “one and only” guy behind the awesome ERCast blog and podcast.  Rob shares a story from his early days as an attending – its about how to be more humble, more human and more […]


Lessons Hard Learned – Episode 6 with Dr Melanie Thompson


Gday, it is still Paeds month – so I have dragged an unsuspecting local Paediatrician up to the mike! This is # 6 in the series of Lessons Hard Learned. IN this episode Dr Mel Thompson recounts a truly terrible experience in a remote, resource poor and difficult environment. However, some of the lessons from […]


Lessons Hard Learned 3: 7 lessons from a Paeds ED


This is episode #3 of “Lessons Hard Learned”. It is Paeds month at Broome Docs – so this is a Paeds case that demonstrates at least 7 lessons we can all learn. It is a bit of a Swiss Cheese scenario – lots of errors aligning to create a perfect storm where disaster can occur. […]