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Medical Ethics Question

One of my jobs is acting as a supervisor / mentor to the next generation of doctors – medical students in the final phases of their training. Recently one of my students  (Anton Lavell) posed an ethical question – I think I know what my “position” is on this question.  But, I want to know […]

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Clinical Case 081: Intubation Procrastination

This is my first Clinical Case on the podcast.  So hope you like the format – it is a bit mixed media. Here is what I want you to do – first listen to the podcast below,  take your time to think it over and then give me your opinion. Either write a comment on […]

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Broome Docs Vodcast 009: Airway 101 with Drs Tim Leeuwenberg and Jamie Doube

I recently caught up with my S.A. mate Dr Tim Leeuwenberg (KI-Docs.com) who is the Prof. of all things airway in the GP realm.  Tim has recently published an audit of Aussie rural GPs and their access to airway gear, knowledge and practice when it come to emergency airway management. Tim is a really clear […]

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Clinical Case 072: The Difficult Airway that Wasn’t

Today I have another Airway case for you from Dr James DuCanto, M.D. Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Here is the case as described by James:  Watch the video here:  JDucanto difficult airway Middle aged male presents for urgent surgery with multiple medical co-morbidities (on renal transplant list), and multiple indicators of difficult […]

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Clinical Case 069: Can’t Intubate, can ventilate …. for now

 I always thought that Beaker would be the toughest Muppet to intubate.  Sure he’s skinny, but a non-existent thyro-mental gap and that big nose will impede cord visualisation…any other thoughts? Todays case is one of those unique country-doctor scenarios.  Sure it could happen anywhere, but working in a small town has a few special and […]