Dr Le Cong – the Medical Blogshere’s most promiscuous lecturer

Dr Minh Le Cong (RFDS) is possibly the most promiscuous blogshere lecturer out there – he pops up on all the best sites!

After playing the field at Emcrit and LITFL, he is back on Broome Docs this week covering our favourite topic – Psych sedation and retrieval.  This is his presentation to the Australian Aeromedical Society at Burswood in Perth, Western Australia last week.

Minh has sent me the link for the download as it is a big file – too big for this little blog.  So if you need a dose of Minh / ketamine check out his lecture at:

It takes a bit to download, but is well worth it.  Then if you haven’t read my recent case on the topic – check it out @ Livin’ the Ketamine dream.  Minh tells me it is the first ketamine-based transfer of psychosis in WA, and might be the shape of the future if you follow Minh’s data from Queensland.




  1. Minh Le Cong says

    Thanks Casey for posting this. I would like to thank Dr Mike Hill, SMO RFDS Broken Hill, NSW for kindly recording my presentation. Without his help this post would not be happening!
    Casey, I believe you were the ideal doctor to trial the first ketamine sedation for an acute psychosis patient retrieval in WA. You more than most understand the unique challenges facing remote providers and patients and the problems with acute sedation guidelines currently. Where you work in your own words there exist no “departments”! Your anaesthetic training combined with your remote general practice experience in my opinion allow you to provide the flexible approach and finesse required in this patient group. It is very easy to adopt a zero tolerance approach to this patient group. A measured approach takes exceptional patience and an optimal blend of technical and non technical skills of acute medicine.
    I would encourage others to consider and study this approach. Don’t just believe me, go and believe yourself and your skills. Casey has kindly put all my teaching and research materials on this blogsite as references. I would also recommend the material Casey has written himself on acute sedation and his risk matrix.

  2. Right on Minh, it’s nice to know that someone has faith in us rural GP proceduralists as being ‘capable’…sometimes we feel that city specialists just see our inadequacies.

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