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Lessons Hard Learned: a Reflection on Error

Dr Peter Fritz is an ED Physician and amazing landscape photographer. (Check out his site) Many of you might know him as the co-author of the original Vortex paper.  Peter has allowed me to use this image of a solo mangrove at high tide in Broome titled “Alone in the Fog”.  I think it perfectly […]

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Perioperative Palliative Care by Dr Ramachenderan

This is a quick shout out to my good friend, fellow GP Anaesthetist and all round nice chap – Dr Johnathon Ramechederan. He has co-authored this great article in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management with fellow Albany doctor Kirsten Auret.  It is about how we treat patients with surgical needs towards the end […]

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Crashing GA Caesarean

In this episode I have enlisted Dr Roger Browning (Obstetric Anaesthetist) to discuss the finer points of giving a safe anaesthetic in the scariest scenario in my practice – the crashing GA Caesarean section. There are many ways to skin a cat and many ways to give a GA for a C-section. Roger takes me […]

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Rural Anaesthesia Journal Club: December 2018

Hello, The 3rd instalment of the Rural Anaesthesia Down Under / Broome Docs podcast is now out. I invited a few of my Broome gas colleagues tot he microphone to share their thoughts on a few recent articles relevant to GP anaesthesia. Dr Mel Little returns to the microphone.  This time we are joined by […]

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The Best Central Line Ever… Tribute

The best central line ever….. tribute Placing a central line is one of those procedures that can be done in many ways. The last 10 years or so has seen an evolution of the kit, ultrasounds and techniques… so my current set up and routine bears little resemblance to that when I trained. This article […]