What It Takes To Be At The Cutting Edge

November 11, 2015 by  
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This talk was presented at the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting in Manchester in September 2015.

You can download the audio here, listen online here, or find it in iTunes at the RCEM FOAMed Network here.

A brief summary of the talk and related references are here.


June 10, 2015 by  
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Currently the RAGE Podcast site is recovering from a cold, so here are the show notes for the pre-SMACC mini RAGE episode released June 2015.

Here is the podcast

And here are the references:

SMACC Conference

It’s a knockout

GoodSAM App

Oxygen therapy

AVOID: Air Versus Oxygen in ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction.

HOT or NOT trial: HyperOxic Therapy OR NormOxic Therapy after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (HOT OR NOT): a randomised controlled feasibility trial.

Helicopter Emergency Medical Services
Survival benefit of a physician-staffed HEMS assistance for severely injured patients

Willingness to pay for lives saved by HEMS

Intraosseous access
Intraosseous infusion rates under high pressure: a cadaveric comparison of anatomic sites.

Intraosseous hypertonic saline: myonecrosis in swine

Intraosseous hypertonic saline: safe in swine

Discussion post about intraosseous hypertonic saline at Sydney HEMS

Handstands: a treatment for supraventricular tachycardia?

Impact of a modified Valsalva manoeuvre in the termination of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia

Handstands keep you awake


The next RAGE Podcast will air late August / early September

How to Be a Hero

September 22, 2013 by  
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Kal-fly-iconI’m not a hero and don’t claim to be, but when I was given this talk to do for the SMACC 2013 conference I researched the topic and realised I’d worked with several of them.

The talk was the toughest I’ve ever given, because I cried while giving it, and knew that it wouldn’t just be the large audience in front of me who would know I was a wuss, but that it was being recorded for many others to find out too!

A full transcript of the talk, the slide set, and links to references from the talk can be found here.

Trauma before and beyond the hospital

July 2, 2013 by  
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Sydney HEMS physician Dr Brian Burns talks about the prehospital care of trauma in this 20 minute audio podcast recorded at SMACC 2013

Further talks from the SMACC conference are available for free download on iTunes.

Here are the accompanying slides:

Resus.ME! Podcast June 2012

June 22, 2012 by  
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I discuss the bad old days of poor training and lack of supervision with emergency physician and retrieval specialist Dr Karel Habig.

The skeletons are coming out of the closet!


Resus.ME! June 2012

First Resus.ME! Podcast

May 4, 2011 by  
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The desire to produce my own Podcast has been burning away for a while now. I can’t offer clinical pearls in the beautiful ways that EMCrit or EMRAP do, but I do want to share the news about the great resuscitation practitioners that have inspired me and continue to do so.

You have to start somewhere – I’m hoping to improve at this and would welcome any constructive feedback. Click the link below to download. If you play it in iTunes the chapter headings should be available as should links to the websites referred to in the podcast.


Resus.ME! May 2011