AnSafe Video Conference 6.30pm Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Next AnSafe Meeting

  • Date: Wednesday 2nd December 2020
  • Time: 6.30pm
  • Topic: AnSafe (Submit agenda items here.)
  • Chair: Philippa Hall
  • Venue: Video conference (link will be emailed via AnSafe.)

Agenda has been circulated via AnSafe.

A note on AnSafe Meetings: Both Pindara Private Hospital and the Gold Coast Private Hospital consider 50% attendance at these
meetings essential to continued accreditation of anaesthetists.

On attending you will be able to claim 2 credits per hour ANZCA CPD points.

Submit agenda items on the AnSafe page.

Pindara Grand Rounds Thu 22nd October 2020

WHEN:                 6.15pm – 9.00pm Thursday, 23nd October 2020

WHERE:               The Lakeside Terrace HOTA (Formerly known as The Arts Centre Gold Coast) 135 Bundall Rd  Surfers Paradise

PROGRAM:

  • 6.15pm                 Registration & welcome drinks
  • 6.40pm                 Dinner served
  • 7.00pm                 Presentation#1 Dr David Deller
  • 8.00pm                 Presentation#2 Dr Dylan Wilson
  • 9.00pm                 Close

RSVP is essential. Registrations close Monday 24 February

https://www.pindaraprivate.com.au/For-Doctors/GP-Events

Case Conference Monday 4th May 7pm

Next Video Conference

UPDATE: – meeting cancelled

  • Meeting: Case conference
  • Topic: Please email cases to Ian Cameron by Friday lunchtime, the agenda will be sent via AnSafe Friday evening
  • Date: Monday 4th May
  • Time: 7pm – 8pm
  • Medium: Video conference via GoToMeeting
About Case Conferences

Regular Case Conferences are held via video conference. You earn 2 points per hour under the Practice Evaluation category for case discussions/conferencing. (More details are in Appendix 11.)

COVID-19 Resources

Here are some links to COVID-19 resources;

ANZCA

https://libguides.anzca.edu.au/covid-19

ANZICS

https://www.anzics.com.au/coronavirus/

ASA

https://asa.org.au/covid-19-updates/

https://asa.org.au/asa-forum/forum/covid-19-faq/

Government

https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/cdna-song-novel-coronavirus.htm

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/collections/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-resources

APSF

https://www.apsf.org/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-resource-center/

Other

https://icmanaesthesiacovid-19.org/

https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2020/212/10/consensus-statement-safe-airway-society-principles-airway-management-and

https://qld.ama.com.au/COVID_19

https://www.medscape.com/resource/coronavirus

https://covid19evidence.net.au/

NOTE: I was planning for this to be a fairly short list, but it has grown quite by accident. I won’t be actively checking existing links so they may become outdated or broken over time.

AnSafe Video Conference Wednesday 18th March 2020

Next AnSafe Meeting

  • Date: Wednesday 18th March 2020
  • Time: 7.00pm
  • Topic: AnSafe/COVID-19 (Submit agenda items here.)
  • Chair: Philippa Hall
  • Venue: Video conference using GoToMeeting.

Please note changes from original date and venue.

Details on how to set up your phone/tablet/computer have been circulated via the AnSafe email list.

A note on AnSafe Meetings: Both Pindara Private Hospital and the Gold Coast Private Hospital consider 50% attendance at these
meetings essential to continued accreditation of anaesthetists.

On attending you will be able to claim 2 credits per hour ANZCA CPD points.

Submit agenda items on the AnSafe page.

SGLT2 Inhibitor Update Jan 2020

Background

Sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT2i) are oral medications that promote glucose excretion in the urine for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Note that SGLT2i are not approved for use in the management of type 1 diabetes in Australia or New Zealand, although they are sometimes used off-label in this setting.

• Over the last few years there has been an increasing number of reports of patients with type 2 diabetes who are taking these medications developing severe acidosis requiring ICU/HDU admission during the peri-operative period.

• SGLT2i carry a small but definite risk of severe diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Sometimes this DKA is associated with near normal or only mildly elevated blood glucose levels (i.e. euglycaemic ketoacidosis [euDKA]).

• The risk is increased if the patient has been fasting or has very restricted dietary intake, has undergone bowel preparation and/or a surgical procedure, is dehydrated or has an intercurrent illness such as active infection.

• Blood ketone testing is strongly recommended to detect and monitor DKA as urine ketone testing may be unreliable

You can download the full document here: Download SGLT2 Jan 2020 PDF

Pindara Grand Rounds Thu 27th Feb 2020

WHEN:                 6.15pm – 9.00pm Thursday, 27 February 2020

WHERE:               The Lakeside Terrace HOTA (Formerly known as The Arts Centre Gold Coast) 135 Bundall Rd  Surfers Paradise

PROGRAM:

  • 6.15pm                 Registration & welcome drinks
  • 6.40pm                 Dinner served
  • 7.00pm                 Presentation#1 Dr Alan Parnham
  • 8.00pm                 Presentation#2 Dr Dan Robinson
  • 9.00pm                 Close

RSVP is essential. Registrations close Monday 24 February

https://www.pindaraprivate.com.au/For-Doctors/GP-Events

Gold Coast Anaesthetic Project Exchange