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 I won’t be actively checking existing links so they may become outdated or broken over time.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

GCUH SPANZA Meeting

(Posted on behalf of Naomi Pearson)

Dear all,

I would like to invite everyone to attend the SPANZA Paediatric Anaesthetic Update meeting to be held at GCUH on February 29th next year. This meeting is a fantastic opportunity to hear local and interstate speakers give practical updates on a variety of paediatric anaesthetic topics. We are also running three workshops to get some hands on experience but numbers are limited so get in quick! It is open to all anaesthetists, anaesthetic registrars, nurses and anaesthetic technicians so please invite your colleagues and assistants. Registrations are open at;

https://willorganise.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/2020-spanza-update-meeting/spanza-update-meeting-2020-update

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Naomi Pearson

Gold Coast Anaesthetic Project Exchange