All posts by Ian Cameron

Pindara Grand Rounds, Thursday 23rd May 2019.

6.15pm – 9.00pm
Thursday, 23 May 2019

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 Andrew Jones
8.00pm                 Presentation#2 Dr Bernadette Brown
9.00pm                 Close

RSVP is essential. Registrations close Monday 20 May 2019.

Your are eligible to claim 2 hours (4 credits) under “Practice Evaluation – Case Discussions/Conferencing” for ANZCA CPD.

AnSafe Meeting Friday February 1st 2018

(Posted on behalf of Alison Herdman)

The first AnSafe Meeting of the year will be on Friday February 1st at the SAS Rooms at 82 Minnie St Southport starting at 6pm.

Please remember that AnSafe is classified as an Anaesthetic  craft group/M&M Meeting by both Pindara and the GCPH. As part of the accreditation process VM0s are expected to attend 50% of these meetings or at least one per year. CME points can be claimed for your attendance. Please check on the Gcape website after the meeting for details.

Best wishes

Alison Herdman

Tapentadol Information Evening

(Posted on behalf of Philippa Hall.)

Good morning everybody.

Seqirus , the company behind Palexia have organised 2 dinner meetings for Gold Coast Anaesthetists.

The first one is at the Little Truffle on Wednesday 17th October.

The second is at Lake Front Bistro at Carrara on Wednesday 24th October.

Both meetings are catered and have Dr. Tim Grice speaking about Palexia.

You can make your reservation by clicking on the following links. (Sorry, I’ve had to hide these links from public access so you’ll have to log in to access them – I.C.)

Please log in to access booking links

Please RSVP as soon as possible so the Seqirus rep is able to organise the evenings.

Many thanks

Philippa

Pindara Grand Rounds Thursday 13th September

Pindara Group of Hospitals invites you to join us for our final Grand Rounds for 2018 featuring presentations by Dr Aneel Nihal, Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon followed by Dr Jacobus Jordaan, Upper Gastrointestinal, Endocrine and Bariatric Surgeon.

WHEN:                 6.15pm – 9.00pm  Thursday, 13 September 2018

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 Aneel Nihal

8.00pm                 Presentation#2 Dr Jacobus Jordaan

9.00pm                 Close

RSVP is essential. Registrations close Monday 10 September 2018.

Kind regards,

Kathryn O’Reilly

OReillyK@ramsayhealth.com.au

AnSafe M&M Friday September 14th

(Posted on behalf of Alison Herdman)

There will be an extra AnSafe M&M Meeting on Friday September 14th to discuss Endoscopic Aspirations, SGLT 2 inhibitors with a talk from a Brisbane Endocrinologist and anything else we have time for bearing in mind its strictly 6pm- 8pm on a Friday night.

This will be held at the SAS Rooms in Minnie St and will start as mentioned above at 6pm.

All welcome, Refreshments served.

Thanks to Adrian Skidmore for instigating this.

AnSafe Meeting Friday 6th July

(Posted on behalf of Alison Herdman)

Dear All, 

The second  AnSafe Meeting 2018 is to be held at 6pm on Friday July 6th  at the SAS Rooms in Minnie St, Southport. 

This meeting is hosted by SAS and sponsored by APS.

Please email James Derrick or myself for Pindara issues for the Agenda, Stuart Green or Adrian Skidmore for GCPH issues, and Nick Hogan for any Paediatric issues in either hospital.

AnSafe has its own WebAirs reporting and we go through all incidents reported (anonymously) at the meetings. You can sign up with AnSafe webAirs by going to the Gcape website and following the prompts. Please share your near misses for our communal benefit.

Please remember that AnSafe is classified as an Anaesthetic  craft group/M&M Meeting by both Pindara and the GCPH. As part of the accreditation process VM0s are expected to attend 50% of these meetings or at least one per year. CME points can be claimed for your attendance. Please check on the Gcape website after the meeting for details.

Best wishes

Alison Herdman

Detection of Euglycaemic Ketoacidosis preoperatively

(Posted on behalf of Alison Herdman)

Pindara Admissions now finger prick test every preoperative patient on dapagliflozin (Forxiga), empagliflozin (Jardiance) or a combination with metformin (Xigduo, Jardiamet) with a ketone reagent strip.

They write the result on the Preop Check List.

If it is > 0.6mmol/l you will be notified by phone.

The Australian Diabetic Society (ADS) recommends that strong consideration to postponing non urgent surgery be given if SGLT2 inhibitors have not been stopped preoperatively and either the blood ketones are > 0.6 mol/l or the HbA1c is >9% .

Download ADS Alert and Recommendations here… ADS Alert and Recommendations

AnSafe meeting Thursday 15th March 2018

(Posted on behalf of Alison Herdman)

Dear All,

There will be three AnSafe Meetings instead of two in 2018. This is because:

1) All the other craft groups meet at least 3-4 times per year

2) We have so much to talk about we need three meetings a year to get through it all.

The first meeting is to be held at 6pm on Thursday March 15th at the SAS Rooms in Minnie St, Southport. 

Please email James Derrick or myself for Pindara issues for the Agenda, Stuart Green or Adrian Skidmore for GCPH issues, and Nick Hogan for any Paediatric issues in either hospital.

AnSafe has its own WebAirs reporting and we go through all incidents reported (anonymously) at the meetings. You can sign up with AnSafe webAirs by going to the Gcape website and following the prompts. Please share your near misses for our communal benefit.

Please remember that AnSafe is classified as an Anaesthetic craft group/M&M Meeting by both Pindara and the GCPH. As part of the accreditation process VM0s are expected to attend 50% of these meetings. CME points can be claimed for your attendance. Please check on the Gcape website after the meeting for details.

Best wishes

Alison Herdman

Pindara Grand Rounds – Thursday 22nd March 2018

Details

WHEN: 6.15pm – 9.00pm Thursday, 15 June 2017

WHERE: The Lakeside Terrace, HOTA, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise

PROGRAM:

  • 6.15pm Registration & welcome drinks
  • 6.40pm Dinner served
  • 7.00pm Presentation#1 Dr Hanlon Sia (Haematology)
  • 8.00pm Presentation#2 Dr Sean Holland (O&G)
  • 9.00pm Close

RSVP is essential.

ANZCA CPD

I have checked with the college and you can claim 2 hours (4 credits) under “Practice Evaluation – Case Discussions/Conferencing”. Participation certificates are handed out on the night, please contact Kathryn O’Reilly at OReillyK@ramsayhealth.com.au for enquiries.