Category Archives: Meetings

Information about educational meetings

Clinical Meeting, Friday 13th February.

UPDATED13/2/15

(Posted on belaf of Peter McLaren)

Hi,

The topic of this meeting is “Algorithms for Difficult Airway Scenarios”. Adrian Skidmore has offered to kick off the discussion with a presentation of the algorithms used in the RBH airway management workshops. I hope we will then continue on looking at some of these questions:

In the known difficult intubation patient with a full stomach, should we switch to awake fibreoptic intubation or is the use of a videolaryngoscope ‘good enough’?

  • Is the morbidly obese patient any different?
  • What should we do post bariatric surgery?
  • What about the scleroderma patient or post-oesophagectomy patient where the amount of reflux can be uncontrollable?
  • What is the current surgical approach to Ludwigs angina?
  • Anything new with the trauma patient in a collar?
  • How about a post-thyroidectomy bleed?

If you have ideas, protocols, experience or strong feelings on any of these scenarios, please feel free to hijack them and present them yourself.

Same format: 5.30 for 6, Boardroom, first floor, Pindara Professional Centre, 8 Carrara St, Benowa, opposite the laneway to Pindy Day, food and drink supplied, please RSVP for catering purposes, further notice in the week prior.

Cheers,

Peter McLaren

 

Anaphylaxis Workshop Saturday 1st Nov 2014

Note: The November workshop is now full, however you can register your interest for workshops in 2015.

Dr Helen Crilly will be running a College recognised Anaphylaxis Workshop at John Flynn on Saturday morning 1st November 2014. Helen, the ANZAAG Coordinator, ran a workshop at the recent ASA NSC however it was quickly booked out. To satisfy demand for an encore, Helen has graciously agreed to repeat the workshop, giving local Anaesthetists the opportunity to attend at no cost.

You are able to claim this course as an “Emergency Response” activity in your college CPD. If you were on your toes and attended the CICO activity earlier this year you could attend Helen’s workshop and satisfy all your emergency response requirements for the triennium before the end of the first year, all for free!

Registration is now open at the GCAPE Anaphylaxis page.

Details
  • Venue: VMO Lounge, First Floor, John Flynn Medical Centre, John Flynn Hospital
  • Time: 830am and 1030am (time for attendance advised by Dr Crilly once booked)
  • NB: A further opportunity to do the workshop will be available in 2015 with date TBA. If you are interested in this workshop please advise by registering and indicating you would like to attend in 2015 in the comments section
  • Cost: Nil
  • Workshop description: This 90 minute interactive workshop utilises case discussion and the anaphylaxis box to develop skill with using the ANZAAG/ANZCA Anaphylaxis management guidelines in the event of anaphylaxis emergency. Although paper-based, each participant will be required to consider their own approach to all questions. There is pre-reading required which can be found on line in the management section of the ANZAAG website – www.anzaag.com/Mgmt Resources.aspx
  • Registration: You can register at the GCAPE Anaphylaxis page.

(Please note that this activity has been recognised as suitable to be claimed in the emergency responses category of the ANZCA CPD program. The course content has not been assessed and this recognition does not represent endorsement by ANZCA.)

Clinical Meeting Friday 12th September

(Posted on behalf of Peter McLaren)

Our meeting next week will be an M&M meeting involving the presentation of the clinical indicators from both hospitals and any ‘interesting’ cases that may have a message to all of us. Note the good points that pertain to attendance and presentation! Unfortunately, (at least for me), I will be attending a course and Adrian Skidmore will be chairing the meeting.

The sponsor for the meeting is Verena Griesel from Midmed, a producer of innovative consumer items for the anaesthetic environment.

Same format: 5.30 for 6, Boardroom, first floor, Pindara Professional Centre, 8 Carrara St, Benowa, opposite the laneway to Pindy Day, food and drink supplied, please RSVP for catering purposes.

Cheers,

Peter McLaren

Clinical Meeting, Friday 1st August.

(Posted on behalf of Peter McLaren)

Hi all,

In all the concentration on the CI-CO workshop, I had forgotten to send out an early notice regarding this meeting this Friday. Alison Herdman will lead a discussion on “The Art of Anaesthesia for Plastic Surgery”. Please come along and share your tips, tricks and anecdotes on the panopoly of players that make up the plastic surgery experience.

The meeting will be sponsored by Tim Brown from Lennon Healthcare who have unveiled a new analgesic formulation called Zaldiar, a paracetamol / tramadol combination.

Same format: 5.30 for 6, Boardroom, first floor, Pindara Professional Centre, 8 Carrara St, Benowa, opposite the laneway to Pindy Day, food and drink supplied, please RSVP for catering purposes.

Cheers,

Peter McLaren