Here is one possible reason: https://twitter.com/iwashyna/status/578074148989050880 Hats off to the ANZICS CTG and all the clinicians across Australia and New Zealand who enrol their patients in trials as we strive to learn more about how to help our patients. Bellomo R, Stow PJ, Hart GK. Why is there such a difference in outcome between Australian intensive care … [Read more...] about Why Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Rocks!
A Proposal for Private Health Reform in Australia Australia’s health system is in need of reform. A recently published article by Country Doctor on KevinMD.com prompted me to solidify my thoughts on potential solutions which could improve the private health system in Australia. My apologies to our international readers for whom this will have less relevance, although I … [Read more...] about The Need for Brave Health Reform
Change Day is coming and it’s time to make your pledges. What is Change Day? Change Day is running in Australia for the first time this year (http://changeday.com.au). Following the hugely successful NHS Change Day in the UK, the UK team have supported Australians in getting our own one up and running. It’s being run by a group of people who work in health and want to … [Read more...] about Change Day Australia
If you work in a critical care setting in Australia you need to know about the FREE Family Donation Conversation Workshops being run by Donate Life. I attended the FDC workshop in Melbourne this week. The group was a great mix of intensivists, registrars, nurses and organ donor coordinators from all over Australia. Pre-specified seating meant the doctors couldn't huddle … [Read more...] about Family Donation Conversation Workshops
It's raining PK SMACC-talks! Here's the next 6 uploaded to the SMACC website (see the first six here). For those of you with PKs in the works — don't worry the deadline has been extended, but don't dally too long or you'll miss out on the chance of an iPad Mini and there could well be an UCEM Fellowship on the line too... The first three (!) are from man-on-a-mission Tim … [Read more...] about Another Six SMACCers!