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(Me with a poster presentation on ketamine sedation at Rural Doctors Association Queensland meeting, Cairns, 2011)

I am a rural trained general practitioner in Australia. I hold dual Fellowships with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. Along the way I completed a PostGraduate Diploma in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport with Otago University, Dunedin and gained a Generalist in Emergency Medicine degree with ACRRM. I am an active RFDS STAR and ALS instructor.

My current aeromedical position is with the Royal Flying Doctor Service , Queensland Section, in Mt Isa.

I have strong clinical and research interests in emergency airway management, , retrieval medicine and prehospital care. I have published articles on ketamine sedation in aeromedical retrieval and a prehospital emergency airway registry.

The Goals of the Show

The aim of this podcast is to discuss and debate prehospital and retrieval medicine–its current practice and controversies. In many ways the philosophy espoused will be that of prehospital critical care. Whereas EMCrit brings upstairs care, downstairs; I aim to bring it out of the hospital. Many prehospital providers are doing this already.

  • What works, what does not?
  • What is the evidence base and who cares?

My current working and academic life is devoted to answering these questions and more! Explore the diversity of this discipline around the world and join the discussion. Contribute to the debate as that is how things will improve. Along the way we will discuss frontline tips and tricks of the trade, so that you who work in this demanding field, may benefit from hard-learnt lessons of our colleagues!

My opinions are my own and do not represent any policy of my employer, unless specifically cited with permission. My medical opinion expressed on this blogsite and podcast is my own and must not be used to make decisions about individual health related matters or clinical care as medical details vary from one case to another.

Dr Minh Le Cong

MBBS, FRACGP, FACRRM, FARGP, FACAsM(Assoc), GDRGP, GEM, CertIVTAA, PGDAeroRT.

 

Dr Yen Chow , co-author of PHARM

Dr Yen Chow , co-author of PHARM

Co-Author profile

Yen Chow, MD CCFP has been an attending emergency staff physician since 1997 at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre in Ontario, Canada. He is also a regional medical director for Ornge, the Critical Care Transport and Aeromedical Transport Program of the province. He is also Chair of the Ornge Medical Advisory Committee on Education and has served as past Chair for the Ornge MAC Executive. His interests lie in information technology applied to medicine. His desire is to express his views on Airway management, Resuscitation, Quality processes, Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development as it applies to Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine
Dr Andrew Tagg, new PHARM co-author

Dr Andrew Tagg, new PHARM co-author

Dr Andrew Tagg left the shipboard life in 2009 to settle down and lose weight.  He is currently an advanced trainee in EM working in Melbourne’s western suburbs.  He still has the uniform. Contact him via Twitter @andrewjtagg
Dr Seth Trueger of MDAware.org

Dr Seth Trueger of MDAware.org

Dr Seth Trueger, Emergency Physician and Health Policy Fellow, Washington DC, USA

 

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