PHARM Podcast 218 The Women Doctors who fought to serve

Vera Scantlebury (later Scantlebury-Brown) and Rachel Champion (later Shaw) were two of the first women graduates of the University of Melbourne Medical School. They are pictured here serving at London’s Endell Street Military Hospital, in WW1. Picture: Imperial War Museum . This image and contents of podcast are reproduced here under this Creative Commons licence


The Return of Droperidol… — Taming the SRU

What are the big takeaways from this post?Droperidol has evidence for efficacy in the treatment of nausea and vomiting, benign headache and migraine, and for the control of acute agitation in the Emergency Department. Its main side effects are sedation, extrapyramidal effects (primarily akathisia), hypotension (especially orthostatic), and prolongation of the QT interval (dose dependent).… Continue Reading