Paediatrics in South Africa

This talk was recorded live on the first day at DFTB17 in Brisbane. If you missed out on 2017 then why not book your leave for 2018 now. Tickets are on sale for the pre-conference workshops as well as the conference itself at http://www.dftb18.com. Kat Evans is an emergency physician working in Mitchell Plains in… via… Continue Reading


Airway knowledge doesnt autoupdate

Well that was a bit of a gap. A quick post on the return about something we all know we know but could do with unknowing – simple stuff on the paediatric airway. I don’t think my computer embeds a knowledge of anything. Or my phone. Everything is up for updating. I know because all… Continue Reading


Baby’s eyes and the three bears

This is the written post version of a talk by Dr Andrew Weatherall for the South African Society of Anesthesiologists Congress 2017. As invited faculty the organising committee covered registration, accommodation and travel to attend. There are a bunch of ways a talk involving three bears and baby’s eyes could go. I don’t think it’s… Continue Reading


New requests for old diseases

This post is a written version of a talk by Dr Andrew Weatherall delivered at the South African Society of Anaesthesiologists Congress in 2017. The organising committee extended the invite and covered travel, accommodation and registration costs. We’re all pretty used to dealing with requests from surgeons. Changes in bed position. A dose of antibiotics […]… Continue Reading


Kids Prehospital care Here and There

This is the written version of a talk by Dr Andrew Weatherall for the South African Society of Anesthesiologists Congress 2017, just held in Johannesburg. It’s probably just about the shiny things. You probably figure that a talk on prehospital paediatric medicine in Sydney should be about shiny pictures of that thing we call the… Continue Reading


Better takeaway options for kids

This post is the written version of a talk by Dr Andrew Weatherall for the South African Society of Anaesthesiologists Congress 2017 in Johannesburg. The organising committee extended the invitation to be part of the faculty and paid for travel, accommodation and registration. This thing has the working title “The Tao of Better Takeaway Options […]… Continue Reading


The Dangerous Little Details

A new bit of research is out looking at paediatric intubation in the prehospital and retrieval setting. Picking it up and turning it this way, that way and all around, here’s Dr Andrew Weatherall.  Advanced prehospital practitioners that I’ve met have some pretty common traits. They are pretty comfortable around things that other people might find… Continue Reading