Yet Another Six SMACCers!

PK SMACC-talks are turning into the FOAM equivalent of the Ginsu steak knife — there’s always more!

First up, Colin Parker (@empemorg) of the original paediatric emergency medicine podcast empem.org — and one of my buddies and teachers from back in Perth — reduces the terror of paediatric emergency medicine to 400 seconds of clarity in PEM for Dummies. Colin, why didn’t you tell me this earlier?

Nat Thurtle (@turtle1doc) is an ED doc and former Heavy Metal adviser to MSF (did I miss a word in there somewhere?), and another friend and colleague of mine — this time from the Liverpool DTMH and Alice Springs. Her talk on Heavy Metal Poisoning casts light on an area we all could know more about. Hmm, it’s starting to look like I’m badgering all my mates into making these talks… 😉

Seth Trueger (@mdaware), who has featured on LITFL before, managed to find respite from changing the nappies of his newborn long enough to send in Capnography: A Primer (or kept rediculously simple)  — this is core critical care knowledge served up as a meal ready to eat. Get stuck in.

Hospitalisation against the will – in search of Middle Way is a fascinating talk by Gregor Prosen (@gregorprosen). Managing the agitated, aggressive or psychotic patient is a tricky proposition anywhere in the world, including Slovenia where most emergency docs work in the prehospital environment. I’ll be interest see what people think of ‘keta-glucose’!

Another North American entry is next, in the shape of Andrew Schmidt’s Drowning: Critical Points For Care In The Field. Andrew is an emergency medicine resident based in Florida and involved in Lifeguards Without Borders, and this shows that he can give one helluva high impact talk.

Last of this six pack is Mike Stone (@bedsidesono), ultrasound guru well known from Stone’s corner on the Ultrasound Podcast. His dynamic presentation, Beyond Basics with Echo, encourages all of us EM/CC docs to get hardcore with the echo probe.

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Chris is an Intensivist and ECMO specialist at the Alfred ICU in Melbourne. He is also the Innovation Lead for the Australian Centre for Health Innovation at Alfred Health and Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University. He is a co-founder of the Australia and New Zealand Clinician Educator Network (ANZCEN) and is the Lead for the ANZCEN Clinician Educator Incubator programme. He is on the Board of Directors for the Intensive Care Foundation and is a First Part Examiner for the College of Intensive Care Medicine. He is an internationally recognised Clinician Educator with a passion for helping clinicians learn and for improving the clinical performance of individuals and collectives.

After finishing his medical degree at the University of Auckland, he continued post-graduate training in New Zealand as well as Australia’s Northern Territory, Perth and Melbourne. He has completed fellowship training in both intensive care medicine and emergency medicine, as well as post-graduate training in biochemistry, clinical toxicology, clinical epidemiology, and health professional education.

He is actively involved in in using translational simulation to improve patient care and the design of processes and systems at Alfred Health. He coordinates the Alfred ICU’s education and simulation programmes and runs the unit’s education website, INTENSIVE.  He created the ‘Critically Ill Airway’ course and teaches on numerous courses around the world. He is one of the founders of the FOAM movement (Free Open-Access Medical education) and is co-creator of litfl.com, the RAGE podcast, the Resuscitology course, and the SMACC conference.

His one great achievement is being the father of two amazing children.

On Twitter, he is @precordialthump.

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