June 23, 2022
On this weeks episode I sat down and chatted with the amazing and very talented Dr Charlotte Durand. Charlotte is an Emergency Doctor with a passion for exercise, sport and a true lover of the great outdoors. This episode was focused around the topic of Concussion and in my opinion is a great episode for not only clinicians but for parents, families an those interested. We talked about CTE, the history of CTE, brain neurochemistry and how we approach concussion in the ED.
There is a trigger warning on this episode as Charlotte and myself do talk about themes such as suicide and domestic violence.
* Boston Concussion Legacy Foundation
* Case: Rowan Stringer Second Impact Syndrome
* Parental expectations in the ED
PAPER: neurometabolic cascade of concussion:
* Paediatric Head injury Resources
PAPER: Suicide and CTE
* PAPER: Dysautonomia in teens returning to sport
*PREDICT Head Injury Guideline
May 14, 2022
On this episode I sat down with Dr John Mackenzie and discussed the complexities of hyperbaric medicine. John discussed indications for hyperbaric treatment, the physiology behind medicine, how the unit works and some interesting cases. DCI, air embolisms, CAGE and even carbon monoxide poising were but a few of the topics discussed on this weeks chat. His reputation definitely proceeded him and let's just say I am sure this episode is going to be loved by all. If you haven't heard of John Mackenzie you are about to listen to a living Legend.
Dr John Mackenzie resources
* hyperbaric-medicine- Click link
* procedures videos Dr John Mackenzie - check this out if you have not already they are amazing. https://emergencyprocedures.medapps.com.au/procedure/575192
* Life in the fast lane https://litfl.com/hyperbaric-oxygen/
May 2, 2022
This episode was an informal conversation with ED CNE Brad and ICU RN Tino on the topic of sepsis. Themes that were discussed included , definitions, management, fluid administration, iv antibiotics, vasopressors and Inotropes. Brad and Tino shared some stories and clinical experience from their time as Intensive care and Emergency nurses.
medspresso-podcast- check it out
March 1, 2022
On this weeks episode I discussed Paediatric ECG's with Dr Paul Gilhooly. Paul outlined and spoke about how to interpret Paeds ECG'S, in a systematic structured approach. Paul is an emergency advanced trainee choosing to specialise in adult and paediatric Emergency Medicine. On the episode we discuss four real paediatric ECG cases that are worth a listen and a look at, check the show notes for the ECGS.
Link to the ECG
Newborn case- bradycardia
-3 month old poor feeding , with a vomit
- 15 year old post pfizer with new chest pain
4 year old girl , with syncopal episodes, increasing lethargy.
Click this link for access to all 4 ECG , click here
SHOW notes - ECG Resources
Paeds ECG resources- click this link
Evans WN, Acherman RJ, Mayman GA, Rollins RC, Kip KT. Simplified pediatric electrocardiogram interpretation. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2010 Apr;49(4):363-72. doi: 10.1177/0009922809336206. Epub 2010 Jan 28. PMID: 20118092.
Sharieff GQ, Rao SO. The pediatric ECG. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2006 Feb;24(1):195-208, vii-viii. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2005.08.014. PMID: 16308120.
Khairy P, Marelli AJ. Clinical use of electrocardiography in adults with congenital heart disease. Circulation. 2007 Dec 4;116(23):2734-46. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.107.691568. PMID: 18056539
December 20, 2021
For Brett Connellan, every surfer’s worst nightmare became his reality when he was attacked by a Great White Shark. On this episode of ED Jam, Brett shares his trauma story and how he turned one of the worst days of his life into positive things. I also speak with Shark conservationist Maddison Stewart (aka Shark girl) to discuss some common issues about shark safety and how these 'last dinosaurs' are often misunderstood. Trauma case manager Kate Mann also recalls what she witnessed on the day Brett was airlifted to a major trauma Hospital and describes some key aspects of his medical treatment and care.
abc.net.au/news- shark Attack
Brett's Website -
SURFER, SHARK ATTACK SURVIVOR, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER, STORY TELLER https://www.brettconnellan.com/. click link
The film Pyrophytic, a reference to nature's powers of recovery after a bushfire, documents not just how the freak attack happened; it also charts Connellan's mental and physical recovery to the point where he is now taking on monumental physical feats. click here to watch Video
Madison Stewart is a famous Film Producer, who was born on September 30, 1993 in Australia. Nicknamed Shark Girl, she is a nautical videographer and filmmaker behind underwater films advocating for the protection and conservation of sharks. Her films became the subject of the Smithsonian channel documentary Shark Girl.
instagram shark girl madison click here to follow
Maddi's podcast take a listen - Shark Stories
Documentaries to watch
Sharkwater Extinction Official Traile
Madison Stewart (III)
- Known For. Envoy: Shark Cull Writer (2021)
- Great Barrier Reef: The Next Generation Self (2021)
- Sea of Life Self (2017)
- Blue Self (2017)
- Writer. Envoy: Shark Cull (2021)
- Camera and Electrical Department. Shark Girl (2014)