Concussion with Dr Charlotte Durand

Concussion with Dr Charlotte Durand

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. 


Charlottes instagram 


Charlotte podcast



* Boston Concussion Legacy Foundation


* Podcast:OwenThomas&CTE
* Case: Rowan Stringer Second Impact Syndrome
* Parental expectations in the ED
PAPER: neurometabolic cascade of concussion:
* Paediatric Head injury Resources
PAPER: Suicide and CTE
* AustralianSportsBrainBank
* PAPER: Dysautonomia in teens returning to sport
*PREDICT Head Injury Guideline
Type 1 diabetes - Coby’s story

Type 1 diabetes - Coby’s story

June 1, 2022

On this weeks episode I sat down with Coby Wiseman and discussed his diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Coby comes from a family of emergency clinicians with his mum a lecturer/trauma Nurse and father an Intensive Care Paramedic. The episode also features Professor Maria Craig who is an paediatric endocrinologist, who was Coby doctor when he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. The episode talks through the pathophysiology, treatment, diagnosis and the impact that diabetes has had on coby life and still has on his life. 


Show notes


* International Society for Pediatric & Adolescent Diabetes


* The Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group (APEG) 


*20-year outcomes of childhood-onset type 1 diabetes: The CANDID incident cohort surveyhttps://doi.org/10.1111/dme.14473

*Associations between circulating inflammatory markers, diabetes type and complications in youth https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pedi.12913

*Royal children's Guidelines diabetes 


Hyperbaric medicine with Dr John Mackenzie

Hyperbaric medicine with Dr John Mackenzie

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

* http://hboevidence.wikis.unsw.edu.au/Home

* 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/

Sepsis with Brad and Tino

Sepsis with Brad and Tino

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



Cardiac Arrest (Adams storey)- with Jeni and Harry Intensive Care paramedics.

Cardiac Arrest (Adams storey)- with Jeni and Harry Intensive Care paramedics.

April 3, 2022

Restart the heart, is exactly what Intensive Care Paramedics, Jeni and Harry are trained to do. However generally they are not expected to do it on their fellow paramedics. This episode is about Adam ( a paramedic) who was feeling unwell after a bike ride. Two intensive care paramedics and friends of Adams treated him, then whilst driving things turned south. Themes such as out of hospital Cardiac arrest, treatment of STEMI's, honnest debriefing and family input were raised throughout the episode. The episode will leave you in awe of friendship, a healthy respect for paramedics and a love for the wider healthcare community. 


Show Notes 

Ambulance.nsw.gov.au - Cardiac Arrest Registry - click here to view

restartaheart cardiac-arrest- Resources - click here to view

heartfoundation and cardiac-arrest- useful resources for the general Public

Life in the fast lane - cardiac Arrest 

This is helpful for anyone out there wanting to read about cardiac arrest and stay up-to-date. 


News video and interview with channel 9 , about Adams storey. click here to watch


Military Trauma, PTSD and Resilience with Dr Dan Pronk

Military Trauma, PTSD and Resilience with Dr Dan Pronk

March 17, 2022

Chest decompressions in the dark, surgical airways with night vision goggles- a few of the things that Dr Dan Pronk has had to do whilst operating as a Special Operations Doctor in the military. This episode will leave you in awe for not only the people in the military but for all emergency services working under pressurised situations. Dan served the majority of his military career within Special Operations Units, including four tours of Afghanistan and over 100 combat missions. Dan was awarded the Commendation for Distinguished Service for his conduct in action on his second tour of Afghanistan. In this episode, I sat down with Dr Dan Pronk and talked through topics such as military trauma, PTSD and resilience. Dan talked about his experiences with, and management of, trauma patients in the field and what it was like working in these high intensity, high stress environments. Personal reflections on PTSD, loss of identity and purpose also lead to dan writing the resilience shield which was also discussed on this episode. 


To read and purchase Dan's book click the links below 

- https://resilienceshield.com/purchase-the-book/. click this link to purchase now !!!!

- Take the resilience survey 

Assess your resilience- Take the survey Now !!! click this link


- Tac Med - for all resources and medical equipment follow this link to the tac med website. click here !!


Arterial-Tourniquets-E-Book-Tacmed-Australia.pdf - awesome read

Paediatric ECG’s with Dr Paul G

Paediatric ECG’s with Dr Paul G

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. 


Case 1 

Link to the ECG 

Newborn case- bradycardia 

Case 2 

-3 month old poor feeding , with a vomit 

Case 3 

- 15 year old post pfizer with new chest pain 

case 4 

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



Intubation and Drugs with Anaesthetic Registrar Madie Reynolds

Intubation and Drugs with Anaesthetic Registrar Madie Reynolds

February 7, 2022

This episode was a discussion with Dr Maddie Reynolds about intubation and drugs. On the episode we spoke about how Maddie approaches intubation as an anaesthetic registrar. Maddie also spoke about some important things that she does that I think all Clinicians should take a listen to. Get ready to jump into some detailed pharmacology as Mads unpacks agents like Suxamethonium, Propofol  Rocuronium and the one and only ketamine.. Mads also talks about what she has learnt on the job and her personal reflections on medicine. 


Clickable links below 

Emergency Airway Management Part 3: Intubation – the procedure 


Structure and function of the upper airways- deranged Physiology 


Direct-laryngoscopy - Life in the fast lane 2022


Rapid-sequence-intubation- RSI - Life in The Fast Lane


Propofol - Life in the fast Lane


Succinylcholine vs. Rocuronium: Battle of the RSI Paralytics


Shark Attack: a true trauma Story -Brett Connellan & Maddison Stewart

Shark Attack: a true trauma Story -Brett Connellan & Maddison Stewart

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. 


Brett Connellan 

abc.net.au/news- shark Attack

Brett's Website -


Brett's Documentary 

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


Maddison Stewart 

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)


Bowel Obstructions with surgical reg Mark Macaranas (A patient Story with a twist)

Bowel Obstructions with surgical reg Mark Macaranas (A patient Story with a twist)

November 26, 2021

On this weeks episode I sat down with Surgical Registra, Mark Macaranas to discuss bowel obstructions. Mark has been a surgical reg for over 10 years and he uncovers his approach to bowel obstructions in the emergency department. The episode featured themes such as patient assessment, diagnosis , CT scans and even the contentious Nasogastric tube. The episode takes a bit of a twist when we talk to Niki a former guest on the show, about her experience with a bowel obstruction. 


Show Notes 

Small Bowel Obstructions - Life in fast lane - click this link

large bowel obstruction- Life in fast lane - click link to access

Jama article- Small Bowel obstructions - 2018

Meckel's diverticulum in the 21st century- Click this Link - 2021

Meckel's diverticulum in the adult- 2017- Click this link


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