Altona PPG

Great flight for two hours on a beautiful morning today.  Took off over mist-shrouded fields and landed 82km and two hours later back at the Altona airstrip to find a large group of PPG and microlight pilots chatting in the sunshine… and offering me a fresh up of coffee.  Can it get better?

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SASA 2014 – Rough Notes – Full Set

SASA 2014 Synergy Logo

What a whirlwind!  The 2014 South African Society of Anaesthesiologist’s national congress has come and gone, and the full 6 days are a barely distinguishable blur in my mind.  After presenting 5 talks and workshops, sitting in every lecture I could attend and the nearly daily evening functions I am completely exhausted but still exhilarated.  Kudos to the organisers and staff.

As usual, I have made a set of rough notes, which you may download here.  Please feel free to share the link if they are useful.  Beware that there may be errors or misunderstandings, as I take these down in real time during the talks and often only write what I consider to the be core messages.  There are some links in the notes to other web resources and presentations.  My presentations are accessible here.  Click the link below to open and/or download the full set of my rough notes:

SASA 2014 – Ross’ Rough Notes – Full Set

In the spirit of #FOAMed, Eric Hodgson and Prof Robert Dyer have also allowed links to their talks and resources.  You can open or download these here:

Eric Hodgson – What’s Changed in Airway Management – SASA 2014

Eric Hodgson – Heart Failure: Not only Systolic – SASA 2014

Prof Rob Dyer – Trends in Anaesthetic Management of PPH – SASA2014

If you are a speaker or have resources you’d like hosted online for open access, I am very happy to facilitate this free of charge (I maintain this site at my own expense, and am dedicated to open science and education).  You comments are welcomed – post below or drop me a mail.

SASA 2014 – Rough Notes – Refresher Course

Here is a gratuitous photo from Sun City and my rough notes from the 2014 SASA Congress Refresher Course.  Please accept with the usual caveats regarding possible errors and being an incomplete impression.  Some fascinating talks.  Also, I have below a link to Dr Eric Hodgson’s slides on from his talk on Cardiac Failure.  Enjoy!

SASA 2014 – Ross’ Rough Notes – Refresher Course

Eric Hodgson – HF not only Systolic – SASA 2014

A beautiful afternoon on the grounds of Sun City, South Africa
A beautiful afternoon on the grounds of Sun City, South Africa

SASA 2014 – Rough Notes – Refresher Day 1

My rough notes from the first day of the 2014 Refresher Course.  Please feel free to share this link if you find them useful.

SASA 2014 – Ross’ Rough Notes -Refresher Day 1

Professor Rob Dyer has kindly agreed to share his presentation in the form of the slides, which you can download here:

Prof Rob Dyer – Trends in Anaesthetic Management of PPH – SASA2014

The postpartum haemorrhage blood loss estimation poster which is included in the rough notes and presentation can be downloaded as a single image here:

Visual estimation of obstetric blood loss
Visual estimation of obstetric blood loss