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Nov 1, 2017

Back with another in quick succession and the featured guest is Dr Blair Munford. He has another side to tell. 


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The music in this episode is all available via the Free Music Archive. It's by Broke for Free. 

Oct 18, 2017

Finally, we decided to record someone. Dr Andrew Weatherall with a new contributor, Dr Blair Munford. 

So we always meant to include the occasional podcast. Finally it might happen. This episode features Dr Blair Munford, whose career in prehospital and retrieval medicine started back in the mid-80s when flight suits probably required shoulder pads and big hair. Blair should be dropping by pretty regularly but this is an introduction with a reflection on a bit of history and a few tales of a life in retrieval (all de-identified and with clearance previously provided).

Anyway, it's a long history (if you want to get some sense of it if you drop by CareFlight's publications page you can see him way back at the start, around the time he was kicking off with descriptions of the CareFlight stretcher bridge in 1990).

Intro and outro music under Creative Commons via the Free Music Archive. The intro is from 'Only Instrumental' by Broke for Free. The outro is 'Lewd' by Just Plain Ant. 

Nov 2, 2015

In this episode Alan Garner sits down with Andrew Weatherall and discusses a bit about Traumatic Cardiac Arrest and an approach that's been at CareFlight for a couple of years (and has just been revised). 


It also gets into a bit about Carebundles for guidelines and the AAJT. 


Aug 8, 2015

In this first episode, Dr Alan Garner and Dr Andrew Weatherall chat about decompressing the chest in the setting of prehospital pneumothorax. It's a chat to go over the reasons a clinician might choose to act, the role of ultrasound in the process, and a walk through the evidence (or what little evidence there is) on the pros and cons of various techniques for chest decompression and maintaining the effect of that first chosen technique. No one technique is perfect because they all have complications that matter. It might be that what we really need is better evidence.