The Australian Society of Anaeshetists (ASA) was formed in 1934 as a not-for-profit member organisation dedicated to supporting and connecting anaesthetists in Australia.
We talk all things relevant to anaesthesia in Australia and are here to support, represent and educate. When you feel supported, that your voice is heard and you’re up to date with the latest information you perform at your best.
Join us in conversations that serve to inform, challenge and inspire you to be the best and safest throughout your career.
64: I didn't pass my exam
In this episode I chat with Professor David Story about his experiences when he didn't pass his ANZCA Primary Exam.
I share some tips for others in this situation who are hoping to jump this bug hurdle. Wishing you good luck and success, no matter how you do!
More episodes of the Australian Anaesthesia podcast can be found wherever you find your podcasts or here: https://asa.org.au/asa-public-podcasts/
If this podcast has raised anything that you feel you cannot discuss with a friend or colleague or no one is available now, confidential help is always available in Australia at:
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Lifeline: 13 11 14
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63. Movember - airway challenge accepted!
Happy Movember! I hope you are delighting all or being delighted by the outcrops of facial hair and raising awareness and funds to support men's health.
In this episode, I chat with ASA member Dr Paul Scott who is the inventor of the SAM Safety Shield. The SAM Safety Shield is an airway device designed to improve bag-mask ventilation in men with facial hair. Get the link with Movember now?
To learn more about the SAM Safety Shield: https://scottairwaymanagement.com/
To watch this podcast on YouTube and see the SAM Safety Shield: https://www.youtube.com/c/AustralianSocietyofAnaesthetists
To see other useful resources developed by ASA member anaesthetists: https://asa.org.au/innovations-and-inventions/
To buy ASA Medical Warning Cards: https://asa.org.au/asa-merchandise/
Viva 2: Thyroid surgery
The full version of this episode is only available for ASA members and can be found on the ASA website:
More exam tips can be found here: https://asa.org.au/asaeducation/exam-tips/
Register to attend an online ASA viva practice session:
If you're not a member and would like to access these resources, then find out more about membership here:
Australian Society of Anaesthetists Medical Warning Cards can be purchased here: https://asa-org-au.myshopify.com/collections/anathesia-brochure-stationary/products/medical-warning-cards
The ASA's Anaesthesia Recipe Book can be found on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AustralianSocietyofAnaesthetists
Talking Money 9: Bundled Care Models
In this episode I hand the microphone to Dr Peter Waterhouse, Chair, ASA Professional Issues Advisory Committee to discuss Bundled Care arrangements.
This podcast is from an article in the June 2022 edition of Australian Anaesthetist:
More information and resources are available for ASA members (login required):
Managed Care resources: https://asa.org.au/policy/managed-care-2/
Part 3 courses: https://asa.org.au/asaed-learning-resources-2/
New Fellows Resources: https://asa.org.au/asaeducation/new-fellow-resources/
Come and find our more at the Combined Scientific Congress, 21-24 October 2022 in Wellington: https://www.csc2022.co.nz/
Interested in becoming an ASA member? https://asa.org.au/types-of-membership/
62: Prof PJ Devereaux is coming to Wellington!
I chat with Professor PJ Devereux, cardiologist and perioperative medicine guru ahead of the Combined Scientific Congress in Wellington on 21-24 October 2022.
We chat life in Canada, insights into the POISE trials and I quiz him on the big questions in periop-medicine.
Come and continue the conversation at CSC Wellington: https://www.csc2022.co.nz/
Want to attend another Common Issues Group (CIG) scientific meeting at member rates? Or apply for the CIG scholarship worth $4000?
More details for ASA members here:
Or find out more about becoming an ASA member here:
Talking Money 8: Using MBS item 17615
In this episode of Talking Money, I discuss Medicare Benefits Schedule item number 17615 and when and how to use it properly and in a way that is compliant with Medicare.
The full episode is exclusively available for members of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists. It can be found here (log in required):
Find out more about being an ASA member here: https://asa.org.au/types-of-membership/how-to-join/
ASA members also have access to the ASA Relative Value Guide. Download the app here:
Interesting and very informative, especially during current Covid crisis! Thanks for your hard work.