91 episodes

The Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) was formed in 1934 as a not-for-profit member organisation dedicated to supporting and connecting anaesthetists in Australia.

Join Dr Suzi Nou as she talks about all things relevant to anaesthesia in Australia with experts, peers and members of the ASA. These conversations serve to inform, challenge and inspire you to be the best and safest throughout your career.

Send your ideas and feedback to podcast@asa.org.au

Australian Anaesthesia Australian Society of Anaesthetists

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

The Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) was formed in 1934 as a not-for-profit member organisation dedicated to supporting and connecting anaesthetists in Australia.

Join Dr Suzi Nou as she talks about all things relevant to anaesthesia in Australia with experts, peers and members of the ASA. These conversations serve to inform, challenge and inspire you to be the best and safest throughout your career.

Send your ideas and feedback to podcast@asa.org.au

    TM15 New changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule for anaesthetists

    TM15 New changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule for anaesthetists

    Talking Money. Our series where we do more than talk money.
    on the 1st March 2024, new items were introduced into the MBS for anaesthetists. I discuss these with our MBS expert, Dr Michael Lumsden-Steel.
    This is a snippet of the full podcast.
    ASA Members can find the full episode here:
    https://asa.org.au/podcasts/talking-money
    Not a member? Find out more about membership here:
    https://asa.org.au/types-of-membership

    • 14 min
    Ep90. All things 90! With Drs Mark Sinclair, Don Maxwell, Bob Hare and Greg Deacon

    Ep90. All things 90! With Drs Mark Sinclair, Don Maxwell, Bob Hare and Greg Deacon

    Happy 90th birthday to the Australian Society of Anaesthetists!
    In this episode, I try my hand at being a historian. We revisit the discovery of modern anaesthetic agents and have a peak into the Ether Dome. Dr William Morton is widely credited as being the discoverer of modern anaesthesia, but did he work alone or with others? You may have heard of Dr Horace Wells and Dr Crawford Long. What was their role and what became of them?
    With the help of ASA President Dr Mark Sinclair and Past ASA Presidents Drs Don Maxwell, Bob Hare and Greg Deacon, I discuss the significance of the forming of the ASA and some of the milestone events. We gain a deeper insight into the practice of anaesthesia over the years and the crucial role that the ASA has played in developing a high standard of anesthesia and improving patient safety in Australia. We also delve into the personal side of the ASA, particularly one of the founders, Dr Geoffrey Kaye and the separating of ways that occurred between Dr Kaye and the ASA. Was it ever able to be mended?
    All of these stories and more are packed into this bumper episode.
    To feedback on the podcast, please contact me on podcast@asa.org.au
    While I take a short break, feel free to listen to these related episodes:
    My full conversation with Past President Dr Don Maxwell:
    https://podcasts.captivate.fm/media/b94ca3a2-cbc9-407c-a29b-a579ac16c34d/EP85-Dr-Don-Maxwell-Part-1-AAP-converted.mp3
    https://podcasts.captivate.fm/media/5325f0ca-7402-4092-bc0b-0ae8c08c27a7/EP86-Dr-Don-Maxwell-Part-2-AAP-V1-converted.mp3
    Episodes from webAIRS, the binational anaesthesia incident reporting system:
    https://podcasts.captivate.fm/media/5940c2ae-2f7a-4174-ad3a-869ac46ccc64/ASA-2054.mp3
    https://podcasts.captivate.fm/media/f4cc8ce3-390c-42f2-8e3f-d44917dfdba1/EP57-20Lingual-20Nerve-20Injury-20AAP-20.mp3
    https://podcasts.captivate.fm/media/cf949d95-0e23-4fc7-bded-e54dabe7c75d/EP79v2-jaw-dislocation-AAP.mp3
    A first hand account of being an anaesthetist with a substance use disorder:
    https://podcasts.captivate.fm/media/a77b030a-5fbd-4b91-b5ef-4802588ac039/default-tc.mp3
    I hope you are enjoying the birthday festivities!

    • 47 min
    Ep89. Anaphylaxis myths debunked with Dr Richard Scolaro (Part 3)

    Ep89. Anaphylaxis myths debunked with Dr Richard Scolaro (Part 3)

    This is the third and final installment of the chat I had with Immediate Past Chair of the Australian New Zealand Anaesthetic Allergy Group (ANZAAG), Dr Richard Scolaro. We discuss pholcodine and some myths about the management of anaphylaxis.
    In part 1 and 2 we discuss anaesthetic anaphylaxis testing and penicillin and cephalosporin cross reactivity and more.
    Register for the ASA webinar (members only) on Thursday 21st March with Dr Ben McKenzie: https://asa.org.au/amax4-every-second-counts/
    ANZAAG: https://anzaag.com/
    Ep.78 with Dr Ben McKenzie https://player.captivate.fm/episode/b9e24099-e5a6-49ed-ab02-1ea196c40ebd
    log your CPD: https://www.cpdhome.org.au/
    https://asa.org.au/events/
    https://asa.org.au/types-of-membership/how-to-join/
    We welcome any feedback: podcast@asa.org.au

    • 24 min
    Ep88. Anaphylaxis & antibiotics with Dr Richard Scolaro (Part 2)

    Ep88. Anaphylaxis & antibiotics with Dr Richard Scolaro (Part 2)

    This is Part 2 of 3 in our series where I chat with Immediate Past Chair of the Australian New Zealand Anaesthetic Allergy Group (ANZAAG), Dr Richard Scolaro. We discuss anaphylaxis to penicillin and cross reactivity to cephalosporins.
    In Part 1 we discuss anaphylaxis testing and in part 3 we discuss pholcodine, management of anaphylaxis and more.
    ANZAAG: https://anzaag.com/
    Register for the ASA webinar (members only) on Thursday 21st March with Dr Ben McKenzie: https://asa.org.au/amax4-every-second-counts/
    Ep.78 with Dr Ben McKenzie https://player.captivate.fm/episode/b9e24099-e5a6-49ed-ab02-1ea196c40ebd
    log your CPD: https://www.cpdhome.org.au/
    https://asa.org.au/types-of-membership/how-to-join/
    We welcome any feedback: podcast@asa.org.au

    • 21 min
    Ep87. Anaphylaxis testing with Dr Richard Scolaro (Part 1)

    Ep87. Anaphylaxis testing with Dr Richard Scolaro (Part 1)

    In this episode I chat with Immediate Past Chair of the Australian New Zealand Anaesthetic Allergy Group (ANZAAG), Dr Richard Scolaro. We chat about anaesthetic anaphylaxis testing and some of the common questions that arise. For example, did you know that morphine is used as a postive control? Yes, you should see a reaction to morphine.
    This is Part 1 of 3 in our series. In the next two parts we discuss penicillin and cephalosporin cross reactivity, pholcodine and more.
    ANZAAG: https://anzaag.com/
    Register for the ASA webinar (members only) on Thursday 21st March with Dr Ben McKenzie: https://asa.org.au/amax4-every-second-counts/
    Ep.78 with Dr Ben McKenzie https://player.captivate.fm/episode/b9e24099-e5a6-49ed-ab02-1ea196c40ebd
    log your CPD: https://www.cpdhome.org.au/
    https://asa.org.au/events/
    https://asa.org.au/types-of-membership/how-to-join/
    We welcome any feedback: podcast@asa.org.au

    • 25 min
    Ep86. The Secret Thoughts of Presidents: Dr Donald Maxwell (Part 2)

    Ep86. The Secret Thoughts of Presidents: Dr Donald Maxwell (Part 2)

    Merry Christmas!
    Dr Donald Maxwell was President of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists from 1982 - 1984.
    In this episode we learn about Don's path to Presidency as we well as some of the major achievements of the ASA in terms of how we as anaesthetists conduct our practice.
    In Part 1, Don shares many insights into the nature of clinical anaesthesia in Australia from the 1960s to today.
    https://asa.org.au/types-of-membership/how-to-join/
    We welcome any feedback. podcast@asa.org.au

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Rebecca Edge ,

One of your best episodes yet

I just listened to your interview with Ben McKenzie. What an important story, beautifully told. Thankyou.

TS0770 ,

Airborne Transmission

Interesting and very informative, especially during current Covid crisis! Thanks for your hard work.

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