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Coda Conference: Clinical Knowledge, Advocacy and Community.
Melbourne: 11-14 Sept 2022

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Coda Conference: Clinical Knowledge, Advocacy and Community.
Melbourne: 11-14 Sept 2022

    Announcement: Introducing NeuroResus

    Announcement: Introducing NeuroResus

    You may have noticed that the last couple of podcasts we've published were neuro-related talks that were recorded at the BRAIN Symposium which took place earlier this year.
    If you want more neurocritical care podcasts make sure to head over to the NeuroResus channel. Over the coming months we’ll be publishing more talks from the BRAIN Symposium around neurocritical care,  neuro resuscitation, and neuro emergencies.
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    • 1 min
    Optimal Cerebral Perfusion Pressure

    Optimal Cerebral Perfusion Pressure

    Mark Weedon takes us through the increasingly utilised concept of an optimal cerebral perfusion pressure (CPPopt) for each unique patient. 
    This podcast was recorded at the Brain Symposium which took place in March 2023. For more talks and content like this, visit neuroresus.com. 

    • 42 min
    The Power of Words: Language and Death

    The Power of Words: Language and Death

    Social Worker Victoria Whitfield and Bereavement councilor Louise Sayers discuss the power of words when health professionals are communicating topics around of death and serious injury with relatives and patients in critical care. They use role plays to bring theories to life. 
    This podcast was recorded at the Brain Symposium which took place in March 2023. For more talks and content like this, visit neuroresus.com. 

    • 37 min
    Carbon impact study of triage services at Ambulance Victoria

    Carbon impact study of triage services at Ambulance Victoria

    Ambulance Victoria has committed to become a more sustainable ambulance service. This includes achieving net zero emissions five years prior to the Victorian State Government commitment of 2050 with additional emissions reduction targets for 2025 and 2030. By fulfilling these targets, the carbon footprint for each patient cared for by Ambulance Victoria will be halved by 2030.
    It is apparent that to meet these emission reduction targets, Ambulance Victoria's current model of care needs perpetual refinement. Reducing emissions from electricity and fleet start to look easy in comparison to reducing low value care. Delivering better care to a patients according to their particular healthcare needs suggests that our pre-hospital service needs to be reimagined to start prior to any patient picking up the phone to dial Triple 000. Ambulance Victoria are discovering new ways to offer best care for particular patient cohorts via new technologies such as telehealth and the Virtual ED and by partnering across our communities primary and secondary healthcare networks, to offer timely support to those for whom an ambulance doesn't offer the greatest benefit.
    In 2021, Ambulance Victoria undertook a study to map the carbon pollution associated with its Triage Services and measure changes in carbon pollution resulting from the use of alternate patient care pathways. The analysis revealed interesting results that have implications for pre-hospital service design in the future. We hope that this study offers insight into new ways of thinking for decision makers and enables a triple bottom line approach to assessing the benefit of programs and keeping an awareness of how to serve the community in more environmentally sustainable ways.
    Using a multipronged approach to improving healthcare sustainability at Ambulance Victoria can reduce the environmental impact of pre-hospital healthcare services and thereby minimise the health impacts from the sector that are associated with dangerous climate change.

    • 14 min
    Renewable energy makes reusables better - value of Life Cycle Assessments

    Renewable energy makes reusables better - value of Life Cycle Assessments

    CODA Change and Sustainable Healthcare.
    Climate change is a pernicious environmental and health threat to humanity. Yet, healthcare itself pollutes, contributing to approximately 5% of total global anthropogenic emissions. What can be done to avoid this harm? Forbes McGain has spent 15 years undertaking research with colleagues to discover healthcare’s environmental footprint, with a particular emphasis upon practical efforts to reduce this environmental and economic burden. In this discussion we will hear of a series of micro, meso, and macro actions that each can contribute to reducing our carbon and other environmental footprints at work.

    Mico: all clinicians have agency to avoid, reduce, reuse, and if none of these are possible, recycle. Further, efforts to provide excellent primary care such as preventing obesity, diabetes, and drug harms, and delivering vaccinations are integral to ameliorating healthcare’s environmental footprint. From titrating oxygen on the hospital wards to deliver enough, but no more for patients, to undertaking antibiotic stewardship (and switching from i.v. to oral preparations) there are actually many daily activities in healthcare that could reduce our environmental footprint whilst delivering ongoing safe patient care.

    Meso: Collaboration is the key here! There are many low carbon healthcare activities that cannot be ameliorated without teamwork, for example at the GP clinic, hospital ward, or operating theatre level. A good example within hospitals are efforts to convert single use to reusable equipment. Although evidence is presented of the economic and environmental benefits of reusable anaesthesia equipment such information (and publications) has not lead to widespread adoption of such approaches. The importance of champions in each hospital and collaborating with clinical and non-clinical colleagues in hospitals is emphasized. Forming hospital environmental sustainability committees, and alliances with hospital executives and the board is vital.

    Macro: Advocacy at the medical and nursing societal and colleges level to incorporate environmentally sustainable healthcare into routine clinical education, examinations, and research agendas is the work of concerted groups of clinicians. Influencing the various state, territory and national governments to develop/extend sustainable healthcare units will likewise form part of macro efforts. Joining the Doctors for the Environment, Australia (DEA), activating the ANMF and AMA to get involved in environmentally sustainable healthcare will augment such efforts.

    Full Sails on Our Journey!

    • 13 min
    Decarbonisation on the clinical floor

    Decarbonisation on the clinical floor

    Climate change is now our lived experience. With no vaccine to reduce its impact on health, the only preventative strategy we have is to reduce emissions, including healthcare delivery. The greatest portion of healthcare’s emissions profile comes from the stuff we use, so we have to change what we do. But how?

    Decarbonisation on the clinical floor is a look at every day work activities. It is bridging the gap between abstract concept and service delivery. It comes with triple bottom line wins – people, planet, and profit.

    The future isn’t written yet. The things we do now are what make it. We have choices to make that matter. We need visionaries to show us the direction. We need practical examples that bridge the gap between ambition and action. We need to tell the climate story in a way that draws people in, that empowers them to take action and enables us to be part of the solutions.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Hannahgaulke ,

Absolute brilliance

What #FOAMed is all about!!!! Great speakers with great informative topics.

CuddyCudmore ,

Please make it video

Love SMACC but I feel I miss valuable visuals. Would really appreciate a video option. Also need to mic up questioners in Q&A section. Thanks.

Rfdsdoc ,

Why SMACC 2013 is worth a listen again & again &again!

Call me biased as I was involved in helping run SMACC 2013 to a small degree, but the presentations and activities of this conference were mind blowing. And now they are freely available to ANYONE!
If you are a doctor, nurse , paramedic, student, artist, raconteur, THERE IS SOMETHING AWESOME FOR EVERYONE HERE.

World renowned speakers in critical care, emergency medicine.
Talks on social media and its role in the vanguard of distance/asynchronous education.
Speakers who make you laugh..cry and be inspired.

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