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Go to our site at: www.onthewards.org A series of podcasts offering advice to hospital based doctors in the earliest stage of their careers when they first work on the wards. Now celebrating our 100th podcast!!!!!

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Go to our site at: www.onthewards.org A series of podcasts offering advice to hospital based doctors in the earliest stage of their careers when they first work on the wards. Now celebrating our 100th podcast!!!!!

    Pregnancy and COVID-19

    Pregnancy and COVID-19

    Summary Writer:  Lucy Coles Script Writer:  Becky Taylor and Emma Watson Editor: Becky Taylor Interviewer:  Emma Watson Interviewee:  Becky Taylor The COVID-19 pandemic has led to vast changes in how healthcare is delivered. This has left many pregnant patients uncertain of how their care through pregnancy and delivery will be affected. Becky Taylor speaks to Emma Watson, who is currently nearing the end of her pregnancy, about pregnancy and COVID-19 to answer some common questions and concerns.
    About Emma Watson
    Emma Watson has worked as the antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for 6 years. She has a Master of Pharmacy and a Bachelor of Biotechnology from the University of Newcastle. She is particularly interested in infectious diseases and infection control and is passionate about the appropriate use of antimicrobials in all aspects of medicine. Emma enjoys travelling, swimming and dragon boating and prior to falling pregnant was starting to get into running. She recently started maternity leave and is excitedly awaiting the birth of her first child who is due this month.
    About Becky Taylor
    Dr Becky Taylor is a 5th year Obstetrics & Gynecology trainee. Originally hailing from the UK, she trained at the University of Edinburgh where she also completed her internship and residency, before moving to Australia. Becky undertook her basic Obstetrics & Gynecology training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney and was working in the Solomon Islands before COVID-19 forced her to return home. When she’s not knee-deep in amniotic fluid she is a keen swimmer and free diver, a terrible cook and married to an anaesthetist she met at a Cat One Caesarean.

    • 26 min
    End of life care

    End of life care

    Summary Writer:  Edward Brentnall Script Writer:  Amanda Walker Editor:  Amanda Walker A talk by Associate Professor Amanda Walker from onthewards conference discussing the practicalities of end of life care, warning signs that a patient is dying, what to consider, say, be, and chart as a doctor.
    About Amanda Walker
    Amanda Walker is a Specialist in Palliative Medicine. She is also working as a Senior Clinical Advisor at the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare. Furthermore, Amanda has worked at the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission developing programs addressing diagnostic errors and end of life care. She has previously worked as a clinician, educator, and administrator in South Western Sydney.

    • 27 min
    Working as a rural General Practitioner in Broome

    Working as a rural General Practitioner in Broome

    Summary Writer:  Theoni Haralabopoulos Script Writer:  Allison Hempenstall Editor:  Allison Hempenstall Interviewer:  Allison Hempenstall Interviewee:  Rebekah Ledingham Allison Hempenstall speaks with Rebekah Ledingham about working as a rural General Practitioner in Broome, Western Australia.
    About Dr Allison Hempenstall
    Dr Allison Hempenstall is an ACRRM Registrar currently working on Thursday Island. Her interests include public health, tropical medicine and medical education.
    About Dr Rebekah Ledingham
    Dr Rebekah Ledingham is a Rural Generalist and medical educator in Broome, Western Australia. She is passionate about Aboriginal health and committed to Closing the Gap and supporting an increasing number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the health workforce. She is also a keen advocate for well-being of medical students and doctors in training and would like to see a more nurturing, flexible system in which to grow our future workforce. She founded the online group Medical Mums and Mums To Be, now a support network for more than 9,000 doctors,  after struggling with the prospect of being a junior doctor and a mum simultaneously but remains eternally thankful that she ignored the (ridiculous) advice not to have babies as they are growing into fabulous humans who help it all make sense.

    • 19 min
    General Practice Training and Junior Doctor Wellbeing

    General Practice Training and Junior Doctor Wellbeing

    Summary Writer:  Eloise Sobels Script Writer:  Elizabeth Campbell Editors:  Elizabeth Campbell and Isabel Hanson Interviewer:  Elizabeth Campbell Interviewee:  Isabel Hanson Elizabeth Campbell chats to Isabel Hanson about general practice training and the perks and challenges of a career as a General Practitioner as well as junior doctor wellbeing.
    About Dr Elizabeth Campbell
    Dr Elizabeth Campbell is a General Practice Registrar in Sydney, Australia. She studied medicine at the University of Sydney, and completed an undergraduate degree in classical piano at Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Elizabeth is interested in medical education and mentorship.
    About Dr Isabel Hanson
    Dr Isabel Hanson is a General Practice Registrar with The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Her interests include public policy, preventative health, medical humanities, and doctors' wellbeing. Outside of the clinic, Isabel is a published writer, yoga teacher, and Co-Founder of the 'Feel Good' staff choir at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales, Australia.

    • 33 min
    Role of the COVID-19 team

    Role of the COVID-19 team

    Summary Writer:  Theoni Haralabopoulos and Edward Brentnall Script Writer:  Ben Nguyen and Mickey Xie Editor:  Ben Nguyen and  Mikey Xie Interviewer:  Ben Nguyen Interviewee:  Mickey Xie Mikey Xie chats to Ben Nguyen about his experience as the COVID-19 registrar to give everyone a better understanding of what is happening at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, how patients with COVID-19 are being managed in the hospital and what the role of the COVID-19 team is.
    About Dr Ben Nguyen
    Dr Ben Nguyen is currently a Respiratory Registrar at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Sydney prior to internship and completed his residency and Basic Physician Training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
    About Dr Mikey Xie
    Dr Mikey Xie is currently a Basic Physician Trainee at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He graduated from the University of New South Wales and completed his internship and residency at Liverpool Hospital.

    • 12 min
    Recognising the deteriorating respiratory patient in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

    Recognising the deteriorating respiratory patient in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

    Script Writer:  Anna McLean and Laura Glenn Editor:  Laura Glenn Interviewer: Anna McLean Interviewee:  Laura Glenn Anna McLean chats to Laura Glenn about how to recognise and manage a deteriorating COVID-19 positive patient.
    About Dr. Anna McLean
    Dr. Anna McLean is a Respiratory and Sleep Advanced Trainee at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Australia. She is a Clinical Lecturer with the University of Sydney and has had a long-standing interest in the medical education and pastoral care of both medical students and junior medical officers.
    About Dr. Laura Glenn
    Dr. Laura Glenn is a final year Advanced Trainee in Respiratory Medicine and is also undertaking a PhD with The University of Sydney in the field of interstitial lung disease. She has a strong interest in education and clinical leadership, and is an Associate Clinical Lecturer with The University of Sydney Medical School.

    • 22 min

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