Field Notes on Tracheostomy Part 2: The Problems

So you’ve got a patient with a tracheostomy tube. And Houston, we’ve got a problem. What do we do? Here are some common problems and basic troubleshooting actions: Tube dislodgment This is often a problem in the first few days of tracheostomy when the wound is still fresh and the tracheostomy tract is still not … More Field Notes on Tracheostomy Part 2: The Problems

Field Notes on Tracheostomy Part 1: The Basics

Hello! This is not a comprehensive textbook on how to manage patients with tracheostomies. This is a humble collection of practical brief notes, as requested by a twitter friend. This is a primer. For more extensive information, feel free to consult the big texts. Tracheostomy Someone once said that a tracheostomy tube is a piece … More Field Notes on Tracheostomy Part 1: The Basics

My Twitter Experiment: From Anonymity to Community

I was once Australia’s most followed surgeon on Twitter, according to dear wife. She was probably right, as always. I had more than 3700 followers on my account, but very few people knew who I was behind that necktie avi. You see, I was an anonymous, or more correctly, a pseudonymous. There were 3 reasons … More My Twitter Experiment: From Anonymity to Community

5 Reasons Why Surgeons are better at Tweeting

I wrote this on 20th November 2011 on my previous anonymous blog. This was meant to poke fun at surgeons and Twitter. what do you think today? A/Prof Katherine Chretien and team has recently published a landmark study on Twitter Physicians. It was aptly titled “Physicians on Twitter”, published in The Journal of The American … More 5 Reasons Why Surgeons are better at Tweeting