Our stories

Many of our fellows and trainees go above and beyond the call of duty, be it volunteering in developing countries; working in war zones; coming up with novel ideas to raise funds and awareness; or advancing medical science through innovation.
 

Infection control in operating theatres: Inventing the wheel?

Royal Darwin Hospital has introduced a new system to manage infection control in the perioperative environment. This story originally featured in the December 2017 edition of the ANZCA Bulletin.


 

Surfing and organising medical teams all in a day’s work

Dr Allan MacKillop combines his passion for the surf and the outdoors with leadership roles in retrieval and emergency medicine. This story originally featured in the December 2017 edition of the ANZCA Bulletin.


 

Climate-smart anaesthesia

Dr Matt Jenks is living proof of what it means to be a “climate smart anaesthetist”. He has actively reduced his travel commitments, has cut back on his meat and dairy consumption at home, and supports a robust public transport system. This story originally featured in the December 2017 edition of the ANZCA Bulletin.
 

 

A different kind of developing world

Dr Camille Yip, a recipient of an ANZCA overseas aid trainee scholarship, recently returned from Inner Mongolia where she participated in a week-long visit with the No Pain Labour and Delivery – Global Health Initiative. This story originally featured in the September 2017 edition of the ANZCA Bulletin.

 

ANZCA’s role in the global community

We are all part of a global community, to which ANZCA has much to contribute. This story originally featured in the September 2017 edition of the ANZCA Bulletin.

 

 

 

Precious cargo a lifeline for hospitals

Dr Yasmin Endlich is making a difference to the lives of hospital patients in Papua New Guinea with her regular deliveries – and they all fit into a suitcase. This story originally featured in the September 2017 edition of the ANZCA Bulletin.


 

Safe surgery and anaesthesia 

ANZCA plays a key role in a landmark conference in Port Moresby that called for the development of a national surgical and anaesthetic strategy for PNG where a lack of access to safe surgery and anaesthesia kills more people than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.This story originally featured in the September 2017 edition of the ANZCA Bulletin.

 

  
 

Mercy across the sea

As a Mercy Ships volunteer, Dr Wendy Falloon is helping to bring life-changing – and life-saving – surgery to people in Africa. This story originally featured in the June 2017 edition of the ANZCA Bulletin.
 

  
 

Nemesis of emesis – training for massive airway contamination

An international collaboration has spawned a simulation device to teach the SALAD method of airway decontamination. This story originally featured in the June 2017 edition of the ANZCA Bulletin.







 

Charitable idea improves patient safety 

The story of an ANZCA Fellow who came up with a simple idea for pre-cut endotracheal tube ties is raising money for breast cancer research and improving safety in the operating room. This story originally featured in the December 2016 edition of the ANZCA Bulletin.

Lessons from Africa

There was much to be taught – and learnt – during a six-month anaesthesia fellowship in Zambia. This story originally featured in the March 2017 edition of the ANZCA Bulletin.


 

 

Books smoothing children’s surgical path

The gift of books for children about to undergo surgery – an initiative by anaesthetist Dr Celine Baber – is reaping benefits. This story originally featured in the March 2017 edition of the ANZCA Bulletin.


 


The accidental greenie

Melbourne anaesthetist Dr David Hays has found wide and varied uses for recycled little blue towels used by theatre staff – and a new charity has been born. This story originally featured in the March 2017 edition of the ANZCA Bulletin.




 
 



 

 




 




 

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