In this episode we catch up with Casey Parker from Broome Docs. Casey is a world renowned Rural Generalist, medical educator, podcaster, blogger and all ’round nice guy and in this episode we talk about the trials and tribulations of rural and remote trauma. Casey works in Broome, in north-west Western Australia, which is thousands of kilometers from the nearest tertiary hospital (they do have a CT scanner though), which means sick trauma patients often have to travel a long way to get there, so they arrive with established trauma complications such as acidosis, hypothermia and coagulopathy. The local population are also quite stoic, so will often not attend for some hours or even days after serious injury, and once at Broome hospital, doctors like Casey must act as the ED doctor/resuscitationist, anaesthetist, and retrieval co-ordinator, which adds to the challenge but also the satisfaction of the job. For the ultrasound nuts, he also delivers some great trauma ultrasound pearls!
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