Dr Tim Leeuwenburg
Rural Doctor in South Australia, Australia
MBBS FRACGP FACRRM DRANZCOG DipANAES Grad Cert Aeromed Retrieval
Rural Procedural Doctor living on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Work in boutique locum posts & Medical Retrieval Consultant aeromedical shifts.
Chair - Sandpiper Australia www.sandpiperaustralia.org
Treasurer - Safe Airway Society www.SafeAirwaySociety.org
My interests include Emergency Medicine, Trauma, Anaesthetics, Human Factors & the use of 'guerilla sim' for in situ training.
Blog at KIdocs.org & RuralDoctors.Net, both sites affiliated with the smacc conferences at which previous speaker smacc.net.au
Am an avid user & creator of #FOAMed content, aiming to help rural doctors maintain their expertise across disciplines & help them to deliver "quality care, out there"
Mindful of the fact that "critical illness does not respect geography", I seek to improve the knowledge base of 'occasionalists' such as rural clinicians who have to deal with high stakes emergencies infrequently, with limited equipment and no immediate back up!
My mission is to help demystify critical illness for the rural team via delivery of #FOAMed asynchronous online information sharing, as well formal courses
Am a member of the HeartSafeKI group - see http://facebook.com/HeartSafeKI for details
Currently advocating for a national ‘rural responder network’ to narrow the existing trauma gap for rural patients. Akin to the UK BASICS, NZ PRIME and South Australian RERN systems, the charity Sandpiper Australia aims in and equip rural doctors to assist in prehospital emergencies in their communities when needed and can ‘value add’
I also care for oprhaned wildlife and co-authored a cookbook on Roadkill Recipes with my spouse - see wrongsideoftheroad.com.au (it's actually a trauma prevention project to raise awareness of wildlife on rural roads!)
SENIOR LECTURER - Flinders University
COURSE DIRECTOR - EMST (Early Management of Severe Trauma) & ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) Course - Surgeons.org
COURSE DIRECTOR - ETMcourse (Emergency Trauma Management) - ETMcourse.com
FACULTY - CIA (Critically Ill Airway) course - The Alfred ICU - http://lifeinthefastlane.com/the-critically-ill-airway-course/
FACULTY - EMET Rural EM Workshops, Western Australia
FACULTY - smaccAIRWAY Workshops smacc.net.au
FACULTY - Rural Doctors Masterclass
CHAIR - Sandpiper Australia
TREASURER - Safe Airway Society
ADMIN - GPs Down Under
ADMIN - Rural Anaesthesia Down Under