Dr Tim Leeuwenburg

Rural Doctor in South Australia, Australia

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Rural Procedural Doctor working in private practice on Kangaroo Island, South Australia.

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 (Sydney 2013, Gold Coast 2014, Chicago 2015, smaccDUB 2016 and dasSMACC 2017 - smacc.net.au) at which I have spoken, twitter moderate and am a member of Faculty for airway workshop

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 such as the ETMcourse, Critically Ill Airway and annual Rural Masterclass via in situ sim.

Am a member of the HeartSafeKI collaborative, advising community groups, local Govt and individuals on CPR training and appropriate use and placement of public access defibrillators - see http://facebook.com/HeartSafeKI for more details.

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 Rural Clinical School Of Medicine (PRCC- Parallel Rural Clinical Curriculum for medical students)

COURSE DIRECTOR - EMST (Early Management of Severe Trauma) & ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) Course in Australia - Surgeons.org

COURSE DIRECTOR - ETMcourse (Emergency Trauma Management) in Australia - ETMcourse.com

INVITED FACULTY - CIA (Critically Ill Airway) course - The Alfred ICU, Melbourne - http://lifeinthefastlane.com/the-critically-ill-airway-course/

INVITED FACULTY - EMET Rural EM Workshops, Western Australia

INVITED FACULTY - smaccAIRWAY Workshops (Gold Coast, Chicago, Dublin, Berlin) smacc.net.au

FACULTY - Rural Doctors Masterclass

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