Women: challenges and strength

Following on from International Women’s Day, I thought I’d reflect a little on some of the diverse encounters that I’ve had working with women here. Life brings particular challenges for many of our female patients, but their strength often shines through. I was on call for New Years Day and saw 3 young women who […]

Snakebite

         ‘Ready?’. ‘Yeah I’m ready, lets start’. We turn on the IV drip and  watch the pale yellow antivenom start to trickle in. I keep an eye on the monitor. Oxygen saturations and pulse are stable. We are surrounded by all of the gear needed for intubation, including anaesthetic drugs, and I […]