Dr Kristine Estensen

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Weather event creates chaos for doctors

Floods have devastated parts of NSW and Queensland, and some MDA National Members’ practices have flooded. Members have reported practices completely under water, no access to medical records, and loss of backup servers. Staff have lost homes, been trapped by floodwater, and are volunteering at evacuation centres.


Recommendations to delay elective surgery following COVID-19 infection

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) has released new guidelines on surgical patient safety and COVID-19. Peri-operative SARS-Cov-2 infection increases postoperative mortality. Guidelines published in February 2022 recommend that patients should avoid elective surgery within 7 weeks of infection, unless the benefits of doing so exceed the risk of waiting.


Online prescribing and web-based medicine risks

Online services providing prescriptions, referrals and/or medical certificates are becoming more common but doctors considering this style of practice should know.

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Top 10 tips for interns

Dr Ned Latham, RMO, shares his top 10 tips to help you get started on your internship journey.


Facilitating access to care while keeping safe in a COVID-19 environment

Ahpra have released a position statement for health practitioners providing care to patients in the current COVID-19 environment.


COVID-19 vaccine claims scheme

The Australian Government is implementing a no fault claims scheme to reimburse/compensate people who suffer a moderate to significant impact following an adverse reaction to a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine.

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Connecting the dots between sports & medicine

The sport of rowing provided me with many non-clinical skills and attributes which I’ve been able to transfer into medicine, and these have certainly helped make me a better doctor.

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Winding up your medical practice

The Medical Board’s code of conduct includes certain expectations when closing or relocating your medical practice.



Career complications and contending with uncertainty

Among the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for junior doctors is how to respond to medical training impacts and career uncertainty. In this podcast, Dr Caroline Elton (a psychologist who specialises in helping doctors)and Dr Benjamin Veness (a Psychiatry registrar) share advice for coping with medical training and career delays, disruptions and unknowns.


10 Aug 2020