RD12 (2016) The isolated anaesthetist

 

Susceptible:

·        IMG

·        Private only

·        Far from city

·        Solo practice

 

Problems:

·        Lack of leave = get a locum

·        Lack of privacy

·        Blurred boundaries between patient and friend

·        Isolation from colleagues

 

Mitigation:

·        Avoid it if possible

·        CPD

·        Peer support group

·        Professional organization (e.g. ASA, rural SIG)

·        Local CME meetings

·        Regional meetings

·        Conferences

·        Links with a referral centre anaesthetists

·        Links with a referral centre ICU

 

Topics for discussion:

·        Clinical problems

·        Boundary issues

·        M&M