Some say that he gives his dogs hard c-collars for chew toys and that he once used VL...and liked it. All we know is, he's not the Stig, but more like Minh. That's right, Minh Le Cong. He may seem like he stays up at all hours telling the world about how ketamine is the best drug ever, but this world famous Australian flying doctor knows quite a bit and is always willing to share. He has so much material out there, few have probably read and listened to it all. However, this flight physician consistently puts quality information out there for the world to enjoy. We were fortunate enough to have him as our first guest. You can listen to him on Podcast #5 and Podcast #6 where we spent approximately one hour interviewing him.
As a huge supporter of FOAMED, Dr. Minh Le Cong came onto the show to share just a tiny fraction of his knowledge regarding his favorite drug, ketamine. No, he doesn't use it as a recreational drug, but he does believe in its benefits for medical purposes. In fact, he has a whole other site devoted to ketamine.
Some of you may ask why you should listen to the PHARM podcast. After all, it covers prehospital and retrieval medicine. You most likely work in a hospital. Just because you are not based in that environment does not mean that you cannot learn a thing or two from the podcast. Every one of his episodes is a treat. Although the audio may not always be the best in quality, what you do hear is amazing. There are many providers out there that face challenges we can only imagine. With certain circumstances they have achieved what may only be described by some as miracles. This podcast helps record what has been done over time and helps provide suggestions through expert opinion and research on how to make this very unique and often challenging environment a rewarding and life-saving endeavor.
Even if you never plan to be in the prehospital and retrieval environment, take a listen to the podcast. I can assure you that there will be something you learn. It is not always PHARM related in the strictest sense. For example, there is a great discussion on the Vortex Approach (something we will be covering soon as well) which applies both in and out of the hospital environment.
What are you waiting for? Go visit our friend Minh Le Cong at his PHARM podcast. If you really want to get on his radar, go to his Twitter and start telling him how VL is superior to DL, hard c-collars are the best types of collars in trauma, and that ketamine has no place in medicine. You will feel the wrath of Cong...