Gayle Roberton

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This study measures the learning curve for accomplishing sub-Tenon blocks for ophthalmic surgery applicable to anaesthetists skilled in peribulbar techniques. We defined criteria for a good block in terms of chemosis, subconjunctival haemorrhage, globe movement and the need for additional peribulbar block. The overall success rate, by our definitions, was(More)
BACKGROUND Longitudinal integrated clerkships (LIC) in the first major clinical year in medical student training have been demonstrated to be at least equivalent to and in some areas superior to the "traditional block rotation" (TBR). Flinders University School of Medicine is starting a pilot changing the traditional teaching at the major Academic Medical(More)
Functional disorders of the vocal cords can present with acute, dramatic upper airway obstruction, with features mimicking asthma or functional dysphonia. We report the case of an eighteen-year-old female with acute airway obstruction initially misdiagnosed as asthma. Laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy and psychiatric assessment confirmed a diagnosis of functional(More)
The nurses' training course which is now compulsory since the new program to get the Nursing Degree, is not easy to apply for trainers within a legal context which is not accurate enough. Through IFSI investigated the nurses' training course is as follows: Sometimes not formalized, sometimes institutionalized, the application of the nurses' training course(More)
This article describes recent changes to years 2 and 3 of undergraduate medical education at the University of Otago, now termed 'Early Learning in Medicine'. These changes focus on learning that is contextually relevant, student centred, horizontally and vertically integrated, and community based. Three new programmes have been introduced to the course;(More)