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Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 2 Issue 4 October 2017

Download PDF: FL Communiqué October 2017

  • Guest Editorial

  • Editorial

  • Case: Closing the loop

  • Clinical futile cycles and a patient’s death: a roadmap for prevention

  • Deviation from a normal post-operative course is a red flag

  • Comments from our peers


Welcome to our final issue of the Future Leaders Communiqué for 2017. Our guest editor for this issue is Dr Noha Ferrah who is currently working as a surgical resident at The Alfred Hospital. Noha completed a post-graduate Doctor of Medicine at Melbourne University and has a strong interest in general and trauma surgery. She has published in the areas of injury prevention and patient safety and is involved in ongoing research with the Department of Forensic Medicine at Monash University. Noha has had a long-standing interest in other cultures and comparative healthcare systems, with extensive travel and volunteering experience, including a clinical elective in Cuba which she described as tantalising.


We are very pleased to present two expert commentaries in this issue, written by experienced clinicians who are both leaders in their specialty fields. Professor Michael Buist is an intensive care specialist, and the Director of Intensive Care at the North West Regional Hospital in Burnie, and Honorary Clinical Professor at the Faculty of Health, University of Tasmania. Professor Jonathan Serpell is a general surgeon, and the Director of the Breast and Endocrine Surgery Unit, The Alfred Hospital, and Professor of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Monash University. Their cogent views on the critical care and surgical issues raised in this case should be read by every junior doctor working in a hospital system.


Edit: As of 1/11/2017 the FLC version has been updated to amend a post-nominal title and golden rules count.

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