Medical Jellybeans with @TheTopEnd

Jellybeans. Conversations with Care. The Jellybeans started here and are now also hosted on (The Original) & This is the complete collection. Sometimes containing more controversial offerings.

Jellybean 104 Emergency Medicine in Chile

Chile is special. The longest country in the world with the driest desert, the highest lakes, the highest volcano, a huge mountain range making it strangely isolated and then they … Continue reading

April 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 95 with Salim Rezaie

Teaching teachers about teaching; lets get super-meta. The Teaching Coop. (The event formerly known as The Teaching Course.) It’s in Alcatraz, Brisbane and Copenhagen. It’s in Melbourne, Manchester and Manila. … Continue reading

May 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 94 with Neonatal Maestro Dr Hazel Talbot

Scary little people. Hazel Talbot loves her job. She really does. She works 80% neonatal retrieval around one of the most beautiful parts of the world and does so in … Continue reading

May 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 93 with Dr Naomi Diel

The CICM ASM is happening next month. It is in Hobart. That’s in Tasmania. Tasmania is fantastic. Last year it was in Sydney. There are probably more first year ICU … Continue reading

April 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 91 with SMACC Poet Sanaah Sultan

In Berlin, in the footlights, with heart in throat. In London, in the headlights, with heart in hands. In her heart, in Kashmir, always in Kashmir. A young woman that … Continue reading

February 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 90; Jessica Stokes-Parish (RN) talks Simulation with @RollCageMedic

Over simulated? Simulation; surely one of the fastest growing parts of health education in recent times. There is much more to simulation than a plastic mannequin and healthcare is but … Continue reading

February 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 88 with Dan Davis and the art of ART.

Resus for dummies or resus for clever people? Dr Dan Davis and the art of ART. I was at Luna Park in Sydney last year. It is an ageing un-reconstructed … Continue reading

January 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 86 Human Factors with Chris Hicks

Chris Hicks is @HumanFact0rz He is into Human Factors. He is reading about Human Factors. He is writing about Human Factors. He is on stage, he is on EMCrit, he … Continue reading

December 4, 2017 · 2 Comments

Jellybean 83; Pre-Hospital Medicine Slovenian Style with @GregorProsen

  ED people doing house visits? Medical retrieval teams having a cup of tea and taking a detailed social history? Emergency doctors going to someone’s home before they come to … Continue reading

November 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 82; Extraordinary tales of ordinary heroism. An Iraqi Story.

The best thing about making the jellybeans is that I get to meet some thoroughly excellent people. While at the CICM ASM in Sydney I was introduced to a gentleman … Continue reading

November 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 81 with @StarSkaterDK, Sandra Viggers from

Denmark. Probably the best or fairest economy in the world. Probably the best wind power in the world. Probably the happiest nation in the world. (No comment on the beer.) … Continue reading

November 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

Jellybean 80 with Stephen Warrilow

Physician and Intensivist Stephen Warrilow, Director of the Austin Hospital ICU, talks about everything from Physician Generalism to Surgical Super Specialisation. Stephen is a man that can communicate. Stephen Warrilow … Continue reading

October 18, 2017 · 1 Comment

Jellybean 78 with Toby Fogg

“ipsa scientia potestas est” Toby Fogg talks to Matt McPartlin about the ever growing Airway Registry ANZEDAR This is FOAMed. Thus there are a lot of people that are nothing … Continue reading

September 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 77 with A/Prof Paul Middleton

In Australia alone thousands of people have an out of hospital cardiac arrest each year. Only 10% survive. It’s a very scary and dangerous rollercoaster. No better place to talk … Continue reading

September 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 76 with Rinaldo Bellomo

What is the future of Artificial Intelligence and critical care medicine? I ask Rinaldo Bellomo who, for the past 30 years, has been at the pointy end of critical care … Continue reading

September 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 75 with Aidan Baron

Government #FOAMed Warning; Life in the Fast Lane is apparently addictive. You have been warned. It’s Jellybean 075 with Aidan Baron; @ALittleMedic Aidan Baron is not really that little when … Continue reading

September 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

Jellybean 74 with Lars Lundell

Lars Lundell is a Legend of Scandinavian Surgery. From small beginnings in rural Sweden to the biggest issues in bariatric surgery, Lars has plenty to say. This one has controversy, … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 72 with Jules Wendon

Professor Jules Wendon is one of the leading lights in ICU medicine. This week we have a Wendon Double Bill here on LITFL; first Mastering Intensive Care with Andrew Davies … Continue reading

September 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 71 with Charlie Corke

CICM x JELLYBEAN The College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand has an Annual Scientific Meeting every year. In 2017 the title was “A Gut Reaction; ICU … Continue reading

September 19, 2017 · 3 Comments

Jellybean 69 with Oliver May

Fraud and Counter-Fraud. NGO’s like Oxfam are now a huge part of the international healthcare system. When you look at the environments these organisations work in, from Oxford to South … Continue reading

September 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 68 with Frank Gaillard

Matt McPartlin (aka @RollCageMedic) interviews Frank Gaillard, the Frank Gaillard, the one who created Radiopedia. Radiopedia is a very big thing but it started out as a way to avoid … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 67 with Hanna Kaade

Under Siege. Under fire. Undergraduate. The remarkable journey of Dr Hanna Kaade; from Aleppo to Berlin and from the Red Crescent to #dasSMACC. This is an ordinary tale. An accidental … Continue reading

September 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 64 with Michelle Withers

An Adventure that never ended. You thought you were just trying to pass some bloody exam but then you ended up in the Australian version of the Paris-Dakar Rally. Sounds … Continue reading

September 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 63 with Matthew Harris

Matthew Harris and I help each other through an emotional morning at SMACC when we remembered everyone’s favourite motorcycle medic/maniac/comedian; Doc John Hinds Some of us are off to SMACC … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 62 with Sarah Yong

Sarah Yong. One of many women leading the way in intensive care medicine. It’s a WIN win! Sarah Yong is an impressive person. Advocacy, Training, Representation and being a new … Continue reading

September 9, 2017 · 3 Comments

Jellybean 61 with Craig Wylie of

Emergency Medicine is a different beast in different places. What kind of beast would it be in South Africa? A big, bad and scary one? I ask Craig Wylie, South … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 60 with Dave Hartin (and Tayto)

Ready for a laugh? We take two fast-talking and sleep-deprived Irish people and lock them in a shed. They talk. Fast. They tackle the big issues. From Nursing Home Patients … Continue reading

August 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 59 with Ross Fisher

Pleasure or Pain? Presentations are a part of medical life. Everyone has to do them. They can be educational or awful. If you want your presentation to be better for … Continue reading

August 11, 2017 · 3 Comments

Jellybean 58 with Kirsty Challen

  Half way down the stairs is the stair where we stop. To talk to a peer. About peers. About peer reviews. @RollCageMedic gets stuck into the fine print of … Continue reading

August 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 57 with Richard Johnston (Alice Springs Retrievalist.)

This is a lost Jellybean. I don’t know how I lost it. But I did. I spoke with Richard Johnston a while back at the Aeromedical Conference in Australia. Sorry … Continue reading

August 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 56 with Tor Ercleve

Tor Ercleve is an arty farty kind of guy. It’s ok. He knows it. You could call him a frustrated artist but it turns out he is not really very … Continue reading

August 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 55 with GoodSam Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson; Neurosurgeon, Retrieval Physician, App Designer, Sceptic and Gentleman. It is hard not to like this chap. Mark Wilson somehow found time to talk to Matt McPartlin at SMACC. … Continue reading

August 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 54 with Penny Wilson

Bits and Bumps on and off the road. The Nomadic GP has dropped anchor. After a serpentine route around some very beautiful locations Dr Penny Wilson has found a place … Continue reading

August 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 53 with Steve Mathieu of

I have a critical information overload and a finite amount of brain space. It feels like everything that goes in these days must force something else out. It is like … Continue reading

August 4, 2017 · 1 Comment

Jellybean 51 with Jim DuCanto; “Do something that outlives you.”

Jim DuCanto just keeps making stuff. @RollCageMedic caught up with him in Dublin and chewed the cud, the fat and the kids toys. I have kids. You might have kids. … Continue reading

August 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 50 with @MedicalSinger Sara Nikolić

You might be a nurse or a doctor or a paramedic. But thats not all you are. Here is a little celebration of everyone in the #FOAMed world because we … Continue reading

August 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 49 with Ethicist Julian Savulescu

I have a dilemma. It is this; almost all of my ethics are a bunch of poorly thought out lies and assumptions. What am I going to do about it? … Continue reading

July 31, 2017 · 1 Comment

Jellybean 48 with Resa Lewiss

Dr Resa Lewiss is another stand out woman in Medicine and she has become very well known particularly in Point Of Care Ultrasound. Resa was inspired by people that worked … Continue reading

July 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 47 with Mads Astvad

Denmark. There is very little rotten in the state of Denmark. I got Mads Astvad of to come and chat to me about everything Danish. He didn’t do that. … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · 3 Comments

Jellybean 46 with Ruth Bird & thousands of football fans.

A sensible yet sports mad woman. It’s @DrRuthBird from #SMACCdub (She turned down free beer, paid for by @precordialthump, in order to talk to me and thus talk to you.) … Continue reading

July 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 45 with Andy Tagg

Worse things happen at sea. A charming man. A dapper chap. An adventurous fellow. It’s @andrewjtagg from in one of the funnier Jellybeans. Have you ever wondered what it … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · 3 Comments

Jellybean 44 with Kat Evans

Jellybean Two for One Deal. @Kat__Evans shares two interesting stories. #BOGOF #FOAMed ! South Africa. Trauma. Resource Limited but bravery not so limited. And a sick mum.

July 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

Jellybean 42 with Liam Yore

It is official; Donald Trump is the Republican Candidate for the Presidency on the United States of America. What does that mean? What does that mean for Healthcare in the … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 41 with Jonny Gatward

This one is all about bodysuits. And risk. Bodysuits and risk!  

July 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 40 PTSD with Paramedic Rusty

  Hi I’m Rusty. Hello this is Rusty. Hello my name is Rusty. Paramedic. Educator Team Leader. And a different type of leader too. A special one. Have a listen. … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 39 The Ballad of Casey Parker

This is the Ballad of Doc Casey Parker. Casey Parker, which is a great name, left Kangaroo Island not because Tim Leeuwenburg arrived ( @KangarooBeach ) but because there was … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 38 with Shaun Walsh

So as we recover from SMACC in Dublin, which was a Wham Bam Shiny Mega Event with helicopters and REBOA and some other things that I will probably never do, I … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 37 Proper Remote with Jaine Morris

There’s Remote and then theres Really Remote. When it’s Really Remote there are usually no doctors and if you are lucky there is a nurse like Jaine Morris. Lockhart River … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 36 with Rob MacSweeney

Rob MacSweeney & Matt MacPartlin in Fairy-Land. Sounds wrong. It’s simulated Fairy-Land but I’m not sure that makes it any better. (I am expecting “Captain Holly Short” of “LEPrecon” to … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 34 with Andrew Peacock

Some of the closest people in my life are always teasing me about being into my “Adrenaline Sports”. I’m not involved in any really serious “Extreme Sports” at all. Andrew … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 33 with Anne Creaton

Bula! So Anne Creaton is knee deep in Fiji. Knee deep in another culture. Knee deep in Government Bureaucracy. Knee deep in the most beautiful water in the world. What … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 32 with Ashley Liebig

Fear, Flight, Fight. Ashley Liebig is a Screaming Eagle. So at SMACC Chicago you had a 101st Airborne Division Medic talking about feelings. SMACC Star Ashley Liebig, now a Texan … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · 3 Comments

Jellybean 31 with Matt Eckersley

So you’ve heard of Christmas Island, right? Its all bad, right? Well, it is bad but its not all bad and as often is said theres two sides to every … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 16.1 Double Training with Anthony Tzannes

Anthony Tzannes spoke to the podcast in Cairns. His position is an interesting counterpoint to Di Stephens in Jellybean #16 Have a listen.

May 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 1; Chris Nickson at the 1st SMACC

Long before anyone ever did any of this FOAMed stuff Chris Nickson seems to have been doing it with Mike Cadogan. I know thats not true but it really did … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

So why was it called

Its all about the children. Leading on from the last post; “Where do you start something like SMACC?” I was getting over the social stigma of social media. I decided … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Where do you start something like SMACC?

Heres another story. Once upon a time on a idyllic tropical island there came in to the world the lovechild of Drs Harris, Nickson and Flower. Now theres a frightening … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · 3 Comments

One of the stories behind the genesis of Jellybeanery.

Jellybeans. What are Jellybeans? Why are Jellybeans? Oli Flower of fame asked me and I came up with this answer. I think of them as bright multi coloured moles … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Simon Carley @emmanchester

I’ve just been to SMACC Gold. It was utterly brilliant. There are 10 Jellybeans from SMACC Gold on the way. There are some gems in there. One of the first … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Show me the Jellybeans?

The Jellybeans are not all here as of the time of this post. Sorry. They will be here. Right now they are on, the worlds best FOAMed resource. They … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

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