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Lessons Hard Learned: What scared Ross Fisher?

At the last SMACC outing in Dublin there was a stand-out lecture by Dr Ross Fisher ( @ffolliet ) entitled:  Things that Scare Me.  Ross is a bit of a presentation guru – and hence he had plenty of pressure on to deliver a great talk…. and he did exactly that.  It was a pin-drop-silently, […]

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November 2016: First10EM / Broomedocs Journal Club

Welcome back Another month, another sheaf of articles hand picked by Dr Justin Morgenstern for your edification.  Check out the written summary over at First10EM for the visual learners! This month we cover the perils of beef jerky, chocolate, PEs and codeine.  Of course, there is a bunch of other stuff that you need to […]

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SMACCDUB: Bayes 2016 – A Diagnostic Odyssey

At the last SMACC outing in Dublin I gave this talk about Bayes’ theorem in medicine.  The challenge was to try and show how we can use this elegant idea in our day-to-day work. Today the audio version has been released on the SMACC podcast for all to hear.  It is a somewhat technical talk […]

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Clinical Case 136: the Diagnosis and Discussion

Last week I posted Clinical Case 136: A Maternity Mystery If you have not had a read – then please go back and ponder the scenario before reading the rest of this post. If you have been following along on the comments or social media then you will know that this is a tragic case. […]

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Clinical Case 136: Maternity Mystery

Another case from the archives this week.  This is a really tough case… things are not what they seem.  Although this is an Obstetric case it does contain a lot of valuable lessons for all critical care practitioners.    I will describe the case and leave it hanging for you all to ponder and comment upon… […]