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Clinical Case 133: POCUS Perils [and the Debiasing Dance]

I am a mad point-of-care ultrasound [POCUS] fan.  I scan pretty much every patient that I can.  I do this to sharpen my diagnostic skills, practice and to explore new utilities of the humble ultrasound.  However, as my POCUS practice has matured and I have made countless errors; I am learning very slowly to do […]

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Old Dog, New trick… teaching procedural skills

The news this week for me – I learned a new procedure!  Yes, after many years of doing things that I had learned and practiced I found myself in the situation where I could have a crack at something new.   This was an interesting experience for me because :- It has been a while […]

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Lessons Hard Learned: Dr Penny Wilson

Over the last year or so I have received quite a bit of mail / feedback asking about the “Lessons Hard Learned” series that I ran a while back on the podcast.  It was a project I really enjoyed doing, it allowed me to interrogate the minds of some super smart folk out there. So, […]

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Want to Become an Sono Star?

I have some great news for you all – well those of you who live in Australia anyway.  The use of bedside ultrasound has revolutionised the way I practice over the last 10 years.  Sonography allows us to provide faster, safer and more timely care.  This is especially true in remote and rural locations where […]

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Clinical Case 132: Parker’s Peristaltic Palsy

Another case from the archives with a fair helping of ultrasound. 59 year old man with a complex surgical history.  He had an open cholecystectomy 20 years prior complicated by CBD injury and required a Roux-en-Y & CBD re-plumbing.  He has been doing pretty well until now.  He has some chronic hypertension and COPD which […]