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PRODUCT PROMOTION: The DOG(MA) Collar

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As the editor of a FOAM blog I am frequently asked to promote commercial products or pharmaceutical agents by sales reps. Obviously this is contrary to the spirit of FOAM.  There is a general agreement amongst the community to ignore these promotions… However I have recently been sent a promotion for a revolutionary new product […]

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Clinical Case 101: Going Glass Hunting

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Broome is a fun place – it is always warm, the locals are nearly pathologically “laid back”.  Shoes are worn by fewer than 50 % of the populace!  This creates a few common ED scenarios.  Foot infections and injuries are common – especially the “glass foreign body in foot” scenario. Now – I remember when […]

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Processing ProCESS: what does it mean for the small ED?

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Gday.  Welcome back.  It has been a slow month on the blog as I recover from the wonderful exertions of the SMACC GOLD conference.  After last week’s post on knowledge translation into the bush – this week I am jumping right in and aiming to translate some of the latest into your practice! This is […]

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Mind the Gap: Knowledge Translation in Remote Care

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Knowledge translation in medicine is a sluggish process.  Research can take many years to become ‘practice changing’ and be applied at the clinical coalface.  Conversely it can take a generation shift to debunk long and strongly held medical dogma despite a lack of evidence or even evidence of harm being available.  Country hospitals in Australia […]

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Taking the BS out of Medical Evidence

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HI all It has been a bit quiet on the blog over the festive season and with the lead up to SMACC making us all busy beavers. I have a quick recommendation for you – I have started listening to a new podcast – actually it has been going for a few hundred episodes but […]