Archives for July 2012

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Course Review: Advanced Airway Management Course Refresher

I am fresh from the Advanced Airway Management Refresher Course in Melbourne last week. It was an excellent educational event and I couldn’t recommend it more to any doctor involved in airway management. There are a few other courses around Australia which are also run by members of the Australian and New Zealand College of […]

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On Evidence, Education, Errors, Ego and Expert intuition

This is not the usual Broome Docs post.  So just a quick foreword to warn you!  This is an essay on the way we practice medicine.  There are no gory pictures, tricky cases or clinical insights today – just my collected thoughts following recent meditation and discussion around what we do.  This is a little […]

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Clinical Case 061: Colle’s sans Xray

65 year old woman tripped over a tent peg whilst camping.  She went down on her wrist (FOOSH) and presented to ED late at night. On examination – she had a mild “dinner fork” deformity with plenty of swelling.  So, it is midnight.  The radiographer is sleeping soundly at home. So…. A quick ultrasound shows.. […]

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Clinical Case 060: Panic? Don’t Panic! .. don’t forget your towel

One of my favourite discoveries in recent months has been Joe Lex’s awesome “Free Emergency Talks” podcast.  This is a wonderful resource – you can listen to hand-picked lectures from a range of eminent speakers – all selected by a guy who has been to more conferences than I have had stale sandwiches in the […]

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Benzos, back pain, Descartes and depression

This week I got involved in an online debate that started at LITFL’s Socrates and Sophistry section, then spilled over into the less-civilized Twittersphere.  Dr Minh le Cong @rfdsdoc (PHARM podcast) and I got into a bit of a debate about the role of benzodiazepines in acute back pain management.  I took the no, not […]