Archives for December 2012

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Broome Docs Podcast 006: Epidurals with Dr Dave Forster

Welcome to Episode 6: better than the Return of the Jedi. In this podcast I am joined by my mate Dr Dave Forster.  Dave is super enthusiastic about pretty much everything – including epidurals.  Lets face it – epidurals can be really the bane of our practice – they can be good, bad or ugly […]

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Cross-pollination: Paeds procedural sedation

One of the benefits of being a generalist, a doc who tries to do a bit of everything is that from time to time I find that a trick, concept or idea from one area of practice jumps and screams to be used in another area of practice. So I thought I might throw out […]

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Clinical Case 077: Fluid balancing act

This is a tough one – a clinical scenario that is unfortunately a bit too common in my part of the world.  I want to know how you would go about balancing the fluids in this case, what will you use to measure the adequacy of the resuscitation / fluid administration.  It is a tight […]

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Iodine vs. Chlorhexidine skin prep

OK it isn’t the biggest or sexiest decision you might make on any day of the working week – but one where there is in fact some evidence.  Betadine  vs. Chlorhexidine – not really a hot debate.  Boring EM at best. Are you making incisions in patients, or are you doing skin lac repairs?  I […]

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Broome Docs Podcast 005: HCGs, Ectopics Etc with Dr Geordan Shannon

The second installment from Dr Geordan Shannon – my guide into the confusing world of Women’s Health. Geordan learns me some stuff about first trimester bleeding, HCG and US interpretation.  And what to do when it remains unclear! You might want to go back and read The previous posts on HCG  HERE and HERE if you […]