Archives for October 2013

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Clinical Case 094: Little one in big trouble

Todays case is a Paediatric peril. Just for fun I thought I might run this case backwards.  Start with where we end up and how we got there.  You can tell me how you would have done the middle bit. So here is a shot from the monitor about 20 minutes after intubation. Not the […]

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Audit of the Killer Stethoscopes

This presentation was the result of an audit completed by our Broome ED JMOs. Drs Laura Smith, James Wright and Peter Richardson decided to place our stethoscopes under the microscope – quite literally. We all know about the importance of hand-washing and other infection control measures, but rarely do we consider the ubiquitous ‘tubes’ as […]

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Lessons Hard Learned: Dr Andy Neill

The latest episode of Lessons Hard Learned features yet another Irish FOAMed man. Dr Andy Neill is an ED trainee who has been running the Emergency Medicine Ireland blog, vodcast, the awesome “Anatomy for ED” and the “Tasty Morsels series” over the past few years – in fact andy and I started out in the […]

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Clinical Case 093: Jaw fractures made easy

This case was inspired by Dr Anand Swaminathan out of New York.  Anand recently uploaded a JAMIT video tutorial on the “tongue-blade test” for mandible fractures. In case you have never heard of this or never actually tried it – check out the video here first.  A cool 1-minute demo and discussion.  From the twitter comments […]

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Lessons Hard Learned: Irish Lessons in Cairns

THis is the latest instalment in the “Lessons Hard Learned” series. Recently I caught up with the SMACC crew at the Bedside critical Care conference in Cairns – FNQ.  I took the opportunity to trap a couple of unsuspecting Irishmen into an impromptu podcast by the poolside. Awesome conference and great vibe – mini-SMACC really. […]