Archives for October 2016

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Clinical Case 135: Tackling Trauma in the Bush

This vodcast is a version of the talk I gave last week at the ACEM Annual Scientific meeting in Perth. We were asked to present a “challenging case” – I decided to present a trauma case that I think represents the maturation of my trauma practice. The case is pretty straightforward.  However, there are a […]

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DAS SMACC – Berlin, June 2017

Hey, Do you love excellent education? Do you want to become part of an amazing community of teachers, learners and passionate clinicians? Do you feel like a European summer holiday next June? Would you like to chat with some of the nicest ‘FOAM folk’ over a stein of German ale? Well, if you have answered “Yes” to […]

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Lessons Hard Learned: Dr Andy Buck

Today’s “Lesson” is all about knowing one’s limitations, scope of practice and appreciating the little voice inside one’s noggin. Dr Andy Buck is an ED Physician who works all over Australia, but is based in Melbourne where he runs the very excellent Emergency Trauma Management course. This is a case of procedural sedation which goes […]

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Stats, CRP and Sick Kids

So I have been having a particularly nerdy week. After the recent review of the point-of-care CRP paper I got to thinking.  We all seem to have an opinion about CRP based on what we think we know – but I think most of us have a pretty shady understanding of the true diagnostic characteristics […]

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On Sick Kids and CRPs

Today I am doing a post-publication review of an interesting paper that popped into my inbox this week.  This paper was sent to me by the University of Lueven where the research was based via a promotion email. This is the promotional email, entitled: “Rapid blood test can rule out serious infections in children”. Rapid blood […]