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Old Dog, New trick… teaching procedural skills

The news this week for me – I learned a new procedure!  Yes, after many years of doing things that I had learned and practiced I found myself in the situation where I could have a crack at something new.   This was an interesting experience for me because :- It has been a while […]

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Clinical Case 132: Parker’s Peristaltic Palsy

Another case from the archives with a fair helping of ultrasound. 59 year old man with a complex surgical history.  He had an open cholecystectomy 20 years prior complicated by CBD injury and required a Roux-en-Y & CBD re-plumbing.  He has been doing pretty well until now.  He has some chronic hypertension and COPD which […]

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Clinical Case 124: Sand, Surf and Shattered Shin

Today’s case is maybe not unique to Broome.  Representative of every Aussie town where teenagers, cars and boredom seem to intermingle to create crazy injuries… and sadly; occasionally tragic deaths. Our 24 yo lad [almost always a male] presents to the ED with a bunch of his mates in the back of a ute [never a […]

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Intubating the Critical Patient

Hi Team, It has been a slow month on the blog and podcast as I have been working on a few other projects… one of which is very exciting and will hopefully be unleashed in 2016. Can’t say too much about it but it is a collaboration with one of my favourite ED docs and […]

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Dr Dave Forster: A tough airway made easy

Welcome back!  Apologies for being away for a few weeks.  You may know that a large part of the FOAM community was attacked, hacked and disabled by malignant robots last month. Thanks to Dr Mike Cadogan and his band of merry men we are now back online along with other awesome sites that fell victim […]