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Clinical Case 103: Midnight MacGyver Medicine

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This is an exercise in medical minimalism.  I am going to throw you a case and a set of resources – you need to say how you would manage it.  I am going to release my strategy in a few days.  So here we go – here is the case… Firstly, a little bit of […]

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The Schizophrenic Mind of a Part-time Resuscitationist

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OK a quick Broome pearl tonight Scott Weingart just posted a really thought-provoking podcast on Errors of Omission vs Commission So I have put up a quick podcast to outline my thoughts about the case and the problem I see with errors involving inappropriate medicine in the ED. Please leave your thoughts on Scotts blog […]

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SMACC is here

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So it has been a few months since the SMACC GOLD conference on the Gold Coast – there has been a period of excitement – the build up to this moment….. The SMACC media is out – yes!  You can experience the SMACC GOLD awesomeness right at home in your cozy armchair. Roger, Oli, Chris, […]

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Optic nerve sheath diameter: window to the soul?

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Almost exactly 3 years ago I posted an article looking at the utility of ultrasonographic Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter measurement to assess patients for raised intracranial pressure.  That post is here The idea is sound, the optic nerve sheath is an extension of the subarachnoid space – so if ICP goes up it should expand […]

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Reader Question

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Hi all Got this readers question. It’s one of those things not taught often! Are you a cardiac physicology guru. Can you answer in 100 words? Leave your explanation on the comments please Casey Here’s the Q- : Hi, I am confused by the Units we use when Defibrillating and Trans-cutaneous Pacing. When we Defibrilate […]