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The Yellow Stone Ultrasound Course

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Are you going to SMACC – flying all that way for 4 days – well why not kill 3 birds with 1 Stone! (1) Attend SMACC (2) get some awesome pre-SMACC ultrasound and airway training (3) help save one of FOAMed’s great teachers from a dark, yellow side Here is how: Register for the Yellow […]

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Clinical Case 106: The mysterious Pink Lady

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Time for another quick clinical case Your next patient is Joan – a semi-regular attender to your family practice. Joan is a 67 yo woman who is usually reasonably well.  She works as a book keeper in a small business. She has been troubled by some gastro-oesophaeal reflux symptoms over the last few years and […]

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Risk and Uncertainty – part 1

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Gday. It has been a quite month on the blog as I have started paternity leave and have been redressing the work-life balance scales – very much in the family direction. Not doing any clinical work has given me time to pause and ponder a few of the more abstract ideas that we often brush […]

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Clinical Case 105: Headache Take 5

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Ok Neuro nerds…  here’s a quick case to test your diagnostic skills.  It is one of those common scenarios we see. 35 year old man presents for the 5th day in a row complaining of the same headache he came in with on the 1st day! He is usually fit and well, but has been […]

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Clinical Case 104: FAST Thinking

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This is a trauma case.  I want to use this case to illustrate something about the way we think about trauma when it comes to making calls using ultrasound – specifically the FAST exam.  FAST exams are ubiquitous in modern ED practice – but if executed and interpreted poorly – they are potentially a source […]