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Clinical Case 119: Trauma & the Sensitive New Age Ultrasound

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OK tonight I have a trauma case for you. Billifred is a 24 year old man whom lives with his partner.  There relationship took a turn for the worse this evening when she found her sister’s underpants in his car. Billifred is a “lover, no a fighter…” but tonight he was forced to defend himself […]

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Clinical Case 118: Thinking outside the box

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OK team – a Paeds case for you today.  It’s one where I am going to give you just a few clues and you have to think up the diagnosis. Here we go….. Jemimanisha is an 8  yo. girl who lives in an Aboriginal community about an hour away. She has been brought to ED […]

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Clinical Case 116: FEAST or Flush Fluids

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Today’s case is about the Resus of severely dry children – very typical of Broome.  But before we get to the case – here is a bit of a review of some recent learning I have had on the topic.   I have started to rethink the traditional acute fluid resuscitation management of these kids.  The […]

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Clinical Case 115: Pneumothorax puzzle

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This case was interesting for a number of reasons.  It starts with a 50 year old lady whom has been assaulted.  She says she was kicked in the head and chest.  In ED she is looking sore but stable – and it was felt that she had enough mechanism to warrant a CT of her […]

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Dr Dave Forster: A tough airway made easy

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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 […]