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Processing ProCESS: what does it mean for the small ED?

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Gday.  Welcome back.  It has been a slow month on the blog as I recover from the wonderful exertions of the SMACC GOLD conference.  After last week’s post on knowledge translation into the bush – this week I am jumping right in and aiming to translate some of the latest into your practice! This is […]

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Taking the BS out of Medical Evidence

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HI all It has been a bit quiet on the blog over the festive season and with the lead up to SMACC making us all busy beavers. I have a quick recommendation for you – I have started listening to a new podcast – actually it has been going for a few hundred episodes but […]

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The 7 Laws of Diagnostics

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March 6th 2014 is Change Day in Australia.  Change Day  is a movement promoted by individuals working within the health system. It is all about each of us Making a Pledge to do one thing (or many things) to improve the health and wellbeing of others. What pledge can you make to improve patient, client and consumer […]

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Clinical Case 098: the Falling Soldier

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A 26 yo American backpacker presents to the triage of your small hospital ED complaining of palpitations. He is traveling the globe after serving 2 tours of duty in Iraq and being discharged from the US Army. He is a bit reluctant to attend as he hasn’t much cash flow and is expecting he will […]

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Letter to my Registrars: On statins and stuff

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Last week in Australia – a 2 part documentary on the Catalyst program (ABC1) raised a lot of questions about the use of statins for the management of low-risk patient’s cholesterol levels.  This letter is addressed to my trainees.   Dear Registrars, By now you have probably had a few patients come through your door […]