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Antibiotic Awareness Week: What’s your spiel?

Welcome back!  It is ANTIBIOTIC AWARENESS WEEK here in Australia. The slogan I have been pushing with my trainees is: “Take time to have the chat, Don’t just write the script.” Of course, that “chat” can turn nasty!  We have trained generations of families to expect, crave and depend upon the magical pills to cure […]

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Clinical Case 121: Supracondylar Sono Subtlety

Another quick case from the Paeds files… Simple story – 5 year old boy playing with his 6 year old sister on bunk beds.  Mum heard a thud then a scream and found him on the floor – he has fallen about 1 metre onto his outstretched arm.  No other injury seen. On arrival to […]

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PEMLit Review: Ultrasound for bronchiolitis?

Hi Broome Dockers I started following and reading the PEMLit blog a while ago and have found it a really useful tool for staying abreast of all the latest from the Paeds ED and hospital literature.  You should definitely check it out.  Anyway, since I am always banging on about all things ultrasound and chests […]

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Paediatric pneumonia? Lung Ultrasound.

If you are a regular reader then you will know that I have been spruiking lung ultrasound for a few years now.  In fact I wrote this post [ Ultrasound for pneumonia – sounds crazy? ]  way back in early 2012.  There continues to be a slow trickle of studies looking at US for pneumonia – and […]

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Clinical Case 118: Thinking outside the box

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 […]