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O.A.S.I.S. : Optimal Airway Strategy In Situation

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So you might have noticed a bit of banter in the community about airway management in the last few weeks!  What’s new? [ I usually try to stay out of the airway stuff - as there are many brighter and more expert "airway bloggers" out there. ] A lot of debate about cricoid pressure and […]

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PRODUCT PROMOTION: The DOG(MA) Collar

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As the editor of a FOAM blog I am frequently asked to promote commercial products or pharmaceutical agents by sales reps. Obviously this is contrary to the spirit of FOAM.  There is a general agreement amongst the community to ignore these promotions… However I have recently been sent a promotion for a revolutionary new product […]

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Clinical Case 101: Going Glass Hunting

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Broome is a fun place – it is always warm, the locals are nearly pathologically “laid back”.  Shoes are worn by fewer than 50 % of the populace!  This creates a few common ED scenarios.  Foot infections and injuries are common – especially the “glass foreign body in foot” scenario. Now – I remember when […]

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Clinical Case 100: Back to the Future

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Whooo hooo! Here we go – Broome Docs is bringing up the century of Clinical Cases. I thought that for the big 100 we would go back to the beginning – back to Case 001.  It was the first post on the blog – it was a multi trauma case – a lady hit by a […]

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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 […]