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Medical myth : Give Max with your Morph?

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Gday readers.  This post is the result of a recent Twitter discussion involving a group of FOAMites including: @EMManchester, @smotovmd, @EMS_Junkie, @ KangarooBeach, @rfdsdoc, @MDAware, @Darn_if_i_know, @OneArmWonder, @Lyall I had a very Orthopaedic weekend – footy season is back, lots of minor injuries.  And then the seasonal influx of tourists – means a lot of […]

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Paeds Fever Hangout: temps, teething and tots

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Gday, really excited to be able to bring you this latest podcast. A few weeks ago my local Paediatric partner-in-crime; Dr Mel Thompson and I got chatting about fever, teething and other potential errors, biases and pitfalls of Paediatrics. This spilled over onto the Twitter feed – resulting in a brief discussion of Paeds fever.  […]

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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 […]