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The History of Empathy from SMACC GOLD

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Gday About six months ago I was at the SMACC GOLD conference in Queensland having a blast and rubbing shoulders with the great teachers of the FOAM family.  I was lucky enough to be asked to give a talk and really given free reign over the topic.  Which sounds like a good thing, but means […]

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The Schizophrenic Mind of a Part-time Resuscitationist

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OK a quick Broome pearl tonight Scott Weingart just posted a really thought-provoking podcast on Errors of Omission vs Commission So I have put up a quick podcast to outline my thoughts about the case and the problem I see with errors involving inappropriate medicine in the ED. Please leave your thoughts on Scotts blog […]

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Dr Penny: Podcast on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

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The nomadic GP – Dr Penny Wilson – has just finished up a stint in our cozy little hospital here in Broome. So amid the births & beaching I managed to record this podcast live in person with our favourite Gynae guru. Penny knows about a thousand times more than I do about polycystic ovarian […]

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SMACC is here

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So it has been a few months since the SMACC GOLD conference on the Gold Coast – there has been a period of excitement – the build up to this moment….. The SMACC media is out – yes!  You can experience the SMACC GOLD awesomeness right at home in your cozy armchair. Roger, Oli, Chris, […]

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Optic nerve sheath diameter: window to the soul?

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Almost exactly 3 years ago I posted an article looking at the utility of ultrasonographic Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter measurement to assess patients for raised intracranial pressure.  That post is here The idea is sound, the optic nerve sheath is an extension of the subarachnoid space – so if ICP goes up it should expand […]