Clinical Case 118: Thinking outside the box

pretty brunette teen girl with a look of distress

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 […]


Clinical Case 116: FEAST or Flush Fluids


Today’s case is about the Resus of severely dry children – very typical of Broome.  But before we get to the case – here is a bit of a review of some recent learning I have had on the topic.   I have started to rethink the traditional acute fluid resuscitation management of these kids.  The […]


Strept throat: Global Paeds Hangout

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After the post on Strept throat, Swabbing and Such last week – I have recorded a longish podcast with a gang of international PAeds FOAM crew: Drs Damian Roland,  Seth Trueger and Melanie Thompson.  They joined me for a chat about all things to do with pharyngitis in kids – the diagnosis, the work up, […]


The MacGyver Dilemma: SMACC 2013, Sydney


It seems a while ago now – but SMACC 2013 was really fun and I was able to represent the rural Docs in the Critical Care world. The talk I was given was: The MacGyver Dilemma The idea was to try and explain how rural doctors manage to be “good enough at everything” and deliver […]


Sepsis Kimberley style: Dr Laura Smith


This is the first of a 3 vodcast series on “Sepsis – Kimberley style” In June 2013 Broome hosted the ACEM Winter symposium which was really cool – and they asked me to present something about ED Education in Broome as part of the program that included some really seriously great speakers. So instead of […]