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Lessons Hard Learned: Dr Victoria Stephen

If you enjoyed reading Clinical Case 137 – then you will love this podcast.  That case contained a number of pearls that will be repeated here… This episode of Lessons Hard Learned comes from Johannesburg in South Africa – I am joined by Dr Tori Stephen to discuss a tough trauma case and some pearls […]

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Clinical Case 137: It’s the quiet ones…

Another case from the Broomedocs archives.  This is a pretty simple case that contains a few good lessons. Our patient is a 30 year old woman called Bessy who has been in a long term abusive relationship.  She has a long history of injuries including ulna fractures, facial fractures and burns to her skin.  Sadly this […]

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SMACCDUB: Bayes 2016 – A Diagnostic Odyssey

At the last SMACC outing in Dublin I gave this talk about Bayes’ theorem in medicine.  The challenge was to try and show how we can use this elegant idea in our day-to-day work. Today the audio version has been released on the SMACC podcast for all to hear.  It is a somewhat technical talk […]

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Clinical Case 133: POCUS Perils [and the Debiasing Dance]

I am a mad point-of-care ultrasound [POCUS] fan.  I scan pretty much every patient that I can.  I do this to sharpen my diagnostic skills, practice and to explore new utilities of the humble ultrasound.  However, as my POCUS practice has matured and I have made countless errors; I am learning very slowly to do […]

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Want to Become an Sono Star?

I have some great news for you all – well those of you who live in Australia anyway.  The use of bedside ultrasound has revolutionised the way I practice over the last 10 years.  Sonography allows us to provide faster, safer and more timely care.  This is especially true in remote and rural locations where […]