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Old Doc New Drug: Tapentadol

The second instalment of the series of newfangled pharmacological favourites for your edification. This post is all about tapentadol… and its friends.  If you are like me you probably started noticing a trickle, then a flood of patients being discharged from big city hospitals on this new drug.  Now I am a simple rural doctor.  […]

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First10EM Journal Club: July 2018

Good day listeners and readers alike.  Another episode of the Journal Club with Justin Morgenstern is out now.  The papers are all free and linked below.  You can also go over tot he First10EM blog and read the in-depth analysis from my favourite EBM nerd… This month we cover bougies, brain-bleeds and the best Paeds […]

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Rural Anaesthesia Journal Club: with Alex and Mel

This is the second installment of the Rural Anaesthesia Down Under (RADU) Journal Club. In this episode, I am joined by Drs Alex Harris and Melanie Little – both local, fellow Broome GP Anaesthetists. We got together and had a chat about 5 papers covering 4 topics: Perioperative anaphylaxis (the NAP6 Audit) Dose adjustment for spinal […]

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Rural Anaesthesia Newsletter 2018.1

Over the last few months I have been working with a great group of Aussie GP Anaesthetic docs to develop a national GP-Anaesthetic group to allow us to share ideas, educational content and advocate for our small but crucial community of clinicians. GP Anaesthetic doctors provide the vast majority of the elective and emergency anaesthesia […]

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First10EM Journal Club: March 2018

Welcome back – another episode of the sporadic journal club this month.  In this month’s episode, Justin and I cover chest pain, LPs, nebulised furosemide, the Lazarus phenomenon and of course, the sport of Quidditch.  Spoiler alert: Quidditch players suffer wrist sprains and insightless injuries to their own pride… You can check out the written […]