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PE Prognostication (part 3): Dr Senthi Strikes Back

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To CT, or not to CT: that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the lungs to suffer The risks and harms of outrageous investigation Or to take up probes against DVTs of troubles, And by sonography end them? To die: to bleed; No more; and by our tweets to say we end The head-ache […]

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JAMMIT: Intraosseous Access and Fluid Bolus

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Here is an example of a JAMMIT “instant tutorial”. Imagine you are a rural Doc who hasn’t done an IO line for years. You have a septic, flat 1 year old with chubby arms, no veins and no peripheral perfusion…… You have tried 2 peripheral lines in desperation – aimed at the antecubital fossae in […]

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We’re Jammin’ – We want you to JAMM IT too!

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Over the last few week the Aussie Rural FOAM community has been putting our collective heads together and come up with a newish concept. We are running a competition to try and get you – yes you – to produce some awesome educational material for busy docs anywhere. It is called: JAMM IT (“Just A […]

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The MacGyver Dilemma: SMACC 2013, Sydney

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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 […]

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Lactate PK by Dr Laura Castle

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Welcome back to our third and final PK presentation from the recent ACEM Winter Symposium in Broome. Dr Laura Castle is a JMO in the Broome ED and I gave her the challenge of covering everything to do with “lactate” in 6mins and 40 secs.  Now there is a lot of physiology, controversy and practicality […]