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Clinical Case 114: Skull and Crackedbones

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This case is inspired by a recent Twitter discussion with fellow Pads ED enthusiasts – Tessa Davis [ @TessaRDavis ] , Andrew Tagg [ @andrewjtagg ] , Rachael Rowlands [ @rachrwlnds ] and whoever else was reading. As a background – you probably should read my previous ramblings about Paediatric head injury assessments here: Kids […]

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Suicide: Sailing on Uncertain Seas

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Hi All Last week I was lucky enough to be able to present this talk to the SWEETS Emergency Medicine Conference in Stockholm. Thanks to Dr. Katrin Hruska for the invitation. This is a video of my lecture and slides as presented by myself and local Broome Psych resident Dr Nick Gilbert. The first 15 […]

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PODCAST: Shared decision making

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Shared decision making. This is one of the hot concepts in healthcare right now.  It is not new – but it is being embraced in many fields as a part of the trend towards more evidence-based practice and the changing culture of medicine where “doctor knows best” is no longer an acceptable platitude. If you […]

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The Birthday Bet

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I am working on a post about risk and decision-making and I need your help. I am trying to get a feel for the risk numeracy of the average doctor – I realise that none of my readers is “average” but please take the time to read the following scenario and give me an honest […]

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Renal Colic Scans with Dr Adrian Goudie

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Patients presenting to the GP or ED with flank pain, colicky pain or pain with haematuria are pretty common.  We know that a lot of these folk will turn out to have the dreaded kidney stones.  We all have our own ways of deciding how to treat these patients.  You may be aware that in […]