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The 7 Laws of Diagnostics

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March 6th 2014 is Change Day in Australia.  Change Day  is a movement promoted by individuals working within the health system. It is all about each of us Making a Pledge to do one thing (or many things) to improve the health and wellbeing of others. What pledge can you make to improve patient, client and consumer […]

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Bedside Ultrasound Evidence Echoes

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As you might know – I am an Ultrasound tragic.  You may not know that I will also confess to being a little obsessed with biostatistics.  So in the lead up to SMACC GOLD I have been doing some research and come up with a few interesting info graphics that I thought I would share […]

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Lessons Hard Learned: Dr Domhnall Brannigan

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After a bit of a break – the Lessons Hard Learned series is back. Today I am chatting with Dr Domhnall Brannigan from Tasmania / Ireland.  He tells me about a really sad case he saw and we discuss the biases we all carry in medicine, communication and some Resus stuff you won’t read in […]

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Killer Keeweedoc

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When I say “Killer Keeweedoc” – I mean the website, not the actual author.  I am sure he is really a very good doctor.  Actually having met him at SMACC last year – I can say he is a super nice chap, wouldn’t hurt a fly. Not often that I say nice things about New […]

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Clinical Case 097: Paediatric Short case

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Ok a quick case from the Paedtric portfolio. Kathleen is a 13 yo young lady – she presents to the ED with her Mum.  She is a petite girl wearing a fluorescent leotard and supporting a sore wrist.  The triage note states: “Gymnastics injury ? # distal radius” She sure is tender over the dorsal […]