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Own the Patient (Clinical Case 126)

It is January – so in Australia that means it is the time of year when all of the junior doctors in the country rotate into new jobs, hospitals and towns.  Here in Broome we have taken on a brand new cohort of super-smart residents [and welcomed back some old faces]. Inspired by some discussions […]

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Broomedocs in 2016

G’day, Welcome to Broome Docs in 2016. Yes – it is that time of year where we look back at what has happened and try to decide on how we might do it better on this lap of the Solar circuit.  I am not one for big “New Years resolutions” so I will not be […]

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Antibiotic Awareness Week: What’s your spiel?

Welcome back!  It is ANTIBIOTIC AWARENESS WEEK here in Australia. The slogan I have been pushing with my trainees is: “Take time to have the chat, Don’t just write the script.” Of course, that “chat” can turn nasty!  We have trained generations of families to expect, crave and depend upon the magical pills to cure […]

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Up for some SMACC craic?

Hello team, Big week in critical care world with a whole bunch of new papers, research and great discussion taking place over the Twitter-sphere and on the blogs. Of course, the major highlight of the week was the Aussie annihilation of the English rugby team and their eviction from their own home World Cup.  The […]

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SMACCUS : Feeling the FOAM love

Writing this post from O’Hare Airport on my way back to Broome after SMACCUS.  40 hours in an aluminium tube….  [Kevin Fong has re-analysed the safety of air travel, so I’m feeling relatively safe… a bus would be safer!] Looking back on the conference of the year.  There were some great moments, some spectacular ideas […]