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On Sick Kids, Sore Throats, Swabs and Such

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Dear Fellow Doctors, I would like to take a moment of your time to discuss a point of medical practice which seems to remain controversial despite it being really common and a well-researched problem.  I would like to tell you about the modern management of the humble throat infection.  Yes, it is a really common, dare […]

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Processing ProCESS: what does it mean for the small ED?

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Gday.  Welcome back.  It has been a slow month on the blog as I recover from the wonderful exertions of the SMACC GOLD conference.  After last week’s post on knowledge translation into the bush – this week I am jumping right in and aiming to translate some of the latest into your practice! This is […]

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Audit of the Killer Stethoscopes

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This presentation was the result of an audit completed by our Broome ED JMOs. Drs Laura Smith, James Wright and Peter Richardson decided to place our stethoscopes under the microscope – quite literally. We all know about the importance of hand-washing and other infection control measures, but rarely do we consider the ubiquitous ‘tubes’ as […]

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Sepsis Kimberley style: Dr Laura Smith

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This is the first of a 3 vodcast series on “Sepsis – Kimberley style” In June 2013 Broome hosted the ACEM Winter symposium which was really cool – and they asked me to present something about ED Education in Broome as part of the program that included some really seriously great speakers. So instead of […]

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Clinical Case 087: Sepsis Kimberley-style (for ACEM)

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This is not just another Clinical Case that I am sharing with you all today.  This case is going to form the basis of the Broome Docs team presentation at the ACEM Winter Symposium here in Broome on the 15th June 2013. So this is your chance to get involved – and share your opinions […]