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NIV: thoughts and tips

Non Invasive Ventilation (NIV) comes in a variety of forms, machines and names.  It is something that has really changed the way we manage some common ED scenarios, however it is often misunderstood and done poorly. I have just finished reading through the course manual for an upcoming Emergency Skills Course I am doing next […]

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Clinical Case 059: Tricks from twitter mates

This case is all about the application of tricks and tips I have learned in the last few years from social media,  blogs and the wonderful clinicians out there in the ether who form a community of docs with a common goal – doing better for our patients. A few years ago I would have […]

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Acute severe asthma: the evidence 2011

All of these recent posts and commentary on severe COPD has lead to a few discussions about the management of the Acute Severe Asthmatic around my workplace.  It is fair to say that this is an area where tradition and long-held beliefs have a grip, but there is a bit of recent evidence to suggest […]