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Clinical Case 102: Found down, Fluid please

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Ok a quick case from the Kimberley.  It has been a while since I have done a quiz – so here we go!! This one is for the metabolic geeks out there.  Here is your chance to win the love and respect of your peers Imagine you are in a remote health clinic. 2 hours […]

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O.A.S.I.S. : Optimal Airway Strategy In Situation

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So you might have noticed a bit of banter in the community about airway management in the last few weeks!  What’s new? [ I usually try to stay out of the airway stuff - as there are many brighter and more expert "airway bloggers" out there. ] A lot of debate about cricoid pressure and […]

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PRODUCT PROMOTION: The DOG(MA) Collar

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As the editor of a FOAM blog I am frequently asked to promote commercial products or pharmaceutical agents by sales reps. Obviously this is contrary to the spirit of FOAM.  There is a general agreement amongst the community to ignore these promotions… However I have recently been sent a promotion for a revolutionary new product […]

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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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Mind the Gap: Knowledge Translation in Remote Care

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Knowledge translation in medicine is a sluggish process.  Research can take many years to become ‘practice changing’ and be applied at the clinical coalface.  Conversely it can take a generation shift to debunk long and strongly held medical dogma despite a lack of evidence or even evidence of harm being available.  Country hospitals in Australia […]