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Clinical Case 119: Trauma & the Sensitive New Age Ultrasound

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OK tonight I have a trauma case for you. Billifred is a 24 year old man whom lives with his partner.  There relationship took a turn for the worse this evening when she found her sister’s underpants in his car. Billifred is a “lover, no a fighter…” but tonight he was forced to defend himself […]

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Clinical Case 116: FEAST or Flush Fluids

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Today’s case is about the Resus of severely dry children – very typical of Broome.  But before we get to the case – here is a bit of a review of some recent learning I have had on the topic.   I have started to rethink the traditional acute fluid resuscitation management of these kids.  The […]

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Clinical Case 115: Pneumothorax puzzle

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This case was interesting for a number of reasons.  It starts with a 50 year old lady whom has been assaulted.  She says she was kicked in the head and chest.  In ED she is looking sore but stable – and it was felt that she had enough mechanism to warrant a CT of her […]

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Dr Dave Forster: A tough airway made easy

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Welcome back!  Apologies for being away for a few weeks.  You may know that a large part of the FOAM community was attacked, hacked and disabled by malignant robots last month. Thanks to Dr Mike Cadogan and his band of merry men we are now back online along with other awesome sites that fell victim […]

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PODCAST: Pushing Pressors in the Periphery

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The mantra of the Broome Docs site is “bringing great care, out there.”  And today’s topic goes right to the heart of that theme.  It is one of my pet topics – so apologies in advance if the rant is too long or detailed. This is a discussion about the early management of septic patients. […]