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Broome Docs Podcast 010: Suicide Assessment with Dr Rob Orman

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Back in July I wrote a bit of a long rant titled: “On Evidence, Education, Errors, Ego and Expert Intuition” in which I tried to outline my approach to clinical decision-making, the use of evidence and the role of simple safety principles when we are dealing with high-risk clinical scenarios.  As I was writing this I […]

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Cross-pollination: Paeds procedural sedation

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One of the benefits of being a generalist, a doc who tries to do a bit of everything is that from time to time I find that a trick, concept or idea from one area of practice jumps and screams to be used in another area of practice. So I thought I might throw out […]

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Clinical Case 072: The Difficult Airway that Wasn’t

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Today I have another Airway case for you from Dr James DuCanto, M.D. Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Here is the case as described by James:  Watch the video here:  JDucanto difficult airway Middle aged male presents for urgent surgery with multiple medical co-morbidities (on renal transplant list), and multiple indicators of difficult […]

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NIV: thoughts and tips

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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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PHARM: Dr Minh Le Cong’s new blog

Dr Minh Le Cong has finally found his own home and settled down with a nice new blog called Prehospital and retrieval medicine PHARM. This is a high quality blog looking at all things to do with transfer and prehospital care of the sick patients in remote parts of Australia. Minh is mildly obsessed with […]