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Clinical Case 116: FEAST or Flush Fluids

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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SMACCUS : Feeling the FOAM love

Writing this post from O’Hare Airport on my way back to Broome after SMACCUS.  40 hours in an aluminium tube….  [Kevin Fong has re-analysed the safety of air travel, so I’m feeling relatively safe… a bus would be safer!] Looking back on the conference of the year.  There were some great moments, some spectacular ideas […]

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Countdown to SMACCUS

G’day All I am sitting in Jackson Lodge writing this post after what has been an amazing week of learning, meeting new friends and seeing some spectacular parts of the U.S.A.   I have been inspired by my fellow Yellowstone US teachers and our awesome students.  And this is just a small taste of what […]

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SMACC Chicago – it’s heating up

Greetings readers I have been on a bit of R&R on the run into Xmas and trying to avoid the Internet for a few weeks! Today though I have come out of hibernation to remind you that the biggest and brightest conference is coming soon… in June 2015. That may seem like a long way […]

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The History of Empathy from SMACC GOLD

Gday About six months ago I was at the SMACC GOLD conference in Queensland having a blast and rubbing shoulders with the great teachers of the FOAM family.  I was lucky enough to be asked to give a talk and really given free reign over the topic.  Which sounds like a good thing, but means […]