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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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PODCAST: Dr Airell Hodgkinson

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Gday and welcome back to the podcast after a short hiatus as I checked out the fish in Fiji…  Ahhh. Today’s podcast is a conversation I had with my former colleague and mentor Dr Airell Hodgkinson.  Airell is a rural GP Anesthetist based in Albany – the southern end of WA. He is a real […]

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Emergency Trauma Management Course

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Are you a GP, maybe a locum who spends time moonlighting in ED?  Do you work in an area that has no dedicated trauma service – hence you may be it one day? Or are you a trainee – a young doctor wanting to go bush or into Emergency training? Have you done the EMST […]

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Clinical Case 114: Skull and Crackedbones

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This case is inspired by a recent Twitter discussion with fellow Pads ED enthusiasts – Tessa Davis [ @TessaRDavis ] , Andrew Tagg [ @andrewjtagg ] , Rachael Rowlands [ @rachrwlnds ] and whoever else was reading. As a background – you probably should read my previous ramblings about Paediatric head injury assessments here: Kids […]

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Clinical Case 112: Pulled Elbow Tricks

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Your next patient is 2 year old Sadie.  She has presented to the ED with a very guilty looking father.  He says that he was “watching the kids” whilst his wife went to the store.  They were playing in the back yard when thing got a little crazy and he attempted a complete 360 vertical […]