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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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SMACCUS : Feeling the FOAM love

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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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Awesome Ultrasound Learning

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Hi All This is a quick post to let you know about a few great Ultrasound resources that are out there. Sure everyone knows about the Ultrasound Podcast – unless you are a subpetrous life form! But – there are a number of really nice, lesser known, well made educational Ultrasound sites out there.  So […]

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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 […]