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Clinical Case 104: FAST Thinking

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This is a trauma case.  I want to use this case to illustrate something about the way we think about trauma when it comes to making calls using ultrasound – specifically the FAST exam.  FAST exams are ubiquitous in modern ED practice – but if executed and interpreted poorly – they are potentially a source […]

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Dr Penny: Podcast on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

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The nomadic GP – Dr Penny Wilson – has just finished up a stint in our cozy little hospital here in Broome. So amid the births & beaching I managed to record this podcast live in person with our favourite Gynae guru. Penny knows about a thousand times more than I do about polycystic ovarian […]

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Clinical Case 101: Going Glass Hunting

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Broome is a fun place – it is always warm, the locals are nearly pathologically “laid back”.  Shoes are worn by fewer than 50 % of the populace!  This creates a few common ED scenarios.  Foot infections and injuries are common – especially the “glass foreign body in foot” scenario. Now – I remember when […]

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Processing ProCESS: what does it mean for the small ED?

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Gday.  Welcome back.  It has been a slow month on the blog as I recover from the wonderful exertions of the SMACC GOLD conference.  After last week’s post on knowledge translation into the bush – this week I am jumping right in and aiming to translate some of the latest into your practice! This is […]

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Bedside Ultrasound Evidence Echoes

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As you might know – I am an Ultrasound tragic.  You may not know that I will also confess to being a little obsessed with biostatistics.  So in the lead up to SMACC GOLD I have been doing some research and come up with a few interesting info graphics that I thought I would share […]