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November 2016: First10EM / Broomedocs Journal Club

Welcome back Another month, another sheaf of articles hand picked by Dr Justin Morgenstern for your edification.  Check out the written summary over at First10EM for the visual learners! This month we cover the perils of beef jerky, chocolate, PEs and codeine.  Of course, there is a bunch of other stuff that you need to […]

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September 2016 Journal Club with Justin & Casey

Its a new month and that means a new episode of the First10EM / Broomedocs Journal club. I have learned so much by just hanging out with Justin and reading the papers he digs up each month.  I hope you are learning the easy way too!  This month we have 10 papers for you with […]

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Clinical Case 133: POCUS Perils [and the Debiasing Dance]

I am a mad point-of-care ultrasound [POCUS] fan.  I scan pretty much every patient that I can.  I do this to sharpen my diagnostic skills, practice and to explore new utilities of the humble ultrasound.  However, as my POCUS practice has matured and I have made countless errors; I am learning very slowly to do […]

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Want to Become an Sono Star?

I have some great news for you all – well those of you who live in Australia anyway.  The use of bedside ultrasound has revolutionised the way I practice over the last 10 years.  Sonography allows us to provide faster, safer and more timely care.  This is especially true in remote and rural locations where […]

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Clinical Case 132: Parker’s Peristaltic Palsy

Another case from the archives with a fair helping of ultrasound. 59 year old man with a complex surgical history.  He had an open cholecystectomy 20 years prior complicated by CBD injury and required a Roux-en-Y & CBD re-plumbing.  He has been doing pretty well until now.  He has some chronic hypertension and COPD which […]