Archives for July 2011

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A Bridge Over Troubled Waters – part 2.

Here is the gripping conclusion to the Extreme Psych transport that we heard about from Dr Minh in PArt 1 of “A Bridge Over Troubled Waters?” It is fair to say that Dr Minh and I have similar but slightly differing views on this difficult and hazardous topic.  So here is Minh’s conclusion to the […]

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Clinical Case 017: Dr Sally’s Unusual Ulcers

This case come from Dr Sally Singleton, Broome ED JMO, who is currently studying her diploma in Tropical Med. A 43 year old Burmese male was transferred to our hospital from an Australian customs ship. Three days earlier, he and his fellow asylum seekers had been found off the North-West Australian coast. They were in […]

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Pulmonary Emboli – PERCs, Probability and Paradoxes

OK, if you are into Medical Blogs then you have to go and check out the giant clashes and fascinating discussion taking place over at the EMCrit site this week. Scott Weingart and David Newman have gone toe-to-toe in a mammoth debate over the decision rules used in EDs to decide how we manage the suspected […]

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A Bridge over Troubled waters?

Hi All As a special treat we have a case from Dr Minh Le Cong, my favorite flying doctor. Minh is superkeen when it comes to all things involving Psych transfer and sedation.  Check out the research and resources he has shared in the links at hte bottom of the Blog. Anyway, this week Minh […]

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Lessons Learned from TC George, Part II

This is the  TC George evacuation, from the perspective of Dr Sebastian Rubinzstein-Dunlop, who was at the time my “Reg” at Karratha.  Seb has put together his recollections and learnings from the day.  Dr Seb has now returned to the NW after doing a few years of training in critical care and is a Broome […]