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Lessons Hard Learned: a Reflection on Error

Dr Peter Fritz is an ED Physician and amazing landscape photographer. (Check out his site) Many of you might know him as the co-author of the original Vortex paper.  Peter has allowed me to use this image of a solo mangrove at high tide in Broome titled “Alone in the Fog”.  I think it perfectly […]

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Delayed Dialysis Disasters

Working in the Kimberley is a constant challenge.  The medicine is fascinating, the logistics can be difficult.  Fortunately, our patients tend to be quite robust.  There is one particular scenario that epitomises this dynamic perfectly – the “missed dialysis” patient. What am I talking about?  There are a few things to you need to know […]

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Stump the Chump with RVTS

My latest collaboration podcast whilst away on leave was a recorded “Stump the Chump” case discussion with the RVTS Grand Rounds. The RVTS is the Remote Vocational Training Scheme I it is a vocational training program for medical practitioners in remote and isolated communities throughout rural and remote Australia.  The purpose of the program is […]

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Rural Anaesthesia PODCAST: February 2019

Welcome back to the latest instalment of the RADU podcast. In this episode I was joined on the couch by my Broome GPA colleagues to discuss a few topics. Thanks to Drs Alex Harris, Melanie Little and Sascha Saharov for providing their expertise. The topics we discuss on this podcast include: Elective GA Caesarean sections […]

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Funeral Falldown

So here is a quick case for the sake of looking at a new paper in context. Mrs B is a 65 year old woman who has been brought in by ambulance from the local funeral home… no she is not dead. She was just at the home to view the cremation of her sister […]