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First10EM Journal Club: January 2020

It is a New Year and Justin is back on the podcast to discuss another series of papers that range from serious science to silly stuff. We had a great time recording this podcast, so many things learned.  Hope you enjoy it too. The papers as ever are below in free PDF format and the […]

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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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Possible Pyloric Stenosis

If you work in a kids ED then you probably see babies who are tagged as “possible PS” when they present with large volume vomiting.  Pyloric stenosis is not a rare disease, yet it is much less common than the alternative diagnoses that present in small babies with vomiting… UTI, gastroenteritis, sepsis, reflux / overfeeding, […]

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First10EM Journal Club: November 2019

We are back!  Another journal club with Dr Justin Morgenstern.  This month we have a really diverse bunch of papers that looks at CRASH-3, distraction techniques for kids in ED, making the patient experience better, wound closure and syncope workup (Spoiler: CTs ain’t that great). As always the full-text PDFs are available at the cost […]

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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 […]