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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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First10EM Journal Club: August 2019

Hello! We are back.  After nearly 2 months of hiking, cruising, paddling and driving all over North America I have just returned to sunny Broome and managed to do some actual work.  Apologies for the downtime and I hope you enjoyed the collaboration projects. Justin Morgenstern has sent me another batch of papers which we […]

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I: Vancomycin & the Nephrocidal Maniacs

Vancomycin was first isolated in 1953 by Edmund Kornfeld from a soil sample collected from the jungles of Borneo by a missionary. It is produced by the soil bacterium Amycolatopsis orientalis. It was first licensed for use in patients with penicillin resistant Staph infections in 1958. Yes, vancomycin has been around longer than the Beatles! […]

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First10EM Journal Club: February 2019

Welcome to another edition of the Broomedocs/ First10EM podcast. This month Justin and I serve up a selection of serious and seriously unusual papers. Key learning points: sharks are safe, The NEJM is dangerous and you just may be able to outrun Death. As always – the links to the full text PDFs and into […]

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Rural Anaesthesia Journal Club: December 2018

Hello, The 3rd instalment of the Rural Anaesthesia Down Under / Broome Docs podcast is now out. I invited a few of my Broome gas colleagues tot he microphone to share their thoughts on a few recent articles relevant to GP anaesthesia. Dr Mel Little returns to the microphone.  This time we are joined by […]