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Clinical Case 089: Tormented teen

Ok the format of todays case is a little different.  This is a role-playing game that I use from time-to-time with our JMOs. It is called: “Your Next Line…”  The case unrolls as we step through the presentation, history and dialogue – with “time freezes” – kind of like theatre sports.  In each time freeze […]

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Mental Health Assessment in the ED by Dr Andrew Webster

Assessing the mental health patient in ED First of all, forget about ‘medical clearance’ of mental health patients – this terminology misses the point of the ED assessment of MH patients – after all, true medical clearance of ANY patient, let alone a MH patient ,is probably impossible. Really what we are aiming to do […]

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5 Quick Tox Cases – Dr Bryan Hayes gives the answers

Last week I put up a series of 5 quick tox cases for you all to ponder. In case you missed it – it is HERE And you all gave great answers.  In there amongst the commenters was Dr Bryan Hayes  – Clinical Pharmacist, Academic Life in EM author tweeting as @PharmERToxGuy Bryan works at […]

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5 Quick Tox Cases

Well I am just back from Sydney – SMACC2013.  It was heaps of fun, and I got to meet a lot of my FOAMy heroes, long time collaborators and heaps of you folk that read this. SMACC will be slowly trickled out over the ether in the coming months so you can enjoy it all […]

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Broome Docs Podcast 010: Suicide Assessment with Dr Rob Orman

Back in July I wrote a bit of a long rant titled: “On Evidence, Education, Errors, Ego and Expert Intuition” in which I tried to outline my approach to clinical decision-making, the use of evidence and the role of simple safety principles when we are dealing with high-risk clinical scenarios.  As I was writing this I […]