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Snakebite 101: Broome’s Brits SAMCC down PK

In case you have been living on a planet other than Earth it is only a few weeks until the SMACC conference kicks off in Sydney – it is going to be “epic” as my Med Students like to say. I am really looking forward to meeting a heap of people whom I have ‘met’ […]

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Broome Docs Podcast 008: Earache in kids with Dr Dave Forster

Yes it is time for another Broome Docs podcast! Once again I spoke with Dr Dave Forster about one of his pet topics:  earache in kids. This is a super-common presentation and one that can be a bit confusing.  In this podcast we talk about the differentiation of otitis externa from media, analgesia strategies and […]

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Clinical Case 077: Fluid balancing act

This is a tough one – a clinical scenario that is unfortunately a bit too common in my part of the world.  I want to know how you would go about balancing the fluids in this case, what will you use to measure the adequacy of the resuscitation / fluid administration.  It is a tight […]

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Clinical Case 047: Not so sweet feet

This week a classic Australian remote area case.  There is so much to discuss on this case!  But I have isolated a few key points to put under the microscope, and get your input / expertise. 47 yo. Aboriginal woman has returned to the ED complaining of painless purulent lesions on her left foot.  She […]

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Irukandji syndrome – the swarm hits Broome

We had our first ‘swarm’ of Irukandji syndrome victims for the season last week – with associated media frenzy! For those of you who are not familiar with Irukandji syndrome – it is a jellyfish envenomation, the villain is the Carukia barnesi, a tiny little jelly fish with just 4 tentacles that packs a mighty punch! […]