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The ULTIMATE SMACC Journal Club

Sadly, the final SMACC conference danced its last moves on Friday. It was an amazing week with lots of learning, inspiration and camaraderie. After the last SMACC in Berlin Justin and I resolved to try and create the best journal club ever at the final SMACC in Sydney…. and I reckon we have done it! […]

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Old Doc New Drug: Tapentadol

The second instalment of the series of newfangled pharmacological favourites for your edification. This post is all about tapentadol… and its friends.  If you are like me you probably started noticing a trickle, then a flood of patients being discharged from big city hospitals on this new drug.  Now I am a simple rural doctor.  […]

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Pain Plan

Hello, this post is inspired by a few recent discussions that have been taking place on the FOAMed Twitter space.  It is all about how we should approach the ongoing pain for patients whom we are sending home from the ED. There is a big tension here.  We are good people; we went into Medicine […]

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Strept throat: Global Paeds Hangout

After the post on Strept throat, Swabbing and Such last week – I have recorded a longish podcast with a gang of international PAeds FOAM crew: Drs Damian Roland,  Seth Trueger and Melanie Thompson.  They joined me for a chat about all things to do with pharyngitis in kids – the diagnosis, the work up, […]

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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 […]