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Old Doc, New Data: Mild asthma strategies

Mild asthma is a disease that every GP manages most days. We are guided by our National Asthma Council recommendations in the treatment of simple, mild asthma. For many patients, the use of intermittent short-acting bronchodilators is the easiest and usually an adequate strategy. Some patients with more frequent symptoms will require some form of […]

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Ventilation Basics

Hi Broomers Todays vodcast is an introductory talk on the basic physics and physiology of positive pressure ventilation – IPPV or NIV. For some of you this might be teaching you to suck eggs.  But for me this is full of stuff I wish that I had been taught in my early days of Anaesthesia. […]

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Lessons Hard Learned: Episode 7 with Dr Mel… again

Hi Listeners   Dr MEl Thompson is back for a second bite of “lessons hard learned ” This case is a lot close to home, I think these types of errors / system problems occur in large multi-department hospitals all the time – you might evne have seen it recently.   SO have a listen […]

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Clinical Case 081: Intubation Procrastination

This is my first Clinical Case on the podcast.  So hope you like the format – it is a bit mixed media. Here is what I want you to do – first listen to the podcast below,  take your time to think it over and then give me your opinion. Either write a comment on […]

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NIV: thoughts and tips

Non Invasive Ventilation (NIV) comes in a variety of forms, machines and names.  It is something that has really changed the way we manage some common ED scenarios, however it is often misunderstood and done poorly. I have just finished reading through the course manual for an upcoming Emergency Skills Course I am doing next […]