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First10EM Journal Club : CoV2-SARS edition

  We will open this episode with a disclaimer: In this edition of the research roundup we acknowledge that we are making many decisions based on very weak science. I generally don’t include that many really weak studies, unless they are really entertaining, but when searching for scientific answers to my questions about COVID, that […]

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Airways, Safety and Strategy for SARS-CoV2

This is a special podcast episode with Dr Tim Leeuwenburg – who is one of the co-authors of the hot-of-the-press  Safe Airways Society paper on managing the Coronavirus in your hospital. We discuss PPE, minimisation of aerosolization events and how we can optimise the human factors in this new world of SARS. There is a […]

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Delayed Dialysis Disasters

Working in the Kimberley is a constant challenge.  The medicine is fascinating, the logistics can be difficult.  Fortunately, our patients tend to be quite robust.  There is one particular scenario that epitomises this dynamic perfectly – the “missed dialysis” patient. What am I talking about?  There are a few things to you need to know […]

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Clinical Case 136: the Diagnosis and Discussion

Last week I posted Clinical Case 136: A Maternity Mystery If you have not had a read – then please go back and ponder the scenario before reading the rest of this post. If you have been following along on the comments or social media then you will know that this is a tragic case. […]

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Lessons Hard Learned: Dr Tim’s Surgical airway baptism

Hi there team. Been away from Broome for a few days in Perth doing a bit of ICU training [and remembering why I don’t work in a tertiary centre!] I was lucky enough to be able to do the BASIC course  – which is a course designed for junior ICU doctors but really pretty applicable […]