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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 […]

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Lessons Hard Learned episode 9: Drug errors with Dr Tim

Ok, I need a break from all the Women’s Health.  More still to come on Women’s Health this month.  But I recently recorded another episode of “Lessons Hard Learned” with my mate Dr Tim Leeuwenburg of KI Docs. This is a discussion mainly about drug errors, systems errors and human factors in the commonest errors […]

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Lessons Hard Learned – Episode 8 with Dr Rob Orman

This is episode #8 of the Lessons Hard Learned Series. I am once again joined by Dr Rob Orman – the “one and only” guy behind the awesome ERCast blog and podcast.  Rob shares a story from his early days as an attending – its about how to be more humble, more human and more […]