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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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First10EM Journal Club: March 2020

Welcome once again to the journal club.  Justin is back with TEN papers to discuss.  There are a few practice changers in here and some serious acronyms to digest. Of course there is also a paper about eating marshmallows and deciding when trephination in the ED is appropriate! As ever, we really want you to […]

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First10EM Journal Club: January 2020

It is a New Year and Justin is back on the podcast to discuss another series of papers that range from serious science to silly stuff. We had a great time recording this podcast, so many things learned.  Hope you enjoy it too. The papers as ever are below in free PDF format and the […]

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Lessons Hard Learned: a Reflection on Error

Dr Peter Fritz is an ED Physician and amazing landscape photographer. (Check out his site) Many of you might know him as the co-author of the original Vortex paper.  Peter has allowed me to use this image of a solo mangrove at high tide in Broome titled “Alone in the Fog”.  I think it perfectly […]

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Possible Pyloric Stenosis

If you work in a kids ED then you probably see babies who are tagged as “possible PS” when they present with large volume vomiting.  Pyloric stenosis is not a rare disease, yet it is much less common than the alternative diagnoses that present in small babies with vomiting… UTI, gastroenteritis, sepsis, reflux / overfeeding, […]