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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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First10EM Journal Club: May 2018

Gday – welcome back! It is podcast time.. It is May and that means another episode of the journal club with Dr. Justin Morgenstern. This month we cover biases, show our biases about bronchiolitis therapy, cute scrotums, judging and dealing with capacity and how butt-slapping might help you delouse your colleagues…. [DISCLAIMER: we do not […]

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Lessons Hard Learned: Dr Resa Lewiss

Welcome back.  A brand new Lesson Hard Learned episode from one of my favourite POCUS pals. Dr Resa Lewiss is a Colorado-based ED Physician and international teacher of POCUS.  Specifically she has done a lot of work in the developing world to bring the power of POCUS to the coal face of care in some […]

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Own the Patient (Clinical Case 126)

It is January – so in Australia that means it is the time of year when all of the junior doctors in the country rotate into new jobs, hospitals and towns.  Here in Broome we have taken on a brand new cohort of super-smart residents [and welcomed back some old faces]. Inspired by some discussions […]

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Risk and Uncertainty – part 1

Gday. It has been a quite month on the blog as I have started paternity leave and have been redressing the work-life balance scales – very much in the family direction. Not doing any clinical work has given me time to pause and ponder a few of the more abstract ideas that we often brush […]