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Neonatal Resus Tips with Drs Mel Thompson and Liz Bannister

Welcome back – it has been a busy week on the job, so not much new stuff. Today I am putting out a podcast I recorded with a few of our local travelling PAediatricians – Dr Mel Thompson – who has previously delivered a couple of “lessons hard learned” and her mate Dr Liz Bannister. […]

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Clinical Case 074: Resus a deux

This is the scariest case I have done for a while, strap yourself in it is a tough one!  Going to lay it out and let you guys tell me how you would approach it as it is one of those scenarios where there are a lot of decisions made and resources mobilised in  an instant.  Apologies to […]

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To Breech, or not to Breech. That is sometimes the question…

This story is stolen from my big Dutch mate: It is 6 AM, you get a call from the labour ward from the night midwife.  “Hey, I am looking after a primip and she has been progressing well, and I just did a VE – not sure if she is fully yet, it felt a […]

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Obstetric Evidence: What difference does a week make?

What difference does a week make?  Those of us who work in rural Obstetric services know the difficulties of planning for timely intervention and delivery of healthy babies.  The trend in recent years has been to “deliver if in doubt” after 37 weeks.  The thinking being that we have found  neonatal outcomes are pretty much […]