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The ULTIMATE SMACC Journal Club

Sadly, the final SMACC conference danced its last moves on Friday. It was an amazing week with lots of learning, inspiration and camaraderie. After the last SMACC in Berlin Justin and I resolved to try and create the best journal club ever at the final SMACC in Sydney…. and I reckon we have done it! […]

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Probing Paediatric Pneumonia with Dr O’Brien and Lissaman

Drs Adam O’Brien and Claire Lissaman are the authors of a new study looking at the diagnostic characteristics of lung US for Paediatric pneumonia. The study was entitled: Lissaman et al Prospective observational study of point-of-care ultrasound for diagnosing pneumonia  in Archives of Diseases in Childhood  July 2018 [full text PDF] In this interview we talk about the study and how […]

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Time to Pause, Reflect & Pay It Forward

Gday So it has been a month since my last post, which I think is a Broomedocs record!  I decided to take a litle time to pause and reflect, do a bit of reading and work on a few of my other projects.  Don’t worry – all the clinical stuff will return soon.  Justin and […]

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Clinical Case 133: POCUS Perils [and the Debiasing Dance]

I am a mad point-of-care ultrasound [POCUS] fan.  I scan pretty much every patient that I can.  I do this to sharpen my diagnostic skills, practice and to explore new utilities of the humble ultrasound.  However, as my POCUS practice has matured and I have made countless errors; I am learning very slowly to do […]

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Pneumonia Ultrasound Diagnostic Strategy

In June I will be travelling to the Emerald Isle to attend and learn at the SMACC Conference in Dublin.  One of my jobs whilst I am there is to help out on the SMACC Mini workshop – I will be talking about using lung US to diagnose paediatric pneumonia.  Clearly, I am a self-confessed […]