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Posts from the ‘education’ Category

Interpreting the Cefzol Pumpogram

(This maybe satire – correlation with sense of humour recommended)

Do what you said you were going to do!



IS THIS STILL HAPPENING? The BMJ published a quantitative study reviewing medical student teaching experiences. Thankfully there were many examples of positive role models and effective and approachable teachers providing guidance and support. Alarmingly, there were also reports of teaching by humiliation and a hierarchical and competitive atmosphere, particularly during clinical training years. No one…


Want to Become an Sono Star? — Broome Docs

I have some great news for you all – well those of you who live in Australia anyway. The use of bedside ultrasound has revolutionised the way I practice over the last 10 years. Sonography allows us to provide faster, safer and more timely care. This is especially true in remote and rural locations where…

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PHARM Podcast 145 Prehospital STEMI update with Rob Rogers #GETWELLSOONROB

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Peds Pearls “The Book” giveaway competition

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Ten (10) Examples of Hyperacute T-waves in Lead V2 (a few in V3), due to acute LAD occlusion — Dr. Smith’s ECG Blog

Thursday's case, read by 60,000 people, provoked a bit of anguish among readers because they weren't all sure they would recognize this finding of LAD occlusion. Others thought it was obvious. Others thought they would detect it with troponins or serial EKGs (serial EKG was done and did not change; I don't know about serial…

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Animal Wrangling

If you are talking about things which don’t have a huge amount of evidence but need an answer you try to achieve consensus. Here’s a little thing from Andrew Weatherall (@AndyDW_) on a recent animal wrangling publication on paediatric regional anaesthetic hot topics.  Creative people can be inspirational. They can be irritating. They can astonish and […]

Baring all: Being vulnerable

Tweet As a young man, I have always tried to be the one in charge. I have always wanted to be the smartest, strongest & right – I always wanted to be right.  For the longest time, I have been that guy, not exposing my weaknesses, not exposing my uncertainties. I’m supposed to always know…

The ‘Top Five Changes’ Project: 2015 AHA guidelines on CPR + ECC update infographic series

Editor’s Note: Last Wednesday was like the night before Christmas for the BoringEM team. We had trouble getting to sleep as we awaited the Thursday release of the 2015 ILCOR / AHA / Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC)! We spent the prior week planning for how…

Out with the Old – In with the New

It’s been three years since I last went to a national conference aimed at primary care clinicians in Australia. Workshops aside, I was so disappointed with the content and general lack of engagement with attendees at RMA2012 that I vowed never to return and even blogged about the experience in “is the medical conference dead?” My […]

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Rudeness in medical teams harms clinical performance


New Haemothorax simulator by ATACC faculty!

Come to one of their excellent trauma courses to check it out for yourself!