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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…


#badEM16: Sian Geraty – Too wild, too free, too accustomed to death — #badEM

I’m Sian and I’m an Emergency Medicine registrar in Cape Town, South Africa. I consider myself the luckiest girl in the world to get to do what I love in our incredible country. Here we have the most diverse patients, the craziest stories, the widest range of pathologies, and more opportunities that you can imagine.…

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Broader use of gas analysers will save lives


Airway Confidential


Here is an intubation we prepared earlier

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Retrieval Medicine – Dr John O’Neill — C-Foam

Dr John O’Neill is a retrieval specialist and emergency physician working in Tropical North Queensland. John has previously worked for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and trained in aeromedical retrieval in the UK. In his talk, John recommends two books that he considers worth reading.

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The Rest of Their Lives — The Collective

At the recent Student Paramedics Australasia International Conference 2016 held in Sydney, Dr Andrew Weatherall was given the topic of “things paramedics can do to produce better long-term outcomes after traumatic brain injury”. This is a version of that talk modified for the blog. This topic, that someone else came up with, gets it. So much […]

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Prehospital ketamine use by Australian paramedics


The Death of DL or a slight over-exaggeration?









#badEM16 free Emergency Medicine Symposium — #badEM Over the next few months we will be releasing the presentations as blogposts with summaries, videos, podcasts and infographics! Keep scrolling down for links all the talks! Did you attend badEM16? Download your CPD certificate HERE Please take a minute to complete our feedback form – we would love to hear…

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An Absolute Beginners Guide to Anaesthetics


#badEM16: Ross Hofmeyr – My best and biggest blunders — #badEM

“Let your mistakes haunt you and they will destroy you. Let your mistakes teach you and they will grow you” – Ross Hofmeyr Dr Ross Hofmeyr talks about making mistakes and how we deal with them through telling the stories of his best and biggest blunders. Because the only clinicians who do not make…

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Portable Vomit Simulator — KI Doc

I’ve just got back from another Critically Ill Airway (CIA) course at The Alfred, run by intensivist Chris Nickson of LITFL. This packed two day course is designed for anaesthetic, emergency, intensive care and rural doctors and combines a multitude of hands-on task training with immersive simulation scenarios. Great fun and highly recommended, although heavy…

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Ketamine Dissociated Intubation

KDI using DL with d-Grip (PocketBougie) tube delivery on CMAC4 blade from AirwayNautics on Vimeo.

The Needle… Or The Damage Done — Don’t Forget the Bubbles

Paediatric critical procedures are rare in the emergency department. Data from one Victorian network showed that 83% of emergency physicians had not performed one in a twelve month period. We also know from audit data that we seem to have a lower first pass success rate (around 78%) when it comes to paediatric intubation. We…

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Implementing Effective Safety Solutions

Emergency Medicine Literature of Note

In memory of Dr John Hinds


Medical education in the tropics

Rural General Practice

Thoughts and experiences on the journey to enlightenment



EM in Focus

time to get focused on your patients.


The ACEM Fellowship Exam Resource

Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

In memory of Dr John Hinds


"Live as if you will die tomorrow; Learn as if you will live forever"

Songs or Stories

Sharing the Science and Art of Paediatric Anaesthesia


In memory of Dr John Hinds

Liz Crowe

Wellbeing Counsellor and Educator


In memory of Dr John Hinds

EM Basic

Your Boot Camp Guide to Emergency Medicine

Medical Admission Note

In memory of Dr John Hinds


Ramblings from a gasdoc with interests in #anaesthesia, #intensivecare, #echo, #PHEM and #FOAM

pulmcrit – EMCrit

In memory of Dr John Hinds

Miss Chardy

Laughter in the Outback

The Collective

A Hive Mind for Prehospital and Retrieval Med

Bits & Bumps

Obstetrics and Gynaecology Podcast


A Free Open Access Medical Education Emergency Medicine Core Content Mash Up

Adventure Medic

Just another site


Or "How I'm Learning to Stop Worrying and Love Emergency Medicine"


A great site

Genevieve's anthology

Writings to amuse, teach, inspire and entertain.

JR Paramedic

In memory of Dr John Hinds

Monash Anaesthesia

In memory of Dr John Hinds


A topnotch site


Bringing the boring to emergency medicine


Navigating resuscitation

Doctor's bag

by Dr Edwin Kruys

EM nerd

In memory of Dr John Hinds

The Chart Review

In memory of Dr John Hinds

ETM Course

Emergency Trauma Management Course

The Doctor's Dilemma

Modern Medical Musings from Dr Marlene Pearce

Sim and Choppers

A blog combining medical education, simulation and helicopter retrieval medicine


Reflections of a Rural GP

Auckland HEMS

Unofficial site for prehospital care providers of the Auckland HEMS service

Rural Doctors Net

useful resources for rural clinicians

expensive care

end of life, ethics and communication in critical care

Nomadic GP

Adventures of a Rural Locum


Free Open Access Medical Education for Paramedics

Not just a GP

Why GP is the greatest job in the world

the short coat

In memory of Dr John Hinds


Bringing the Boring to EM