Team Bravo heads to Tacloban to continue the “shining light” that is the Australasian AusMAT medical response to Typhoon Haiyan. Be safe guys. Dr Domhnall BranniganSpecialist Emergency Physician from Ireland currently based in Tasmania, Australia litfl.com/
I just wanted to share here a link to an ABC write up of the AusMAT deployment in Tacloban after Typhoon Haiyan. Ian Norton and Mark Little are out there leading a team of dedicated folk around the clock, and will soon be relieved by a second team going out this week, led by Nick […]
As revenge for an incident best left unmentioned, Chris Nickson of LITFL.com handed me the poisoned chalice of speaking on tPA for stroke at SMACC 2013. This is the result. (Un)fortunately there is no actual video footage as I wasn’t important enough, so my Finnish heavy metal air cello will be left to your imagination. […]
Barnacle encrusted stumps remain.Thrusting, vertebral fossils From tidal glar pools and rising silt. The bar is no longer dredged: Time gently smudges over noisy, dark, Dangerous memories: Coal-black, Bent-backed, Hard men stooping – Their iron shovels grate on coal, Organic metronomes in coal boat bellies. I remember dimly the last coal boat That hove to […]
This is a re-post of a rant I let slip on a colleague’s FB page – he had just published an article in the local rag (The Mercury) with some great points about future directions in health care provision. His article is republished in the Tasmanian Times HERE. I agree with much of what he […]
The theme of this session was “Imagining the Future” featuring Kendall Ho, Mike Cadogan and Stephen Atherton. It’s long, but there is some good stuff in there. Excuse the mumbling chairman…and the lack of audio in some parts of the Q+A after the talks.
This is a micro-post just to illustrate yet another problem with the Boehringer Ingelheim/Neurology juggernaut pushing the Emergency Medicine community towards lysing anyone with a tingle.
This is the first in what will hopefully be a series of posts by new underneathEM.com recruit Dr Kate Field, an Emergency Physician based at Calvary Hospital in Hobart. In this episode, Kate takes a look at the dogma and assumptions underlying the most commonly (un)prescribed drug delivered in our Emergency Departments. Subsequent posts will […]
I’ve been thinking about FOAM since SMACC2013 (Social Media and Critical Care)…thinking a lot and talking to some friends. I’ve cleared my desk literally and figuratively for a while and intend to read a lot and spend sometime away from computers and in the fresh air. But for good or ill I’m going to share […]
As I stand over this: Screaming human? Patchwork Scarred Scared Amphetamine fuelled Pulsing rage, With a syringe of midazolam -fantazaslam! Invoking the Mental Health Act, As if I believe in it -The gospel according to psychiatry I realise this does not rest easy Beside the mumbled Greek of Hippocrates, Sworn in a marbled hall in […]