So it’s the first shift of a run of nights. A tearful mum has brought in 18-month old Bobby complaining of a hurty arm…now, manage the pulled elbow
PechaKucha presentation on the use of ECMO in the emergency department for refractory ventricular fibrillation in cardiac arrest
Rugby and contact sport has always been a part of my life; from the junior rugby fields where organizing young children is like herding cats, to university rugby with post game beers and weekly rejection from the blondes of the ladies hockey team. I’ve always been passionate about sport but now as I’m aging and […]
The Chandler assessment tool used to highlight potential red flags for sick kids requiring paediatric admission.
An 18 month old girl is brought to ED after developing a very red rash over the last 2 days. She is now lethargic and refusing food and fluid
When Hippocrates started tutoring the first medical students on the steps of the Acropolis back in Ancient Greece, the art of medicine was born and the gradual understanding of disease processes and healing could really begin. It really goes without saying that things have significantly changed from Hippocrates’ day. I would say that even forward […]
It’s funny, a common discussion point comes up every so often when I talk to my non-medical friends about careers. The access to strong medications and drugs seems to be an endless fascination for some people; Can you write me a script for some good sleeping tablets as I don’t sleep well on flights?; Any […]
How do you guys do it. I could never do your job! How many times have those of us in the healthcare profession heard those questions? Dare I say that, at least once in our careers, most of us will have been asked something similar by a patient to whom we have attended. It may have […]