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Choosing Life or Death
Everyone who works in ED or ICU should read Alicia von Stamwitz’s brief but moving account of her father’s last visit to the emergency department: The doctor explains what I already know: my father’s heart is weak, his kidneys are…
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A Stroke of Insight
A few years ago I was looking after an elderly woman in the emergency department who had suffered a stroke. She was aphasic --- unable to understand speech or create comprehensible sentences.
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Kokoda Medicine
The popularity of the Kokoda Trail has increased dramatically over the last decade. More and more Australians are making the arduous trek through the muddy, steep terrain of the Owen Stanley Range in Papua New Guinea.
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Nail Gun Injuries
Mr Ivor Plank attended the Emergency Department on the weekend having developed a painfully strong bond with an expensive piece of skirting board...Clinical review of nail gun injuries presenting to emergency departments and the management of penetrating nail injury.
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Patellar dislocation
A 32 male presents to the ED following a hefty collision with another player during a football game. During the altercation he sustained a direct blow to the medial aspect of his left knee. On examination the patient is lying…
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Clavicle fractures
Case study: 16 year old boy arrives at triage holding his left arm adducted close to his chest and supporting it with his right hand. He sustained an injury to his left shoulder during a ‘wrestling’ encounter with his older…
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Tooth Avulsion
Teeth avulsion is a medical/dental emergency that require prompt recognition and treatment in the emergency department.
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Boxer’s fracture
The Boxer's Fracture: A fracture of the forth or fifth metacarpal neck with volar displacement of the metacarpal head.One of the most common injuries seen in the ED, and occurs in 20% of patients that punch a hard object.ost common injuries seen in the ED, and occurs in 20% of patients that punch a hard object.
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Lost Under the Skin?
Are you bewildered by anatomy? Do you keep getting lost in the maze of nerves, muscles, tendons, vessels, bones and ligaments? Never fear, help is at hand in the form of Sam Loman's human body 'subway' map. Never get lost again.
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Aussie Jingle Bells
With the festive season upon us, the Life in The Fast Lane team would like to share an Aussie Christmas favourite. This 'carol' embraces the passion of the Aussie lifestyle and lifts the spirits in 40 degree heat in a way snow laden caricatures cannot...