Royal College Alert – Abdominal Pain

High risk for and subtle presentations of serious pathologic conditions in the elderly patient who has abdominal pain require careful and timely evaluation. The elderly patient with abdominal pain consumes more time and resources than any other emergency department (ED) patient presentation. Their length of stay is 20% longer than younger patients who have the … More Royal College Alert – Abdominal Pain

Practice “kindfulness”

Originally posted on Dr Nikki Stamp:
I met a delightful colleague recently who introduced me her term ‘kindfulness’ which I immediately fell in love with. Her idea that so much toxic culture and therefore toxic outcomes results from a failure of kindness, both towards ourselves and towards others. She advocates for the widespread, indiscriminate practice…

Resus @ the Park (Sydney): 26th – 28th October

Top Inspirational Emergency and Critical Care Speakers are coming to Sydney in October. Get your tickets now (early bird registrations are out but not long for this world) Dates – 26th (Workshops), 27th and 28th October 2016 Location – Luna Park, Sydney Registration and Details – CLICK HERE Thanks to Prof Paul Middleton for organising … More Resus @ the Park (Sydney): 26th – 28th October

Trauma Prevention

Real-life stories to shock school students ‘bstreetsmart event’ August 16 – 18 2016 Qudos Bank Arena, Homebush NSW high school students will hear confronting real-life stories from former hospital patients, who have survived a car crash but have been left with life-long spinal or brain injuries, as part of a three-day road safety education program. … More Trauma Prevention

Devil O’ The Highlands 2016

Originally posted on Perpetual Movement:
Photo by Kirsten Cowling Preparation I wasn’t under-cooked for this years DotH, I wasn’t primed either. To be honest, I didn’t have much of a clue as to where my fitness was. Getting married at the end of April meant that the early season races didn’t suit me and consistent…