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Australian doctors face two years in jail for reporting asylum seekers’ health

Doctors in Australia have vowed to fight a new law that threatens them with two years in jail if they speak out about abuse and poor conditions in detention centres for asylum seekers.  
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over 4 years ago
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Start of cheaper technique for breast cancer is delayed in UK despite adoption elsewhere

A new technique that substantially reduces the burden of radiotherapy in women with early breast cancer and could save the NHS millions of pounds a year has been approved in Australia by the Medical Services Advisory Committee—the Australian equivalent of the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)—ahead of its UK counterpart. Not only has it been recommended for selected patients but it is also an item in the committee’s 2015-16 budget.  
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over 4 years ago
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GOSFORD TRAUMA EVENING WEBCAST June 2015

Great trauma meeting webcast from Gosford Hospital, NSW, Australia! Check out the last session on cervical spine immobilisation controversies , especially on soft neck collars!  
prehospitalmed.com
over 4 years ago
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Flexible Sensor Patches Detect Dangerous Gases, High Levels of UV |

At the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia (RMIT), scientists are working on flexible body-worn patches that can detect the presence of di  
medgadget.com
over 4 years ago
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Real ED Stories - Book Review

Emergency is a collection of stories penned by ER Physicians across Australia, and through them the heart of the ED meticulously dissected  
lifeinthefastlane.com
over 4 years ago
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JellyBean 031 with Matt Eckersley | LITFL: Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog

So you’ve heard of Christmas Island, right? It's all bad, right? Well, it is bad but it's not all bad and as often is said there's two sides to every story  
lifeinthefastlane.com
about 4 years ago
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In brief

WMA condemns Australia for trying to gag doctors at asylum seeker detention centres: The World Medical Association’s president, Xavier Deau, and chair, Ardis Hoven, have written to Australia’s prime minister, Tony Abbott, calling on the Australian government to allow doctors to speak out about the health of asylum seekers in Australian detention centres. The recent Australian Border Force Act threatens anyone who discloses information obtained while working at a detention centre with a two year prison sentence. “This is in striking conflict with basic principles of medical ethics. Physicians have to raise their voice, if necessary publicly, when health conditions of their patients, be those free or in detention, are unacceptable,” the letter says. (See also Personal Views (BMJ 2015;350:h3269, doi:10.1136/bmj.h3269; 2015;350:h3256, doi:10.1136/bmj.h3256))  
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about 4 years ago
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In brief

WMA condemns Australia for trying to gag doctors at asylum seeker detention centres: The World Medical Association’s president, Xavier Deau, and chair, Ardis Hoven, have written to Australia’s prime minister, Tony Abbott, calling on the Australian government to allow doctors to speak out about the health of asylum seekers in Australian detention centres. The recent Australian Border Force Act threatens anyone who discloses information obtained while working at a detention centre with a two year prison sentence. “This is in striking conflict with basic principles of medical ethics. Physicians have to raise their voice, if necessary publicly, when health conditions of their patients, be those free or in detention, are unacceptable,” the letter says. (See also Personal Views (BMJ 2015;350:h3269, doi:10.1136/bmj.h3269; 2015;350:h3256, doi:10.1136/bmj.h3256))  
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about 4 years ago
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SA Journal Club with Dr. Stephen Bernard discussing CHEER, AVOID & PASS trials

This is a recording of the Periscope live feed from the Paramedics Australia (SA chapter) journal club meeting from Adelaide yesterday. I thank them for their broadcast of the session in spirit of open access education. LIVE on #Periscope: PASA Journal Club - Dr Stephen Bernard https://t.co/FQAbvMm1bV— Para Aust (SA) (@ParaAustSA) July 30, 2015 Dr…  
prehospitalmed.com
about 4 years ago
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GPs do not understand medical abbreviations used by hospital doctors: Medical Journal of Australia study | smh.com.au

Ever wondered what all the acronyms on your medical documents actually mean? Well, it turns out your GP probably struggles with them too.  
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about 4 years ago
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Royal Victoria Hospital: New £150m emergency department ready to open - BBC News

A new state-of-the-art emergency department is ready and will open to the public at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast on Wednesday.  
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about 4 years ago
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Australia refugees: Detention centre 'gag' angers medics - BBC News

Medical workers are staging public protests across Australia about being silenced over their concerns about offshore detention centres, writes Marie McInerney.  
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about 4 years ago
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PHARM Podcast 122 : Psychiatric aeromedical retrieval with Jodie Mills

 Picture of Jodie Mills from Careflight Facebook page Hi Folks On today's show, I talk to Jodie Mills, Senior Flight Nurse and Clinical Researcher at Careflight Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. We talk on current Australian aeromedical retrieval of psychiatric patients and exciting world leading research in this area. Show notes: KEEPING THINGS CALM: REMOTE RETRIEVAL…  
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about 4 years ago
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Prolonged antibiotics for purulent bronchiectasis in children and adults | Cochrane

Non-cystic fibrosis (CF) bronchiectasis is a chronic respiratory condition characterised by abnormal dilatation of the airways. Although its global prevalence is largely unknown, available data from Australia, New Zealand, the United States and England show that bronchiectasis is now diagnosed with increasing frequency. The lungs of patients with bronchiectasis have excessive secretions, which tend to consist of different types of micro-organisms. Long-term antibiotic therapy was proposed to halt persistent and ongoing damage to the lung due to insult from micro-organisms. Therefore, we seek to assess the effects of prolonged antibiotic therapy on patients with bronchiectasis.  
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about 4 years ago
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Draeger Medical Australia donates Oxylog 3000 ventilator to Fijian Emergency Department

@ ketaminh look where i went today pic.twitter.com/f9PJheeqal— anne creaton (@annecreaton) August 24, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Amazing generosity and global altruism by Draeger Medical Australia! Complete story upcoming but here are the tweets of the handover of the gift. The FOAM community via Twitter made this all happen so be proud! You can make a difference!…  
prehospitalmed.com
about 4 years ago
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Know your Vanc? - Intensive Care Network

How well do you know how to manage vancomycin dosing? Here’s a fun video, only 10 minutes long, to play with. It’s been produced by two Illawarra-Shoalhaven clinical pharmacists and self rates as “Australia’s 4th funniest vancomycin education website”. Can’t go past that tag line!  
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about 4 years ago
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Critical Care

Severe sepsis and septic shock are among the leading causes of mortality in the intensive care unit. Over a decade ago, early goal-directed therapy (EGDT) emerged as a novel approach for reducing sepsis mortality and was incorporated into guidelines published by the international Surviving Sepsis Campaign. In addition to requiring early detection of sepsis and prompt initiation of antibiotics, the EGDT protocol requires invasive patient monitoring to guide resuscitation with intravenous fluids, vasopressors, red cell transfusions, and inotropes. The effect of these measures on patient outcomes, however, remains controversial. Recently, three large randomized trials were undertaken to re-examine the effect of EGDT on morbidity and mortality: the ProCESS trial in the United States, the ARISE trial in Australia and New Zealand, and the ProMISe trial in England. These trials showed that EGDT did not significantly decrease mortality in patients with septic shock compared with usual care. In particular, whereas early administration of antibiotics appeared to increase survival, tailoring resuscitation to static measurements of central venous pressure and central venous oxygen saturation did not confer survival benefit to most patients. In the following review, we examine these findings as well as other evidence from recent randomized trials of goal-directed resuscitation. We also discuss future areas of research and emerging paradigms in sepsis trials.  
ccforum.com
about 4 years ago
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PHARM Podcast 123 : Emergency Airyways with Dr Andy Brainard

Hi Folks On today's show, I talk to Dr Andrew Brainard, emergency physician in New Zealand and author of the amazing Sharpend blogsite. Show notes: Australia and New Zealand Emergency Department Airway Registry: http://www.airwayregistry.org.au/ Our New Zealand offshoot of an ED airway registry: http://www.thesharpend.org/airway-registry/ The Airway Intervention Readiness Survey for Australia and New Zealand: http://www.thesharpend.org/airs-anz/…  
prehospitalmed.com
about 4 years ago
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Demonstration of lung effect of PEEP with manual resuscitator

Neil demonstrating the difference bet PEEP vs no PEEP to reinflate collapsed lungs #SPAConf2015 Airway Masterclass pic.twitter.com/j5xi9C4xwT— Team Australia EMS (@TeamAusEms) September 4, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js  
prehospitalmed.com
about 4 years ago
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Ferno Australia Student Paramedic Simulation Challenge 2015 : Team Auckland University

Approx 17 min duration, courtesy of Team Australia EMS Periscope feed (@TeamAusEMS)  
prehospitalmed.com
about 4 years ago