The Emergency Trauma Management Course brochure is now available for download. Please feel free to download it, and either email it to your registrar and consultant group in your ED, or print it out and pop it up on your ED noticeboard. The November course has just booked out, December is filling fast, and we’ve […]
For those doing ICU as well as ED training, there’s an amazing free website and free iphone/android app for all of your high-end paediatric cardiology ICU needs. PICU Doctor is a great free resource, the website is categorised by topic with a very slick, fast interface and lots of good links so you can navigate […]
They said it would never happen. They were wrong. The wait is over. It’s here. The ETM Course is live, and BOOKINGS ARE OPEN! After 18 months of solid work, we are very excited to announce the launch of the first ever Emergency Trauma Management Course dates. When? The first two courses will be held […]
Well I thought it was gone. After the new site was launched earlier this year, the links to the podcast stopped working, and all of my episodes disappeared from iTunes. I tried valiantly to re-launch it and save the old link (and nearly 100 subscribers to the podcast feed), but alas it was impossible. The […]
Many of you will have heard of David Foster Wallace, and his commencement speech to the graduating class at Kenyon College in 2005, entitled “This is Water”. It is truly one of the most thought provoking, moving audio recording’s I’ve ever had the good fortune to listen to. I won’t go on too much about […]
The guys across the pond at Auckland ED have put up a new site which is aesthetically quite simple, but contains a real treasure trove of information that ACEM Fellowship (multiple resources for all sections of the exam – too many to list!) and Primary (subject fact sheets and loads of MCQ’s) exam candidates will […]
In this episode I interview Kenji Inaba, US Trauma Surgeon and EM:RAP star at the SWAN Trauma Conference at Liverpool Hospital about his article on penetrating neck injury, and he explains a really simple algorithm to decide who needs no investigation, who needs a CT, and who needs to go straight to the operating theatre, […]
The last of my interviews from the ACEM 2012 Conference in Hobart (this should be called the SR – slow release – version of the podcast!), and a special interview with Michelle, a FACEM who did not succeed at her first attempt at the exam. She shares some very personal insights into coping with failure, […]
ACEM has released an update regarding the transition arrangements for the new Fellowship training program. If you are a mid-level or advanced ACEM trainee, make sure you read this page on the ACEM website as soon as possible, as it details very important changes to the requirements for advanced training, detailed information on workplace based […]
The federal government (in a likely pre-election stunt) has decided to defer the proposed $2000 cap on self-education expense tax deductions for 12 months. Regardless of the reason, this is a victory for common sense, and is pro-education, so I’m very happy about it. As an ACEM trainee, your annual self-education expenses are well above […]
In response to some discussion on Twitter this morning, I’ve just written a post over at the Emergency Trauma Management Course blog about injury description in the ED. Whilst not technically exam related, I still think this will benefit ED Registrars who call every open wound a “lac”. There’s some slightly gory photos, and some […]
For those having a crack at the ACEM Fellowship exam written component next week – good luck! The last week is a time to start winding down, get some sleep and pick a small handful of your weak topics to brush up on, and like an athlete, maybe do a couple of short intense VAQ […]
Thanks to everyone for their patience during the changeover to the new site. Because of the size of the files I had to wait until I was sure the new site was working properly before uploading the ACEM Fellowship Exam practice questions, and all of my study notes. If you want to access these, just […]
Another great episode with Casey Parker from Broome Docs talking about rural and remote trauma. Casey delivers some great pearls for those dealing with trauma in isolated communities. You can listen to the episode here. Or get it on iTunes: If you like what your hear, subscribe to the podcast and be sure to give […]
The federal government has proposed a $2000 cap on self-education expenses. This is a worrying, anti-intellectual policy that will seriously harm the professional development of many industries, in particular the medical profession. A campaign is underway to lobby against the policy, and I urge you to go to www.scrapthecap.com.au and sign their petition, write to […]
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