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NEW TROPONIN – OLD TIMI

February 6, 2019

Thanks to Prof Anne-Maree Kelly for her update on the new troponin assay. She has provided a flowchart and FAQ below for you to review. Please also see the TIMI scoring worksheet, for those unfamiliar with the TIMI score.   Read more

International Womens Day – March 8, 2018

March 7, 2018

Tomorrow (March 8) is International Women’s Day.   Please take a moment to consider gender equality for your colleagues, your patients and your community. https://acem.org.au/News/March-2018/A-time-for-recognition-and-thanks.aspx     https://www.internationalwomensday.com/   Some of the issues we encounter every day: Effects of drugs and treatments specific to women – side effects, pharmacokinetics Patient… Read more

Calendar

November 2022

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Rib and sternal fractures

February 21, 2017

All staff please note a recent highlight on the rib and sternal fracture policy: Key points: Surgical teams (eg. Thoracics at Footscray and General surgery at Sunshine) are required referrals in addition to Acute Pain Management Service and Allied Health however: From the policy: “The ED physician shall decide which admitting unit… Read more

Simulation Olympics 2016

December 29, 2016

UPDATED 9/3/17 – See Dr Neil Long’s additional notes regarding the stations below On the 14th December ED Consultant Dr David Alexander and simulation registrar Dr Neil Long staged the annual simulation olympics with this year’s event  – “the Pentathlon” – featuring resuscitation stations such as “the swimmer”, “the runner”, “the fencer”,… Read more

EM: RAP

September 23, 2016

Dr Keith Nallaratnam has graciously extended the use of his CD collection of EM:RAP podcasts to all staff. For those unfamiliar with EM:RAP, it is a monthly American podcast hosted by Mel Herbert. Each episode usually covers about 3 topics with edited audio lectures from different prominent speakers and with… Read more

Updated National Inpatient Medication Chart

June 10, 2016

All practitioners please note that an updated inpatient medication chart will be rolled out imminently. Key changes: dedicated insulin prescribing section and glucose monitoring dedicated venous thromboembolism prophylaxis checkpoint (see below for VTE prophylaxis prescribing tool) Read the summary of changes:   VTE prophylaxis prescribing tool: Read more

Independent Literature Review on Thrombolysis For Stroke – ACEM Executive Summary

March 25, 2016

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Joseph Epstein

March 22, 2016

Some current registrars may not have had the privilege of working with the retiring Professor Joe Epstein, whose professional and personal legacy is deeply woven into the history of both Western Health and the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine. He was presented with a tribute book of anecdotes from family… Read more

Article of the week: EM Lessons from ‘The Princess Bride’ – Dr Amal Mattu

March 15, 2016

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Western Health Library Access

March 8, 2016

The Western Health library is a great resource for online journals and ebooks. To begin, first request an account login online. Alternately an account can be created by visiting either the Western or Sunshine libraries in person and speaking to their friendly staff. This will provide home access to most of the… Read more

Western Health ED visits Adult Retrieval Victoria

February 19, 2016

On the 6th of January 2016, as part of Wednesday training,  the registrars participated in a field trip to ARV, at its current location at Essendon Fields (co-located with Air Ambulance Victoria). The purpose of this teaching session was to highlight other aspects of the state’s critical care system. The visit included a guided… Read more

New ANZCOR resus guidelines

January 18, 2016

ANZCOR have updated their guidelines. The main changes – as summarised by Dr Stacy Turner: ALS Defibrillation – can increase 2nd shock energy to maximum available on defib, if first shock unsuccessful. Cooling anywhere between 32-36 degrees. Post-ROSC PCI – immediate in STEMI, new LBBBB and selected patients if coronary… Read more