Behind the Scenes – PREDICTing the Future

Researchers are delivering increasingly well designed studies, and validating them in multiple populations, in order to provide the evidence needed to improve care. Furthermore, increasing use of national, and international, research collaborations has improved our ability to test hypotheses and deliver interventions at an unprecedented scale. However while good practice guidance exists for the design,…

Victorian ACEM ASM 2017

This year I was asked to give not one, but two talks at the Victorian branch of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting. It takes place on the picturesque Mornington peninsula. With specific streams for doctors in training as well as fully fledged FACEMs I have tasked with providing a little bit…

The 10th Bubble Wrap

With millions upon millions of journal articles being published every year it is impossible to keep up.  Every month we ask some of our friends from PERUKI (Paediatric Emergency Research in UK and Ireland) to point out something that has caught their eye.

Save the Date – DFTB18

We couldn’t just stop after one conference, could we? Next year we will be swapping the glamour of Brisvegas for the coffee capital of Australia, Melbourne. With a day dedicated to some fantastic pre-conference workshops, it’s going to be an event not to be missed so save the date.     Bookmark www.dftb18.com and keep…

Non-blanching rashes

One of my first experiences of clinical research was in my first PEM job (depressingly, in the last century). This was work in what became known locally as ‘The Spotty Rash’ trial. A child would present with a non-blanching rash, I would heave a deep sigh and go and assess them before measuring EVERY SINGLE…

Peripheral Vasoactive Drugs

This month’s Podcast of the Month is from paediatricemergencies.com. In a 30 minute podcast aimed at the non-intensivist, Chris Flannigan (Paeds ICU Royal Belfast Hospital) discusses ‘push dose pressors’ and peripheral adrenaline infusions. He presents a simple and quick approach to the crashing kid on the ward who doesn’t have central access and isn’t responding…