being/human – the how

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This essay is based on the talk I was asked to give at BadEMFest18 in South Africa. When I submitted my pitch I suggested I could talk about ‘something to do with paediatrics… or anything really, I’m happy to help out‘. Then I opened the DM from the team  and found that I was given…

being/human – the why

This essay is based on the talk I was asked to give at BadEMFest18 in South Africa. When I submitted my pitch I suggested I could talk about ‘something to do with paediatrics… or anything really, I’m happy to help out‘. Then I opened the DM from the team and found that I was given…

PARIS in the autumn

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As the days get shorter for those of us in the Southern hemisphere it inevitably means that bronchiolitis season is on its way. So far studying bronchiolitis has left us with a big list of things that don’t work – steroids, salbutamol, adrenaline, antibiotics. Chest  x-rays don’t help and NPAs don’t give us any information…

On Rudeness

“Hey Tessa, I didn’t realise you were such a genius”. I was on my way back to ED from my lunch break and the ortho reg was sitting laughing with one of our locum SHOs. I smiled nervously, “Oh thanks for coming to see the patient”. “I didn’t realise you were a genius”. He said…