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Jul 23, 2021

Vascular Access Part 1: Reducing risk and increasing catheter longevity
The aim of having a structured decision matrix in the approach to vascular access is to reduce catheter-associated complications and to increase device longevity. There are over 15,000 central venous catheters placed in Australia annually. The...

Jul 22, 2021

From #CodaZero Live, Varun Harish provides an overview of the surgical management of burn injuries.

He talks us through how surgeons make decisions regarding burn management, including the importance of early assessment and intervention.

Burns evolve, what you see at the beginning is going to be very different in 24...

Jul 20, 2021

Global warming and the Jellyfish toxidrome.

From #CodaZero Live, Alice Young provides a brief update on the presentation, complications and management of Irukandji syndrome; and why we all need to know about it.

With ocean temperatures rising we are seeing an increasing number of Irukandji jellyfish and subsequent stings...

Jul 15, 2021

Did you know that around a third of patients that present with a severe burn, also have a pre-existing mental health condition?
Furthermore, around 80% of patients report having had a major life event or severe stress prior to the burn.
Psychological management of patients with burns is complex and...

Jul 14, 2021

Bias by design in medicine with Tarlan Hedayati

In the last episode of Carr's Clinic, David Carr chats to Tarlan Hedayati about bias in medicine.

A patient comes into the emergency department and they are complaining of shortness of breath.

Typical measurements are taken including heart rate, blood pressure,...