ACC has worked with the Goodfellow Unit to release a new module on Work Capacity Certification.
So perhaps your patient has a triplane ankle fracture. Perhaps a 13% TBSA mid dermal burn. How do you manage and assess paediatric pain?
Had quite a few kids with embedded earings recently. With older individuals, I have removed them with anaesthetic but it can be quite challenging in the young. Do you have any tips for embedded earing removal?
Witnessing a young adult fainting recently reminded me of a video of syncopal German medical students from the 1990’s.
Mandible fractures, this is a post from DFTB. I did not realise that mandible fractures are the most common facial fractures in children! An interesting fact to store. My 50 cents is don’t forget the tongue blade test! Also if you have high suspicion don’t rely on plain radiographs for a rule out. They are too insensitive.
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Fungal infections, particularly of the nail, can be frustrating conditions to treat when they present through an urgent care clinic. We speak with Dr Amanda Oakley, an adjunct associate Professor at Auckland University, Consultant Dermatologist and founder of Dermnet NZ.
Now for an ouch post. The triplane ankle fracture. These are ones that will need careful consideration and conservative management should be decided upon by an orthop. Probably after CT. So watch out for these ones. https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/triplane-ankle-fractures/
Patients choose to NOT disclose they have had a concussion. What we need is a change of culture around concussion not just a change in knowledge. https://cjsmblog.com/2020/05/11/cjsm-journal-club-nondisclosure-of-concussion-symptoms-by-athletes/
We’ve received an invitation from the Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Medicine for our doctors to complete a survey on Doctor’s Wellbeing and PA during COVID19