The time-poor ED physician, faced with an ever increasing patient load, is finding it difficult to keep up to date with the expansive proliferation of clinical knowledge and more worryingly the presumption of technological competence. The concept of using a locally derived, living database of clinical and other teaching material connected to a user-friendly web-based […]
WA health has taken another bold step in its continued quest to drive ‘long term system wide reform’ and implement strategies which will enhance the patient experience and ‘flow’ through the turbulent waters of ‘unscheduled care’.
With the era of Generation Y doctors; open source publishing; micro-blogging; stumbling and tweeting now upon us it is important to review the potential implications of the internet age on emergency medicine. The generational transition behind this digital revolution has already occurred in many other employment sectors and as emergency physicians it is important to stay in touch with developments – we are not immune to the effect of the internet on our daily work practices.
Professor Tony Brown, Discipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care at the Royal Brisbane Clinical School in the Department of Emergency Medicine
Myth-conceptions of ER overcrowding
A colleague just reminded me of one of my favorite ‘letters’ published in The Courier Mail, Queensland, Australia on May 04 2008. It pertains to the workings of the emergency physician. For more information on emergency medicine and waiting times – read Primum Non Nocere…
In the tradition of the inimitable Emergency Musical Interlude here is Doctor Rawls’ Rectal Exam from Proctology – The Musical…In Spanish