EDExam Podcast Episode 9 – Working with simulated patients in OSCE exams

In this episode I interview two professional simulated patients who provide a unique insight into the use of simulated patients in high stakes exams.  Steph and Cecilia have been working for universities and specialty colleges as simulated patients in OSCE-style exams for several years and in this very relaxed and fun interview they give us […]

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The ETM Course is coming to Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Gold Coast, Melbourne and Queenstown

We are continuing to receive excellent feedback on the ETM Course.  ETM is becoming the new standard for trauma education for Australasian practitioners who manage injured patients.  In particular the resuscitation room management skills teaching you will receive on the course (i.e. how to team lead a critically ill case in resus) has been praised […]

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How to add a scrollable CT image stack to a Powerpoint slide

Ever wanted to add a scrollable set of CT images to a presentation but didn’t know how? For ages I’ve been trying to figure out how to get CT images on to a Powerpoint presentation in a way that allows scrolling through the image stack like you can at work. One method is to add […]

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The Home Made Lumbar Puncture Task Trainer

The Saga of the Home Made Lumbar Puncture Task Trainer Thanks for all the re-tweets about this model and all of the requests for instructions on how to make it.   This trainer was made for the ED Procedures Junior Doctors/Paramedics Course: And yes, it was a saga. Possibly better suited to a multi-chapter book […]

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Osler – Australasian Emergency Trainees Group

Osler is a new system designed and built by Queensland based Intensivist Todd Fraser that is going to revolutionise how we go about our training, credentialing, procedure logging and more. Osler incorporates multimedia, interactive and patient focused learning resources to build your skills and knowledge as well as enabling you to record, measure and improve […]

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EMRAP Aussie Edition – Free Episode – Vera Sistenich Part 2

This is the second half of my EMRAP interview with the venerable Dr Vera Sistenich (@ThinkSyncs). (You can listen to Part 1 here) This interview is worth it’s weight in gold for anyone who is either currently working with asylum seekers or refugees, those who are considering this line of work and anyone who has […]

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2016 ETM Course and ED Procedures Courses – dates now available

ETM Course Dates: I’m pleased to announce that registrations for 2016 ETM Courses are now open . There are 14 courses planned for next year all around Australia and New Zealand, and currently all courses have places available. Courses will be held in Melbourne (4), Adelaide (2), Perth (1), Sydney (3), Gold Coast (3) and Queenstown […]

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To Have & To Hold: A Medical App Synopsis – reblog from Doctors Writing

I was lucky enough to chair the Social Media and Technology session at the ACEM2015 conference in Brisbane last week, and one of the speakers was Dr Viet Tran. He delivered a great synopsis of useful medical apps, and then posted it on his excellent site, Doctors Writing: To Have & To Hold: A Medical […]

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Michael Edmonds: Getting yourself OSCE ready – passing the fellowship clinical exam (parts 1 & 2)

Here are the links to a pair of great articles by Michael Edmonds over at the excellent Adelaide Emergency Physicians site, which I felt were worthy of a re-post. If/when you decide to start preparing to sit the clinical/OSCE component of the Fellowship exam, be sure to check these posts out. Getting yourself OSCE ready: passing the […]

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Approach to the “teaching” OSCE

This is a great article written (and reproduced with permission) by Andrew Perry, a FACEM from Adelaide, with input from the venerable Don Liew, FACEM from Melbourne and director of the Teemwork Fellowship Exam preparation course. I hope you find it useful. APPROACH TO THE “TEACHING” OSCE STATION It is likely that at least one […]

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EMRAP Aussie Edition – Free Episode – Vera Sistenich Part 1

Did you know that there’s a monthly Aussie Edition of the ground breaking, world famous, EMRAP podcast? If you are an EMRAP subscriber, you can download it from the EMRAP site, and you can also adjust your personal settings on the site so that it gets automatically sent to your iTunes, or your favourite other […]

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New Melbourne ETM Course date announced!

Due to popular demand, we have just listed a new course date for Melbourne, December 11th-13th 2015. The last Melbourne course sold out 2 months in advance and we had a huge waiting list, and our other Australian courses this year are about to sell out, so if you want to do ETM this year, […]

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Attention South Australians and New South Welshmen (and women). The ETM Course is coming to Adelaide & Sydney soon!

In case you missed it, the ETM Course is going to be held in Adelaide on September 11th-13th, and in Sydney on November 6th-8th this year (and the Gold Coast later in November, if that takes your fancy…) Click here to see more information about course dates, locations and course place availability. If you’ve been procrastinating […]

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How to (finally) get the EMRAP Aussie Edition on iTunes & other podcast services

Thanks to everyone who kept pestering Amit and I about this, your persistence has paid off. You can now get the Aussie edition of EMRAP sent directly to your EMRAP podcast feed in iTunes (or whichever podcast software you use – if it accepts feed links). This video shows how. We’re not in the EMRAP […]

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ED Procedures: new site and new courses!

ACEM’s CPD system includes procedural requirements for FACEMs, and in this age of KPI’s/NEAT targets, with queues of RMO’s and Registrars keen for procedures, and the incessantly ringing access line/AO phone and steadily increasing ED demand, a lot of us are struggling to meet our procedural CPD requirements. So George Douros and I have started […]

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