Zen & the Art of ED Management

There has been a lot of discussion this week regarding pressure on the Emergency Department at Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia. Rack ’em and stack ’em! I have a ‘soft spot’ for Flinders. I worked there as a junior resident and then registrar in the late 90s/early naughties and like to think that I …

Advances in Trauma?

Well I’ve just got back from an EMST Refresher course in Adelaide.  This is the first time I’ve taught on a refresher course and it was nice to meet other experienced faculty as well as (mostly) rural doctors doing this refresher course. The Provider courses that I usually teach on are not usually so filled …

Country Emergency Department Fees

Well I’ve just received a letter from the Federal Health Minister which seems to broadly confirm my suspicions that the charging of fees for country patients attending a public hospital ED is incorrect. You may need to click and open separately to view Of course there is a grey area in what is a ‘GP …