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Simulation as a vehicle to excellence, improved patient safety & organisational learning with David Grant

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Dr David Grant is a simulation expert who advocates the use of simulation, including human factors and crew resource management principles, being actively used in the healthcare environment as part of a pro-active risk management system. Traditionally, simulation doesn’t get much of a positive reception – but we actively need to change that perception of…

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Ubuntu #4: The curious case of the ligamentum arteriosum

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Author: Pierre Smit Original presenter: Dr John Roos Editor: Jo Park-Ross At approximately 07H00 Ubuntu Aeromedical Service received a call on their rotor-wing platform for a young gentleman who had fallen from a height of approximately 5 meters. They were told that the incident had occurred at 06H00, and that the patient was standing on…

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Interview with the author: Hendry Sawe on recent AfJEM publication on POCUS in Tanzania & Mexico!

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Series: “Interview with the Author…” The badEM crew interviewed Hendry Robert-Sawe regarding his newly released article in AfJEM Volume 6 Issue 3 entitled: “Bedside ultrasound training at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Hospital San Carlos in Chiapas, Mexico” by Teri A Reynolds, Jeanne Noble, Gehres Paschal, Hendry Robert Sawe, Aparajita Sohoni, Sachita Shah, Bret Nicks,…

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Interview with the Author: AfJEM: Michael McCaul on South African pre-hospital guidelines

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Series: “Interview with the Author…” The badEM crew interviewed Michael McCaul regarding his newly released article in AfJEM Volume 6 Issue 3 entitled: “South African Pre-hospital  practice guidelines: Report on progress & way forward” by Michael McCaul, Ben de Waal, Peter Hodkinson & Karen Grimmer Link to open access article: Click here Corresponding author email: mmccaul@sun.ac.za Author’s twitter handle: @MikeMcCaul3…

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There is no standard like gold standard

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‘It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single editor in possession of a new journal, must be in want of a strong drink’ Adapted from Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice Author: Stevan Bruijns Editor: Jo Park-Ross Much is written about knowledge translation, or breaking down science from journals so it can benefit real-world, patient…

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#badEM16: Charmaine Cunningham – The gamble: do I pay or do I stay

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Selling assets in order to pay for care so that your child has a chance of survival should not be a decision that a parent is required to make, and yet often it is…. I’m Charmaine and I’m passionate about access to care.  For #badEM16 I combined some of my interests, including the system, how…

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DasSMACC inside tips from the organising committee..

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Three members of the badEM Team (Kirsten, Kat & Craig) have previously attended SMACC (in Chicago & Dublin) & we have been waiting to hear what DasSMACC has in store! See our summaries of past SMACC’s below! SMACC, the FOAMed Highlight of the Year smaccMINI summary: Paediatric Critical Care Workshop for non-paediatricians smaccDUB summary: Lead poisoning…

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#badEM16: Sian Geraty – Too wild, too free, too accustomed to death

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I’m Sian and I’m an Emergency Medicine registrar in Cape Town, South Africa.  I consider myself the luckiest girl in the world to get to do what I love in our incredible country. Here we have the most diverse patients, the craziest stories, the widest range of pathologies, and more opportunities that you can imagine.…

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Interview with the author: Greg Bell on his recent AfJEM publication on POCUS training in Kenya

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Series: “Interview with the Author…” The badEM crew interviewed Greg Bell regarding his newly released article in AfJEM Volume 6 Issue 3 entitled: “A pilot training program for point-of-care ultrasound in Kenya” by Greg Bell, Benjamin Wachira, Gerene Denning Link to open access article: Click here Corresponding author email: gerene-denning@uiowa.edu Authors’ twitter handles @GreggerEE & @emergencymedke 1. Tell us about yourself. How did…

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#badEM16 free Emergency Medicine Symposium

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http://www.badem.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Time-Lapse.mp4 Over the next few months we will be releasing the presentations as blogposts with summaries, videos, podcasts and infographics! Keep scrolling down for  links all the talks!   Did you attend badEM16? Download your CPD certificate HERE Please take a minute to complete our feedback form – we would love to hear from you!…

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Critical Care Transport Workshop Feedback Form

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#badEM16: Ross Hofmeyr – My best and biggest blunders

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Critical Care Transport Workshop #ecssa2016

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Critical Care Transport Workshop #ECSSA2016 The badEM team hosted an exciting Critical Care Transport pre-conference workshop for the ECSSA2016 conference on 21 September 2016. Despite having limited numbers to 20 participants, 35 people arrived for the afternoon workshop!  If you attended the workshop, please take a moment to complete the feedback form by clicking HERE…

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Interview with the author: Samer Abujaber on Developing metrics for emergency care research in low- & middle-income countries

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Series: “Interview with the Author…” The badEM crew interviewed Samer Abujaber regarding his newly released article in AfJEM Volume 6 Issue 3 entitled: “Developing metrics for emergency care research in low- and middle-income countries” by Samer Abujaber, Cindy Y. Chang, Teri A. Reynolds, Hani Mowafi, Ziad Obermeyer Link to open access article: Click here Corresponding Author (Samer…

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Feedback from #badEM16

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CPD Certificates

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Thank you for attending #badEM16 ! In order to have your CPD Certificate emailed to you please complete the form by clicking here. Please also fill in our feedback form, a few quick questions to gather your feelings about the day… Click here

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Brave African Discussions in Emergency Medicine (badEM) 2016

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1 Day Emergency Medicine Symposium in Cape Town, South Africa, brought to you by the Blog Team: ‘Brave African Discussions in Emergency Medicine’ Who/What is badEM? http://www.badem.co.za/about-us/ Who should attend? Nurses, doctors, EMS personnel, students & anyone with an interest in Emergency Medicine Why? Because we are firm believers in the principles of FOAMed (Free Open Access…

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Interview with the Author: Understanding the motivators & barriers to blood donation in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Series: “Interview with the Author…” The badEM crew interviewed Tanja Z. Zanin regarding her newly released article in AfJEM Volume 6 Issue 2 entitled: “Tapping into a vital resource: Understanding the motivators and barriers to blood donation in Sub-Saharan Africa” Original Research by Tanja Z. Zanin, Denise P. Hersey, David C. Cone, Pooja Agrawal Link to open access article: Click here:…

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Interview with the Author: AfJEM: Douglas Wiebe on Economic development & road traffic fatalities in two neighbouring African nations

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Series: “Interview with the Author…” The badEM crew interviewed Douglas J Wiebe regarding his newly released article in AfJEM Volume 6 Issue 2 entitled: “Economic development & road traffic fatalities in two neighbouring African nations” Original Research by Douglas J. Wiebe, Sunanda Ray, Titus Maswabi, Christina Kgathi, Charles C. Branas. Link to open access article: Click here: Corresponding Author: dwiebe@upenn.edu Tell us…

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Interview with the Author: AfJEM: Carine Marks on Poison Information Centre Models in Africa

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Series: “Interview with the Author…” The badEM crew interviewed Carin Marks regarding her newly released article in AfJEM Volume 6 Issue 2 entitled: “A promising Poison Information Centre Model for Africa” Original Research by Carine Marks, Niel van Hoving, Nick Edwards, Christopher Kanema, David Kapindula, Tom Menge, Caesar Nyadedzor, Clare Roberts, Dexter Tagwireyi, Joanna Tempowski   Link…

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