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Trauma Care in the District EC

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#badEM19 In September 2019 we hosted #badEM19 an entirely free 1-day educational symposium. We would like to thank all our sponsors for making this possible. All the talks were filmed & edited by ER24 and will be released on the website. Join us in watching Dr Nuraan Lotter in the third installment of a four-part…

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Prehospital Haemostatic Resuscitation

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#badEM19 In September 2019 we hosted #badEM19 an entirely free 1 day educational symposium. We would like to thank all our sponsors for making this possible. All the talks were filmed & edited by ER24 and will be released on the website. The second instalment of a four part series of talks outlining the Emergency…

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Community First – Kevin Jones

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#badEM19 In September 2019 we hosted #badEM19 an entirely free 1 day educational symposium. We would like to thank all our sponsors for making this possible. All the talks were filmed & edited by ER24 and will be released on the website. We start off with the first of a four part series of talks…

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Crash 3

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The iPhone 11 of the emergency medicine world has just been released and you should be queueing for the results. The badEM crew and some guests sat down to understand what this landmark trial means for us in Africa. After reading the appraisal listen to our podcast and to our opinion on what these results…

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Interview with the Author: Michael McCaul on South African prehospital guidelines

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Series: “Interview with the Author…” Link to open access article: Click here Corresponding author email: mmccaul@sun.ac.za Previous linked author interview: https://badem.co.za/afjem-mccaul/ Author’s twitter handle: @MikeMcCaul3 Co-authors: @Research_ambit and @CEBHC Youtube: Strengthening South African prehospital guideline uptake Published in: @Plos Volume 14 Issue 14 The badEM crew interviewed Michael McCaul regarding his newly released article in PLoS ONE Volume 14 Issue 7 entitled: “Prehospital…

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Voices from Africa at SMACC

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African Voices at SMACC During SMACC in Sydney, Doug Lynch, @thetopend, interviewed several African delegates. We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the conference organisers with the smaccREACH program. We are super excited for the future of SMACC under their new banner CODA. Pendo George, from Tanzania, was the first to be interviewed…

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#badEMfest18: The Chronic Pain Toolkit – Rowan Duys

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The Chronic Pain Toolkit  Dr Rowan Duys  Rowan, @healthink, is an Anaesthetist practicing at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. He has a key interest in pain management & simulation teaching.   Rowan has been a great friend of the badEM crew and joined us at #badEMfest18 to share some great pearls of…

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Thoughts from the Intro to Pain Control in Palliative Medicine Diploma

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Day 3 Pain Management Introduction was taught/facilitated by Dr Rene Kraus.   I will in the future post my version of the “Pain Masterclass” when we do an entire section of the Diploma on pain management..  When thinking about how we can stop pain in its tracks: we have to think in terms of ascending &…

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Back to School: Day1 of Palliative Medicine PGDiploma

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I have made the decision to put my student hat back on and start a 1 year Postgraduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine through UCT this year. Day 1 discussions were facilitated by Dr Rene Kraus. Our class are a fascinating group of largely very senior/experienced palliative medicine doctors/nursing staff/allied health colleagues. I am excited to…

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Tips for FOAMed groups based in High Income Countries to help become Freely ACCESSIBLE Medical Education (FAME)

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The below are some random thoughts extracted from my talk at AfCEM 2018 Conference: Appropriateness: Don’t forget your audience is worldwide not all in the same healthcare context as you – think about your influence. Sometimes flippant comments/assumptions are made by authors that when read by a clinician from low resource context, renders them despondent…

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AfCEM 2018 Day 1: How to get your research published: The 10 commandments

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Summary notes on talk given at AFCEM 2018 “Ten Commandments for getting your research published” by Dr Ellen Webber, Editor in Chief of Emergency Medicine Journal @emjeditor  A large proportion of studies/research is not published. Improve your chances of getting your chances noticed. Put your best foot forward from the beginning. Always use a research checklist…

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AfCEM 2018 – Day 1: Opening Plenaries & Education

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Two of the badEM crew Kat Evans & Willem Stassen attended the 4th African Conference of Emergency Medicine 7-9 November 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda. They are being assisted in blogging the conference also by Dr Clint Hendrikse(Cape Town) & Dr Mina Naguib (Manchester) One concept that will likely run through this conference is the concept of Ubuntu. A person with Ubuntu is welcoming, hospitable,…

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SMACC SYDNEY

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SMACC Sydney 25 – 29 March 2019 SMACC Sydney…… “Will be the best SMACC yet” Ticket Ballot opens in just over 8 hours…. Don’t miss out, register on the SMACC Website on Monday The greatest conference!! I attended my first SMACC in 2016 and man it was great!!!! A community of people that truly believe…

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#badEMfest18: Human/kind – Andy Tagg

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Guest Author: Andy Tagg When Kat Evans came and spoke at DFTB17 on the state of emergency medicine in South Africa she was all abuzz about this new conference that the badEM crew were going to put on. As she had made the effort and travelled all the way to Australia I thought it only…

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Dare to research

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There is a paucity of scientific evidence originating from the African continent. (1) For evidence emanating from Africa, African researchers have very poor access to these publications. (1) In addition, the context within the African continent and other low- to middle-income countries,  are vastly different to that of higher-income countries, and the evidence produced in…

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#badEMfest18: Do they know its EM? – Heike Geduld

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Do they know it’s EM? A few months ago I was approached to do a talk on global Emergency Medicine (EM) at the then still mythical BadEMfest. My comfort zone is Afripositive EM and the trigger for the talk actually came from a discussion with a colleague who is an amazing EM physician and person,…

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An Update on Emergency Care in South Africa

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As part of the EMSSA/ECCSA conference in Sun City we attended an update on where we are with the Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) in the Emergency Care field of South Africa.  Introducing the topic Michael McCaul (researcher from the Centre for Evidence-based Health Care, Stellenbosch University) gave us an overview of his research on the…

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Peadiatric burns: A summary of emergency treatment

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Interested in learning more? The South African Burns Society runs excellent courses teaching the emergency treatment of severe burns. The courses are aimed at doctors, nurses and paramedics. Click here to learn more.

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EMSSA Day 1 review – Co-created with #badEM

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EMSSA day 1 So we are off with day 1. This is EMS day and so we have a number of streams addressing the  world of prehospital, emergency centre and critical care.  As ever you can’t get to everything so apologies to those we have missed from the review. Here’s the notes from day 1,…

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Health, wealth and emergency medicine in the 21st Century, with Simon Carley

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Guest post by Stevan Bruijns from AfJEM I caught up with Prof Simon Carley who will be presenting a keynote at the Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa’s annual meeting in October 2017. As well as being an accomplished public speaker, Simon is probably best known as the Senior Editor of the St.Emlyn’s blog and…

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