Traction splinting for fractured shaft of femur – why do we do it? — ETM Course

As the longest bone in the body, when it breaks a fractured shaft of femur is a very painful and potentially life threatening injury. One of the main initial treatments for this injury is application of some sort of traction splint, designed to apply distracting force between the lower leg and the relatively “fixed” base…

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Filed under: andy-buck, trauma Tagged: traction-splint

Asthma for Ambos — Don’t Forget the Bubbles

Tonight I had the privilege to talk to the team at the Werribee branch of Ambulance Victoria. I was given the brief to talk on something to do with paediatric respiratory problems and I thought I would focus on one of their most common presentations – asthma. Asthma is such a common condition, affecting one…

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Filed under: Emergency medicine and critical care, FOAMEd, paramedic, Uncategorized Tagged: asthma, prehospital

JellyBean 046 with Ruth Bird — LITFL: Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog

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A sports mad yet sensible woman. It’s @DrRuthBird from #SMACCdub (She turned down free beer, paid for by @precordialthump, in order to talk to me and thus talk to you.) Sport! More sport! The Rio Olympics are in full flow. The European Football season has started. That means thousands and thousands of people all crammed…

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Filed under: FOAMEd, SMACCDUB Tagged: ruth-bird, SMACCDUB