How to perform PIVC insertion

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We hope you enjoy the video produced by the RPBG with a combined effort from Medical Illustrations, The Department of Anaesthesia, The Education Centre, Infectious Prevention and Management Unit, and various Nursing volunteers. This is aiming to standardise technique, improve safety, and mitigate the risk associated with PIVCs.      <span class=”mce_SELRES_start” style=”width: 0px; line-height: […]

The hospital health check

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Hospital Health Check survey is open for 2018. The annual Hospital Health Check (HHC) has become a significant survey of issues affecting Doctors in Training (DiTs) in WA and a key tool for advocating on behalf of junior doctors in the WA health system. The survey becomes more relevant from year to year as the […]

Communicating medical science: the pathway from discovery to mass media

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Dr Chris Smith – the Naked Scientist – “Science stripped down to its bare essentials” – is presenting at this weeks grand round to talk about science communication. Dr Smith is an internationally renowned science communicator by radio and podcast, who broadcasts in many countries, including in Australia on Radio National breakfast each week, and […]

ROTEM

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Increasingly we are using ROTEM to determine the type and appropriate management of coagulopathy. What is ROTEM? Viscoelastic testing of patient blood clots – these properties correlate with quality of clotting ability of whole blood. Why is it useful? Haemostasis is a fine balance of pro coagulantion factors, inhibitory, fibrinolysis and cellular components. How do […]