Archive for February 2019

Coming Soon - our next Profile in Urgent Care will feature Dr Claire Russell.  

We learn about Claire's Journey to Urgent Care via Emergency Medicine and Rural General Practice, whilst also pursuing a love of sailing, travel and adventure.  We learn how with the right team you can take on the world and how that team might not be what convention or the establishment expects.

 

Please check out the link here to the trailer for the Movie Documentary - Maiden.  This film charts the remarkable journey that Claire was a part of in the 1989 Whitbread around the world race. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AecVJ3Br4zc

 

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Indomitable by Elliot Middleton

 

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Welcome to this week's Urgent Bite.  Today we ask the question - do you prescribe an antidepressant on the first visit to an Urgent Care?

An evidence based first consultation for depression: 9 Key messages - https://bjgp.org/content/68/669/200.long

Effective Management of Depression in Primary Care: a review of the literature - https://bjgpopen.org/content/1/2/BJGP-2016-0641

 

Many Thanks to Professor Bruce Arroll for sharing his story.

 

For lots of primary care relevant online learning resources check out the Goodfellow unit - https://www.goodfellowunit.org

 

Those of you with a keen eye on the diary will notice this was the last Friday of the Month.  Due to the short Month we will be releasing Episode 7 next Friday - technically the 1st March I know, but we do live in the future here in NZ.

 

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Full Grip by ScoreSquad

 

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Welcome to this week's Urgent Bite.  Today we look at a recent open access article in the BMJ that looked at using a scribe to increase throughput and doctors productivity in the Emergency Department.  Could these be cost effective in Urgent Care?  Would they help you be more efficient?  Let us know your thoughts.

https://www.bmj.com/content/364/bmj.l121

 

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Welcome to this week's Urgent Bite.  Today we look at the Pronator Quadratus Fat Pad Sign - an indicator of possible wrist fracture that is worth looking for on a lateral wrist radiograph.

Skeletal Radiology Article

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00256-012-1451-0

St Vincent's University Hospital Radiology Department Webpage

http://www.svuhradiology.ie/case-study/pronator-quadratus-fat-pad-sign/

 

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Welcome to this week's Urgent Bite.  Today we look at BPAC advice from October 2018 regarding the prescribing of Zopiclone and ask the question - Should we prescribe Zopiclone in Urgent Care?

https://bpac.org.nz/report/snippet/zopiclone.aspx

 

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