Emergency Care

June 2012

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Emergency Care

June 2012 Vol 41 (6) 353-448

This month's articles include survival radiology, cardiac life support, anaphylaxis, thermal burns, oral glucose tolerance testing, acute infective endophthalmitis and chlamydia testing.


Referrals to A&E

Changes over 5 years

Janice Charles, Lisa Valenti, Helena Britt


Recognition and management

Shelley J Kirkbright, Simon GA Brown

Thermal burns

Assessment and acute management in the general practice setting

Heather Cleland

Survival radiology for GPs

Sarah Skinner

Basic and advanced cardiac life support

What’s new?

Hugh JM Grantham, Ramanathan Narendranathan

Up front

Keeping it simple

Kath O’Connor

Letters to the editor


Oral glucose tolerance testing

Patrick J Phillips

Acute infective endophthalmitis

Case studies in ophthalmic emergencies

Neil Sharma


A guide to assessment and management

David Prince, Kesley Pedler, Prem Rashid

Vaccines and risk of lymphoedema

a case report of a breast cancer patient

Teresa Sze Mun Lee, Karl W Baumgart

Great toenail deformity

Case studies

Lígia Peralta, Paulo Morais

Iliac fossa pain in pregnancy

A case study

Rebecca Shields


A missed opportunity

Lessons learnt from a chlamydia testing observation study in general practice

Meredith Temple-Smith, Marie Pirotta, Jessica Kneebone, Kathleen McNamee, Christopher Fairley, Jade Bilardi, Jane Hocking

General practice research

Does gender affect the decision to participate?

Kay M Jones, Maureen E Dixon, John B Dixon

Community development

Improving patient safety by enhancing the use of health services

Fran Baum, Toby Freeman, Angela Lawless, Gwyneth Jolley

Registrar medical educators

Experiences in the Australian General Practice Training Program 2005–11

Georga Cooke, Emily Farrell


The Aboriginal Medical Service Redfern

Improving access to primary care for over 40 years

Elizabeth Marles, Cara Frame, Martin Royce

The ‘pet effect’

Health related aspects of companion

Bradley Smith

Back pages

Clinical challenge

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AFP Podcasts

Interviews June 2012

Basic and advanced cardiac life support - whats new?

Professor Hugh Grantham discusses the key messages from the latest Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines on basic and advanced life support.

Duration: 20 minutes 28 seconds
File size: 5MB

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Anaphylaxis - recognition and management

Professor Simon Brown discusses the recognition, assessment and evidence based management of anaphylaxis in the general practice setting.

Duration: 24 minutes 3 seconds
File size: 6MB

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Survival radiology for GPs

Dr Sarah Skinner outlines a structured approach to interpretation of common emergency X-rays.

Duration: 24 minutes 55 seconds
File size: 6MB

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