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Aged or frail?

40. Aged or frail? – May 2015 There isn’t a whole lot that can be said to be going for getting old. The one thing anyone has that is undeniable though when they get old is that not everybody has […]

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38. Meningococcal infection

Meningococcal infection – May 2015 Meningococcal infections are deservedly amongst the most concerning of all in Australia. The bacteria that causes it, Neisseria meningitides, or meningococcus to its friends, is difficult to pass on and uncommonly problematic. But when it […]

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7. The façade of caring

Paramedic professionalism and moral quandaries – May 2015 The young girl before me was a mess. Her face swollen almost twice normal, a horrid abstract of blue, red and purple. If she was normally pretty, you couldn’t tell now. If […]

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32. Acute spinal injury

32. Acute spinal injury – May 2015 Acute spinal injury can be one of the most debilitating traumatic injuries. Just as there can be a challenge identifying when trauma to the head is serious, so too can working out what […]

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