• 21 Feb, 2021
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CPR training Better Safe Than Sorry The very funny true story of how I attempted CPR, but broke the patients legs, emptied the patient's orifices of bodily fluids, broke all their ribs, but maybe just saved their life (or so I'd like to think). read more
Births, Deaths and Miscarriages The story of a junior doctor working a busy weekend in a district hospital read more
Lightening Strike Lightening Strikes Twice! Lightening strikes are literally 1 per million events. So I was shocked (ahem) recently when I had two presentations in the same day! Learn what to do about lightening strikes from a doctor caught in a freak storm. read more

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brief reviews dilip wickremasinghe Brief Reviews – Aortic Dissection Another excellent 3-minute brief review video looks at the medical management of aortic dissection. By Dr Dilip Wickremasinghe. read more
brief reviews dilip wickremasinghe Brief Reviews – Hypertensive Emergency Part I Welcome to the second Brief Review with Dr Dilip! These 3-minute short videos take a quick look at an interesting or unusual emergency department presentation. read more
brief reviews dilip wickremasinghe Introducing: Brief reviews Brief Reviews are a new set of video blogs, brought to you by Dr Dilip Wickremasinghe. Each week, Dilip will take you through an interesting or unusual emergency presentation and its management – in bite-sized three minute chunks! read more
Drug name meme Drug Name Meme Pun Lockdown Fun! A bit of light hearted lockdown fun. Highlight the clues and answers to reveal them! Clue Really big clue Answer Day 0 - Example Clue Really big clue Answer You might prescribe this for AF [highlight above to reveal] River - Ox - A Ban [highlight above to reveal] Rivaroxaban! [highlight above to reveal] Day 1… read more
Hey – I just met you, and this is crazy, but you’ve got Tetanus, so take this Ig A 65 year old male presents to the Emergency Department with a 3-day history of worsening, painful stiff neck. He reports that he is not able to sleep due to the pain and has seemingly very limited ROM of his neck from the end of the bed. He also reports night sweats, and has a… read more
almostadoctor app competition Win a free copy of the almostadoctor app! *COMPETITION HAS ENDED* Thanks to everyone who entered, this competition has now ended. Congratulations to the app competition winners: Buhle Mbeje (via twitter) and Nimai Vadgama and April Mckay via Facebook. I'll be in touch via messages on Facebook and pm via twitter. For everyone else, sorry you missed out this time, and good luck with… read more