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School Teachers: The Forgotten Frontline Workers of COVID-19

School teachers have been hit hard by COVID-19. Since the start of 2020, teaching roles and demands have changed significantly. One key change was the rapid addition of new online methods of teaching. This was crucial to cater for students still in the classroom and those who had to learn at home during lockdowns or quarantine.

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Recent articles

Music as therapy – and not just for us!
Music as therapy – and not just for us!
Dr Cathy Fraser

“What a night...we needed it!” This was one of many responses to a musical soiree I held at our home on a Sunday evening in late May. The flood in expressions of gratitude reflected how much we all valued playing and reconnecting. This was an inaugural event, an idea to get some of our Musicus Medicus members together again.

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Emergencies in General Practice
Emergencies in General Practice
Dr Simon Morgan

Kids have been falling out of trees ever since there were kids (and trees). As a result, head trauma has been a common childhood injury for millennia.

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Perioperative Anaphylaxis
Perioperative Anaphylaxis
Crystal Smith

Once anaphylaxis has been identified, immediate treatment is required to stop the allergic cascade from producing histamines, prostaglandins and cytokines, and manage the effects of these agents. Management will include immediate treatment, refractory management and post crisis management.

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Writing Our Stress Away
Writing Our Stress Away
Dr Jan Orman

As you may know, I’m a big fan of writing as a stress management tool. There’s even evidence to support the idea!

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Why you should use an ABCDE approach to patient assessment
Why you should use an ABCDE approach to patient assessment
Susan Helmrich

The ABCDE approach is the most recognised tool for rapid patient assessment, it allows us to recognise life-threatening conditions early and provides a systematic method that focuses on identifying problems and implementing critical interventions in a timely manner.

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Helping new mums during COVID
Helping new mums during COVID
Dr Jan Orman

We’ve all had to step up during COVID – some of us more than others. This is how one small not-for-profit in Sydney is doing its bit.

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Tips for integrating digital mental health into clinical practice
Tips for integrating digital mental health into clinical practice
Katie Dobinson

In late 2020, I was lucky enough to start in a new role at The Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety & Depression (CRUfAD) at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney. This was the year in which there were many challenges and barriers to accessing mental health care, as we all faced the extreme uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Working Towards Wellbeing – Mental Health Skills Videos for the Time Poor
Working Towards Wellbeing – Mental Health Skills Videos for the Time Poor
Dr Jan Orman

Do you ever struggle with explanations around mental health interventions? Do you need to learn some interventions that may be useful in your own life?

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Blended Learning in Resuscitation: Combining Online Learning with Practical Hands-On Training
Blended Learning in Resuscitation: Combining Online Learning with Practical Hands-On Training
Crystal Smith

The increasing use of technology and move into online learning options has expanded the options for delivering education, including resuscitation education. Theory can now be delivered in high quality and engaging modes, and allow educators to focus on the practical skills that are necessary in resuscitation.

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