An Awful case and pun.

A 70yo woman presents to ED with the following lesions which have been present for 2 weeks now and have steadily progressed from small raised areas into the large, painful areas seen below with moderate amounts of necrosis. The patient had presented … [Continue reading]

NZ medical workforce data.

The latest NZ residents doctors association newsletter included some interesting statistics regarding the current medical workforce. Of interest are the average age of the SMOs/Consultants/Attendings working in the various fields. The … [Continue reading]

Assault in hospital.

Sadly assaults both verbal and physical  are a common occurance in hospitals around the world. A recent survey in the NZMJ confirms the amazing prevelance. Nurses are more at risk than doctors as they spend more time in promixity to patients. With … [Continue reading]