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Trent Yarwood

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Cairns, Queensland https://yarwood.id.au

Trent is an infectious diseases physician, fencer, antibiotic steward, computer geek and father. In a perfect world, he'd have more time to do all bar the first.

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myHR Summary

I've been doing a bit of media about myHealthRecord this week, and have been burning up Twitter with my posts, so I thought I'd compile a summary post as a reference - particularly as I'm back at work next week and won't be as available. Audio 2018-07-16:  The case for 
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Fi FOI Fo Fum

One of my (Scottish-born) work colleagues is a bit scathing about the Australian Outrage cycle - something is in the media, people howl at the moon about it, and then the media cycle moves on and yesterday's most terrible thing is forgotten in light of the new outrage. He may 
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Down the Memory Hole

Thanks to all of you for the kind words about my advocacy on #myHealthRecord over the last couple of weeks. If you've been living under a rock, you can see my thoughts over at this post. Those of you who have been paying attention will be aware that some of 
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Six Healths

I went to Brisbane recently, where I was asked to speak at Antimicrobials 2018 - the annual scientific meeting of the Australian Society for Antimicrobials. I've posted my presentation here. It will also be up on ASA's website soon. I was given the not-at-all-broad topic of "2017: The year in 
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For Change's Sake

I periodically get asked if I'm aware of the evidence surrounding routinely changing intravenous catheters (aka cannulae aka "drips") vs leaving them in until they need changing because they start to get sore or red or otherwise stop working (known as changing them "when clinically indicated"). I find that it's usually 
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Truth to Power

Note:  This is an update to a draft blog post I've had sitting, unpublished for quite a while, which I began writing after the Digital Health Strategy was published back in August.  New stuff is at the bottom.   It's been a busy couple of weeks in the digital health 
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Good Data Workshop

I flew to Brisbane on Wednesday to attend the the "Pathways to Good Data" workshop at my old stomping ground, QUT. It was organised by the team of Angela Daly (twitter), Kate Devitt (Twitter) and Monique Mann (twitter), and the Future Wise team put in a strong attendance with both Kate and Justin being 
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Trent's Laws of Consultancy

The first piece of advice one of my bosses gave me when I became an advanced trainee in infectious diseases was "don't give any infection control advice without checking with the infection control nurses".  It's still good advice, and I pass it on to all my registrars now, more than 
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Finish the course?

You may have seen me complaining on this blog about science reporting and the misreporting of headlines before, as well as the unintended consequences of people running off their jaws. They're links, so I'll wait while you catch up. Thanks to Amy Coopes and Stu Annells for pinging me this article 
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The "Evils" of Socialised Medicine

You might have seen a story doing the rounds about a shortage of a couple of antibiotics - metronidazole and vancomycin.  Stripped of some of the sensationalist language, it's actually not a bad coverage of an important issue.  Sorting this issue out at the level of our local hospital took 
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