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Can you get the doctors to work faster!!! St.Emlyn’s

You get an email from Sister Astir….   ‘Hi Simon, You need to have a word with Dr Dawdling please. He hardly saw any patients yesterday and there was a massive wait in minors. The

PACE with @HarrisCPD

        Just a quick blog post today with a link out to a great #FOAMing pre-hospital paramedic. It was a delight to share thoughts on graded assertiveness with Matthew. We  looked at

JC: HEMS doesn’t work – at least not for the Dutch

Dutch HEMS from wikipedia We all love helicopters, don’t we 🙂 We love the idea of swooping from the sky to save a patient at the moment of near death before whisking them off to

NHS Change day, FOAM in action with Damian Roland

I am delighted to have another guest blogger at St.Emlyn’s. If you are FOAM +ve you will already know Damian who has done sterling work to promote learning through social media in Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Testing, Testing… Making Feedback More Than Just Noise

When I give training workshops for the student charity Medsin one of my favourite sessions is conflict resolution. Don’t get me wrong – I am no more capable of giving a solution for world peace in

Are you sure that’s allergic?? Angioedema in Scarbrough

A guest blog from an old friend and colleague from the the other side of the Pennines. Andy Volans is consultant in Emergency Medicine in the seaside town of Scarborough, Yorkshire. A lovely part of

Christmas 2012 style: Away in a Resus Trolley, No Crib for a Bed

It’s that time of year again, when we proclaim peace and goodwill to all, light up our homes with crazy Christmas lights, plaster the walls with Christmas cards, drink mulled wine and eat enough turkey,

JC: Clopidogrel + head injury = CT?

We already know that patients taking warfarin are at very high risk of intracranial haemorrhage (ICH) after head injury, and that delayed bleeds aren’t so uncommon either.  In fact, we’ve even discussed whether such patients

The #FOAMtastic 2012 top ten from St.Emlyn’s

As 2012 draws to a close I have reflected with the  St.Emlyn’s team on a year that has transformed our view of social media, medical education, critical care and emergency medicine. However, let us not

JC: Blunderbuss antibiotics in sepsis??

So, JC time again. Today, someone chose this paper from CCM regarding antibiotic monotherapy compared against an empirical combination strategy for treatment of severe sepsis. So hot off the press it has not even been

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