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Getting your chest pain evaluation right: #UMECS16

Last week, while Iain was giving a keynote lecture in Austria, I was also heading for distant shores to speak about chest pain evaluation at a special conference set up by the legendary Amal Mattu:

Emergency medicine, a risky business part 7: Risk proximity

Risk proximity is an important concept. In simple terms it just describes the time from an event happening and the risk potentially occuring. It’s not something that we often think about in the emergency department,

Information Overload – Keeping Up-To-Date at #RCEM15

This might be a familiar sight to you – this is the mail tray of one of my colleagues. I usually get my EMJs out of the wrapper but only about 24h before the next

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Better Than Cure? Public Health in the ED at #RCEM15

Is public health a problem in the UK? Well, prior to this year’s general election, healthcare and the NHS were consistently top concern for voters. But the public are worried and confused – 5 of the

Get the Best from Your Rest – Sleep Hygiene at St Emlyn’s

Sleep is absolutely one of my favourite things in the world. It can also be one of the most elusive. Almost all ED docs, by necessity, work some sort of shift pattern. Given that pretty

JC The REVERT trial: Dip or doom for SVT in the Emergency Department?

SVT (supraventricular tachycardia) is something we see a lot of in Emergency Medicine.  Any emergency physician will tell you exactly how satisfying it is to treat a patient with SVT.  There must be close to a

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Speak Up! Have your say on the NICE guidance for Major Trauma

A draft of the NICE guidance on assessment and management of major trauma was released this morning for stakeholder consultation. If you work in a major trauma centre, in a trauma unit – or in any

JC: Gadgets and Gizmos for gaining IV access in kids. St.Emlyn’s

If you have heard the St.Emlyn’s team talk about innovation then you will know that we have a healthy scepticism for technology. Technology is great of course and we love gadgets as much as the

Free #FOAMed based courses at St.Emlyn’s. The next step in shared learning

Before #FOAMed was invented the St.Emlyn’s team were already deeply immersed in online learning. Back in 2005 we began using a moodle platform to teach our junior doctors online such that we did not have

The North West Emergency Medicine Regional Research Symposium 2015

On Thursday 23rd July we held our annual North West Emergency Medicine Regional Research Symposium. This is an opportunity to celebrate some of the fantastic Emergency Medicine research going on around Greater Manchester. And this

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