Category: Public Health

Monkeypox has arrived. Is the panic justified? St Emlyn’s

This blog provides a rapid update on the diagnosis and management of the emerging infection ‘MonkeyPox’. If you want the short answer to the question then it’s no. Don’t panic, but do read on to

Party hard in the UK: Ecstacy and more in #Virchester. St Emlyn’s

The onset of late spring in the UK marks the start of festival season. Dancing in fields for enjoyment likely goes back to prehistory and pagan fertility (of crops, animals, and humans) rituals. Whilst Morris

JC: One Too Many?

That your “drunk” patient with presumed alcohol intoxication is not simply drunk but in fact has a different, potentially life-threatening cause for their reduced conscious level is a lesson best learned early in the Emergency

HIV screening in the ED. When, who and why. St.Emlyn’s

Are you feeling upset that this post is not about something really cool like ECMO, laryngoscopy or RSIs? Well maybe you are and that’s OK. A lot of #FOAMed is about the really top end

RCEM ASC 2017 – Update on the TiLLI study

It is the week of the annual scientific conference for the Royal College of Emergency Medicine again. As usual the St Emlyns team is in the thick of it and when someone mentioned clots I

Taking a travel history in the ED by StEmlyns

  Clinical scenario: A young man returns from Thailand where he spent two weeks in rural areas backpacking, rafting, mountain climbing before he starts university back home in Scotland. He has returned to the UK

Are you PrEP-d for your Saturday night? St.Emlyn’s

6 Background:I have tried to write this post using non-medical jargon and I’ve not expanded so much on the background medical evidence. I am hoping that this post will be disseminated outside of our usual

How is your eating hygiene at work?

  This blog post is the latest release from the StE team around clinicians’ wellbeing. We often forget that despite being superheroes on a daily basis (we save lives after all – let us celebrate it)

The Big Questions in Emergency Medicine from SMACC Dublin

The Big Questions in Emergency Medicine. What’s our future? SMACC Dublin

I was thrilled to kick off the EM stream at SMACC Dublin this year with a presentation on the big questions, in other words the strategic future, ofEmergency Medicine. This was an idea we put

The BIG questions in EM. Part 1 – Demographics. St.Emlyn’s

The open door of the emergency department is both a blessing and curse. As emergency physicians we pride ourselves on the ability to see, assess, diagnose and (initially at least) manage whatever the world can

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