Category: Public Health

How to prepare your ED for a MERS-CoV outbreak

Following a successful local collaborative Ebola campaign preparation last year, the team at Virchester ED have started preparing for the next outbreak of infectious disease that threatens our quiet shores: the Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

Are We Doing All We Can For Mental Health? St.Emlyn’s

Is Mental Health a Problem in the ED? Acute (and chronic) mental health issues in the ED, to me, represent one of the trickiest and perhaps most poorly dealt with presentations in Emergency Medicine.  I

PODCAST update with Mark Wilson on the GoodSAM app at the London Trauma Conference

    Earlier this year we published a blog on the GoodSAM app, a device developed by Mark Wilson and colleagues in London that has a real potential to save lives. Since then we have

JC: STI’s at Christmas. St.Emlyn’s

  We frequently get asked to do ‘a little bit more’ in the ED. Over the years we have been asked to screen for lots of conditions that may be opportunistically screened for, or which

Q&A with a Virologist: Ebola in the ED at St.Emlyn’s

This week Sarah Payne from the North East of England joins St.Emlyn’s. Sarah is no stranger to blogging and is a keen #FOAMed advocate as her bio below clearly shows. Specialty trainee in Emergency Medicine

Free Open Access RESUSCITATION – the GoodSamApp with Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson. One of the things I love about medicine is the cross-fertilisation of ideas and techniques from one discipline to another. I worry that as more subspecialisation occurs, cross-fertilisation will be lost.

Something for the weekend, Sir?

Super Furry Animals: really quite good music! In Virchester, it’s not uncommon for our Friday and Saturday night punters to arrive worse the wear for drink and/or drugs. Most EPs of any experience will be

What I do on my holidays, by Alan Grayson, aged 37 and a half. St.Emlyn’s

  The most amazing place in the world! Thanks to @TropicalEDdoc, @Lanafeld and @abc730 for the prompt for this.       [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/Lanafeld/status/304163541714354176″]   Drugs and music have always been a fairly potent combination.

Developing EM – ethical Emergency Medicine in Cuba. St.Emlyn’s

Lee Fineberg and Mark Newcombe are Emergency Physicians and Helicopter-Retrieval specialists from Australia, but more than that they seem to be a couple of top chaps who have devoted a great deal of time and

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The dangers of FOAM at St.Emlyn’s

#FOAM and #FOAMed have certainly captured the zeitgeist of emergency medicine but is foam always a good thing? It’s a question that we should ask and it seems that there are some answers in the

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