Category: Teamwork

The Weary Wander. St.Emlyn’s

After the joy and optimism of “Car Park Five” and it’s uplifting tunes I thought this should be balanced by something more reflective for the “Weary Wander” back to the car after a hectic shift

Let’s Get This Party Started. Starting at St.Emlyn’s

It’s that time of year in the UK again, when the last strawberry at Wimbledon has been consumed, village fetes offer cream teas to a brass band accompaniment and children discard school uniforms for six

Joe Lex – The Godfather of FOAM makes an offer you can’t refuse

One of the greatest things about the FOAM movement is how much it feels like a family. There’s a real willingness to share and contribute to one another which is really refreshing, an ethos captured

Who’s That Girl? Impostor Syndrome at #SMACCGold

I want to let you into a secret. I’m an impostor.   OK, that’s not quite true. I’m a 34-year-old (shock!) Emergency Medicine trainee with a penchant for karaoke and a passion for education, but

SimWars SMACCGold the trailer with St.Emlyn’s

Virchester is abuzz with preparations for SMACC Gold. In March this year the team will travel to the gold coast to take part in what is quite simply the best conference in the world (and

Miscommunication and Handover in the ED

Eavesdropping On my last set of night shifts I was reviewing a patient on our observation ward when I overheard the following nursing handover: “Mrs Jones is waiting for ophthalmology to close her eyelid wound.

There’s a vIP in the ED at St.Emlyn’s

The setting – Resus, The ED, St.Emlyn’s, Virchester The event – A major trauma team resuscitation, multiple stabbing to chest and abdo. The patient has arrived and you’re just about to head to CT. My

Attitude of Gratitude – Showing Some Love in the ED

There are many things I do which are stereotypically “British”: drinking tea, apologising instinctively (especially when it isn’t my fault), engaging in our national sport (queueing), becoming intensely irritated when other people fail to comply

London Emergency Medicine trainees conference part 1. #SimWars

As part of my rehab program to cure my PTSD following #SimWars in Australia, (Ed – which we won), snakes and a rather challenging Roger Harris sandwich I was invited to take part as a

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.

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