Category: Human factors

Things that scare me: Ross Fisher at #smaccDUB and St.Emlyn’s

  This blog post explains the background to my talk in Dublin at the SMACC conference. This talk, entitled ‘Things that scare me’ is a waypoint on a journey that I’ve personally experienced. I believe

Soft skills in simulation: EuSEM 2016. St.Emlyn’s

I was delighted to speak at the European Society of Emergency Medicine in Vienna this year. One talk is with the Young Emergency Medicine Doctors (YEMD) group on the use of teaching simulation for ‘soft

I’m all about the Bayes, ’bout the Bayes, no treble

Who knew that the Reverend Thomas Bayes would be such a prominent figure in pop culture?! Ignore the spelling error in the title of the song, we know who she is really singing about.  I

#smaccAIRWAY – Airway Masterclass at #smaccDUB

  In its 4th iteration at SMACC this year, the airway workshop was held twice – in the morning and afternoon. It was essentially a masterclass in what is being developed and implemented regarding airway

Are you as good as you think you are? St.Emlyn’s at SMACC

With just one week to go before the much anticipated SMACC conference in Dublin the St.Emlyn’s team are prepping, packing and pontificating through our final presentations and plans for what looks to be a fantastic

Overconfidence in the ED

If you have ever worked as or with a doctor, you’ve probably encountered something called a multi-source feedback form, or a “360 appraisal”. It is part of the process for junior doctors to progress to

An Englishman in South Africa: Robert Lloyd at St.Emlyn’s

The greatest honour of my career thus far is being asked to speak at ICEM 2016 in Cape Town. My talk was titled ‘A UK Trainee’s Lessons From the Western Cape’. This blog post compliments

A Little Respect: Polarised Perspectives in the Emergency Department

The only assumption we, as healthcare professionals, should be making about one another in the workplace setting is that we are each aspiring to provide the very best care for our patients. Is mutual respect too

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The Illusion of Frequency. Baader-Meinhof storm St.Emlyn’s

  Isn’t it strange how the incidence of certain pathologies always seems to increase right after you’ve read up on them? Think about it for a moment. At teaching, someone gives a presentation on aortic

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


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