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paracetamol overdose 2012 guidelines

Paracetamol 2012: less means more

2012 update on guidelines for the management of paracetamol overdose in the ED. St.Emlyn’s. Review and critque.

Clinical skills – Does anyone use Ophthalmoscopes anymore?

How well do doctors use Ophthalmoscopes in the emergency department

Do your bit for Africa, review for AfJEM

A request for help from AFEM, the African Federation for Emergency Medicine for reviews for the African Journal of Emergency Medicine.

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You Snooze, You Ooze: Anticoagulants and Minor Head Injury

We’re lucky to have NICE guidelines in the UK.  A couple of years ago, on a visit to the US, one of my collaborators from the US mentioned how jealous he was that we have

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More than a Spot Check?: Meningococcal Septicaemia at St.Emlyn’s

More than a Spot Check – What does the NICE Quality Standard for bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicemia in children and young people mean for the Emergency Dept? Who’s that now? If you work in

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Are they laughing at me? Aortic dissection in the ED.

As the world becomes smaller and our populations more multicultural (Yes I am a “Lefty” Mr Burley)… so communication in our emergency departments becomes even more crucial. Last week whilst working in the UK, I

JC: Journals are dead: Long live the Journal Club

“The report of my death was an exaggeration” Mark Twain Just a quicky and a link out to our guide on Emergency Medicine Journal Clubs. Despite the rumours of the imminent demise of all medical

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The Olympics and the ED physician

It’s a great week to be British. Bradley Wiggins wins the tour and we are just a few short days away from the greatest show on Earth – the Olympics I mean. (Ed – don’t

Fracture of the Talus

Giving bad feedback or giving feedback badly?

The problems of giving feedback in the ED. How to handle clinical error in the emergency department.

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EM as a career? Yeah, but no……

  I have too many jobs! Amongst other tasks I manage the foundation program for junior docs at my large university teaching hospital. I’m effectively responsible for getting them through the two years of their

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