GMC Guidance on social media use by doctors. St.Emlyn’s

Firstly apologies for the slow updates of late. I am ‘away from the desk’ so to speak, having a lovely time and all, but there are certain restrictions on internet access! Anyway……..the GMC guidance has

Making a referral with Iain Beardsell @ St.Emlyn’s

One of the many highlights of SMACC2013 was meeting like-minded colleagues who are passionate about education and social media. Iain Beardsell is a UK emergency physician based in Southampton. Iain has put together the SEMEP

What, where and who is St.Emlyn’s?

What where and who is St.Emlyn’s? I have recently been asked about St.Emlyn’s and Virchester. Many people have suggested that this is a mythical place, but whilst the standard of care is indeed magical at

JC The end of the road for colloids in sepsis??? St.Emlyn’s

Are colloids more effective than crystalloids in reducing death in people who are critically ill or injured? Updated Perel P, Roberts I, Ker K Published Online: February 28, 2013 So it looks as though Cochrane

Paediatric Arrest: But What About the Parents?

“Standby call please: 19 month old male, cardiac arrest…”   They are the words I half expect whenever the red phone rings between 6 and 7am, words which strike both fear and dread into the

Emergency Medicine, a risky business Part 5. Does a correct diagnosis mean that the therapy will work?

Emergency Medicine: A risky business part 5. Does a correct diagnosis mean that the therapy will work? In the previous post in this series around diagnostics we have looked at how the performance of most

Perimortem C-section at St.Emlyn’s

There are a few blog posts that seem to stick in the mind more than others, and certainly ones that I direct colleagues back to on a regular basis. One of these for me (and

Teamwork in Resus: Just Like Football?

A few weeks ago I was reading the most excellent Resus Room Management blog.  It’s seriously awesome and you should check it out.  [I’ve decided that all this social media engagement has made me sound

Case of the week: Oedipism at St.Emlyn’s

This case from Virchester is not one to read if you are of a nervous disposition. As always the case is hypothetical to illustrate the learning points (see note below on St.Emlyn’s cases).   The

JC: Milk for refractory migraines?

Every day is a school day in Virchester! When you thought you had heard everything about Propofol with recent media cover over the unfortunate event involving a pop star, a paper from Iran suggest that


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