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Strengthening Your Communication: St.Emlyn’s

If there is one skill that we must all continue to grow and develop it is our communication skills. Communication drives the way we interact with the world and the way the world interacts and

Wait Time: Why Silence Matters in Medical Education

Questions, Questions, Questions Over the last fifteen years I’ve noticed that the more I learn about medicine, the more I realise I really know very little and the more questions I ask. There was a

Making ED Visits Easier for Children

Having attended the ICEM2016 conference in Cape Town a few days ago, I came across a new concept championed by PEM physicians from all over the world: the Paediatric Marketplace. If you do not know

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Speak Up! Have your say on the NICE guidance for Major Trauma

A draft of the NICE guidance on assessment and management of major trauma was released this morning for stakeholder consultation. If you work in a major trauma centre, in a trauma unit – or in any

Understanding grief with Liz Crowe: St. Emlyn’s

Liz Crowe and Iain Beardsell recently podcasted on grief in the ED. A tricky subject but one that will touch all of us at some point in our careers. The podcast has been really well

#CommunicatED 1: Discharge & Safety Netting in ED

#CommunicatED is a series on core communication topics in the ED. What do we mean by safety netting? Safety netting is a term used to describe the advice we give to patients or their relatives

Obi Wan’s Guide to Emergency Medicine. Rich Carden at St.Emlyn’s

Ok, so Obi Wan Kenobi, to my knowledge, never actually practiced emergency medicine, although he had some pretty awesome Jedi skills that would work a treat in the ED.  For those of you unfamiliar with

JC – Just Checking: Do Follow-Up Phone Calls Reduce Reattendance to PED?

Lots of patients we see in the ED do not require hospital admission and this is especially true of the paediatric ED where children often attend with parents seeking advice for management of viral illnesses or treatment

Pain and Suffering in the ED – the talk and the inside story

The Talk The Audio The Inside Story It was in July 2013 when I first received an email from Chris Nickson at SMACC headquarters asking if I was going to SMACC Gold and would I

Driving children to distraction: Techniques for the PED

We’ve had some great recent posts at St. Emlyn’s on the use of ketamine and LAT gel for children undergoing procedures in the Emergency Department. In this post I’m going to discuss something quite simple, but potentially

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