Tag: CC12

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

Road to… Nowhere? ED Implications of the Liverpool Care Pathway Review

If you haven’t seen recent UK media coverage of the review of the Liverpool Care Pathway I have to wonder where you’ve been. Nevertheless, I really don’t want to get involved in the historical facts

Do Emergency Physicians judge patients on race, sex, sexual orientation, weight, etc.? St. Emlyn’s

A few years back I picked up a book at the airport by a chap called Malcolm Gladwell, a rather famous writer it turns out and one familiar to many EPs who has produced some

What’s in a name? Romeo and Juliet at St.Emlyn’s

Juliet: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) Here at St.Emlyn’s we are interested in lots of things.

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

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