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Monkeypox has arrived. Is the panic justified? St Emlyn’s

This blog provides a rapid update on the diagnosis and management of the emerging infection ‘MonkeyPox’. If you want the short answer to the question then it’s no. Don’t panic, but do read on to

Equality and global health

Equality and global health. What I learned from being a recovering racist…

Sad action I admit I cried during the movie Wonder Woman.  I found the scene where Diana helps to liberate the villagers quite overwhelming; I still do.  I cried not because it was particularly well

Stemlyns rural South Africa

Time in rural South Africa as a UK trainee. St Emlyn’s.

Imagine if you will, a hypotensive alcoholic with active haematemesis and melaena, something they taught us in medical school, earning its own place in OSCEs and even a page in the cheese and onion.1 In

HIV screening in the ED. When, who and why. St.Emlyn’s

Are you feeling upset that this post is not about something really cool like ECMO, laryngoscopy or RSIs? Well maybe you are and that’s OK. A lot of #FOAMed is about the really top end

Are you PrEP-d for your Saturday night? St.Emlyn’s

6 Background:I have tried to write this post using non-medical jargon and I’ve not expanded so much on the background medical evidence. I am hoping that this post will be disseminated outside of our usual

The BIG questions in EM. Part 1 – Demographics. St.Emlyn’s

The open door of the emergency department is both a blessing and curse. As emergency physicians we pride ourselves on the ability to see, assess, diagnose and (initially at least) manage whatever the world can

All you need to know about CHEMSEX but never dared to ask… St.Emlyn’s

CHEMSEX and public health issues for the emergency department and physician.

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Better Than Cure? Public Health in the ED at #RCEM15

Is public health a problem in the UK? Well, prior to this year’s general election, healthcare and the NHS were consistently top concern for voters. But the public are worried and confused – 5 of the

How to prepare your ED for a MERS-CoV outbreak

Following a successful local collaborative Ebola campaign preparation last year, the team at Virchester ED have started preparing for the next outbreak of infectious disease that threatens our quiet shores: the Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

PODCAST update with Mark Wilson on the GoodSAM app at the London Trauma Conference

    Earlier this year we published a blog on the GoodSAM app, a device developed by Mark Wilson and colleagues in London that has a real potential to save lives. Since then we have

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