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Miscommunication and Handover in the ED

Eavesdropping On my last set of night shifts I was reviewing a patient on our observation ward when I overheard the following nursing handover: “Mrs Jones is waiting for ophthalmology to close her eyelid wound.

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Human Factors cases with @JakemanNicola.

It was a privilige to meet Nicola Jakeman at the London EM trainee’s conference. She gave a great lecture on why it’s important for EM docs to understand Human Factors and was one of my

How to cope when your registrar knows more than you do. St.Emlyn’s

A few years ago…… Resus. 2300 hours. A man in his 60s is brought to the ED looking pretty sick. He is normally fit and well but has had a cough for the last week,

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

Can you get the doctors to work faster!!! St.Emlyn’s

You get an email from Sister Astir….   ‘Hi Simon, You need to have a word with Dr Dawdling please. He hardly saw any patients yesterday and there was a massive wait in minors. The

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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