Tag Archive: Emergency Medicine

Using narrative learning and story telling in Emergency Medicine. St Emlyn’s

Some years ago I attended the first SMACC conference. It was special in many ways but it was an epiphany for me in my medical education journey. It opened my eyes to the possibilities of presenting data in styles that…
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We call it massiiiiiiivve. PE at St Emlyn’s

I have been asked to talk about the diagnosis of massive PE for the upcoming EUSEM congress in Glasgow this month. We have blogged on this before1, but it’s a thorny issue and one that is probably worth revisiting in…
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Equality and global health. What I learned from being a recovering racist…

Equality and global health

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 choreographed or acted (although I…
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JC: OOHCA and Airway management. Do we need a tube? St Emlyn’s

  If out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and outcome data is the topic, long is the list of research and passionate is the debate on every possible measurable outcome from pit crew CPR to methodology of compression delivery or the merits of…
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Moral Injury in Emergency and Pre-hospital care. Esther Murray on St Emlyn’s podcast

This week we recorded a podcast inspired by a recent publication in the EMJ. Esther Murray aka @EM_Healthpsych is a psychologist working in London. You can listen the podcast by clicking on the link below. Her recent paper on whether…
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JC: Intravenous fluid therapy in critically ill adults (review). St Emlyn’s

The use of Intravenous fluid therapy and the controversies around them have been a theme of the blog from the very beginning. From the early days when evidence increasingly pointed to the harms of starch based solutions1–5 through to one…
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Et tu, Brute? One mans battle with CESR. St Emlyn’s

Now a number of years ago now I took the decision to resign from my training programme. To cut a long story short I wasn’t happy. In fact I was totally miserable with almost everything and I was self destructing…
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