Tag: Emergency Medicine

NHS Change day, FOAM in action with Damian Roland

I am delighted to have another guest blogger at St.Emlyn’s. If you are FOAM +ve you will already know Damian who has done sterling work to promote learning through social media in Paediatric Emergency Medicine

The undertaker’s ring method. St.Emlyn’s

Just a quick post in reply to the post on Academic Life in Emergency Medicine where Michelle Lin and colleagues described how to remove a Tungsten ring by crushing it – they’re strong, but brittle

Testing, Testing… Making Feedback More Than Just Noise

When I give training workshops for the student charity Medsin one of my favourite sessions is conflict resolution. Don’t get me wrong – I am no more capable of giving a solution for world peace in

Are you sure that’s allergic?? Angioedema in Scarbrough

A guest blog from an old friend and colleague from the the other side of the Pennines. Andy Volans is consultant in Emergency Medicine in the seaside town of Scarborough, Yorkshire. A lovely part of

Christmas 2012 style: Away in a Resus Trolley, No Crib for a Bed

It’s that time of year again, when we proclaim peace and goodwill to all, light up our homes with crazy Christmas lights, plaster the walls with Christmas cards, drink mulled wine and eat enough turkey,

JC: Clopidogrel + head injury = CT?

We already know that patients taking warfarin are at very high risk of intracranial haemorrhage (ICH) after head injury, and that delayed bleeds aren’t so uncommon either.  In fact, we’ve even discussed whether such patients

The #FOAMtastic 2012 top ten from St.Emlyn’s

As 2012 draws to a close I have reflected with the  St.Emlyn’s team on a year that has transformed our view of social media, medical education, critical care and emergency medicine. However, let us not

JC: Blunderbuss antibiotics in sepsis??

So, JC time again. Today, someone chose this paper from CCM regarding antibiotic monotherapy compared against an empirical combination strategy for treatment of severe sepsis. So hot off the press it has not even been

The new oral anticoagulants – the good news – or is it?

  A new study in the BMJ this week suggests benefit from use of the new oral anticoagulants. This is of significance to those of us in UK emergency medicine involved in the diagnosis and initial treatment

A career in Emergency Medicine part 2 (b)

Interesting article in the BMJ this week about the crisis in recruitment and staffing in UK emergency departments. You can read the text here. Written by an independent journalist it seeks solutions to the current

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