Tag: FOAMed

JC: The Impact of Rudeness on Medical Team Performance

  I expect that some people will be offended by the image above. That’s the point though, images, attitudes, initial impressions are powerful drivers of how we feel and behave. What we as team members

Thinking the Unthinkable: Child Protection in the Emergency Department

That people in a position of trust could intentionally injure, abuse or neglect children is almost unthinkable but it is a reality in the day-to-day practice of the Emergency Department1. Unfortunately, not only is it

Apparent Life Threatening Events in Babies – Trouble BRUEing

  Whenever I start to think about teaching on a paediatric subject, I feel like I should open with a reminder that being a parent is HARD. It’s REALLY HARD. Especially for first-time parents with newborn

Strengthening Your Communication: St.Emlyn’s

If there is one skill that we must all continue to grow and develop it is our communication skills. Communication drives the way we interact with the world and the way the world interacts and

#FOAMed on prescription. St.Emlyn’s

#FOAMed on prescription is something we have been doing for some time in the Virchester ED. It’s a way of cementing the sort of just in time learning that we excel at. For example we

JC: Do we always need a whole body CT in trauma? St.Emlyn’s

The whole body CT has become a commonplace strategy for trauma in the UK. When a trauma patient is in your emergency room, it’s a quick and accurate detection method for most injuries. The primary

JC: Helmets or masks for NIV. St.Emlyn’s

We use a lot of NIV in Virchester. It’s a great technique that can be started in the emergency department as a supportive therapy or as a bridge to intubation and ICU care. The machines

Gambling with the evidence workshop resouces. SmaccDUB

The SmaccDUB conference is upon us. The worlds of social media, critical care, prehospital care and emergency medicine are descending on the emerald isle’s capital for four days of intensive learning and networking. This is

Are you as good as you think you are? St.Emlyn’s at SMACC

With just one week to go before the much anticipated SMACC conference in Dublin the St.Emlyn’s team are prepping, packing and pontificating through our final presentations and plans for what looks to be a fantastic

Managing Acute Behavioural Disturbance

  A 31 year old gentleman is wheeled into your resuscitation room by two paramedics and four police officers. You were pre-alerted five minutes ago that you would be receiving an agitated man who was found in

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