Tag: St.Emlyn’s

VTE masterclass with Dan Horner at #RCEM15

You don’t need me to tell you that VTE is a huge problem. 10 million cases worldwide, a cost to the NHS of £466,000,000 and half a million European deaths every year spell it out.

#RCEM15. St.Emlyn’s preview

There are just a few days to go until the first (yes the very first) Royal College of Emergency Medicine conference right here at the home of St.Emlyns in Virchester (well Manchester to be precise).

JC: Self extrication vs. assisted extrication. St.Emlyn’s

The last 2 years have seen the agreed wisdom of spinal immobilisation challenged. We have seen a paradigm shift in our attitude towards the use of cervical collar with some prehospital services now removing the

Communicating terrible news: Can we do it better? Liz Crowe at St.Emlyn’s

  It’s every health professional’s most dreaded task to have to communicate difficult news to desperate patients, friends and relatives; particularly when someone has died. Think about this clinical case and ask yourself what you

Lactate = LactHATE

  Like many others who attended SMACC earlier this year I returned home dazed and confused about the significance of lactate in the septic patient.  So like any good (aspiring to be) evidence-based medicine practitioner,

Update on RCEM curriculum mapping

The permanent page for this post can be found by clicking here. If you are a trainee or trainer in the Royal College of Emergency Medicine  (RCEM) then you should be familiar with the curriculum.

Free #FOAMed based courses at St.Emlyn’s. The next step in shared learning

Before #FOAMed was invented the St.Emlyn’s team were already deeply immersed in online learning. Back in 2005 we began using a moodle platform to teach our junior doctors online such that we did not have

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).

#SMACCUS: A Trainee Perspective

If you’re reading this blog then I am sure you are aware that last week Chicago played host to the super-galactic conference that is SMACC. Equally, I am sure you have read summary upon summary

#smaccUS Day 2 and 3 round up. St.Emlyn’s

We had the greatest aspirations at #smaccUS to put a podcast out every night, honestly we really did. We had plans, microphones, people, aspirations and desire. Sadly there is also the issue of reality and

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