All posts by Iain Beardsell

Dr Iain Beardsell. MBChB (Birm), DipIMC (RCS Ed), FRCEM is section lead for podcasts and Lesson Plans. Editorial Board Member St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. He is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at University Hospital Southampton and a Consultant in Pre Hospital Emergency Medicine. Iain qualified in 1998 and over the past 20 years has trained and practiced medicine in major teaching hospitals both in the UK and overseas. He has been a consultant at University Hospital Southampton for the past thirteen years, including a three year term as the unit’s Clinical Director. UHS is the main Major Trauma Centre for the South Coast region of England as well as the eighth largest hospital in the UK. Iain is also a highly regarded advisor to television medical dramas, including Casualty and Good Karma Hospital. An acclaimed speaker, Iain has spoken at international conferences in Australia, Ireland, Austria and Germany as well as across the UK. You will find him on twitter as @docib

Top Tips from Ten Years of Trauma Team Leadership

I was incredibly privileged to be asked to speak at the RCEM CPD conference today in Bournemouth. This blog post details some of what was discussed with links to all the further resources that I

“Just In Case” in the ED – The ECG Thrust

There are many things that we do in Emergency Departments ‘just in case’. In this series we’ll be looking at some of these to see if we really do need to continue doing them in

Reflections on 2021 from St Emlyn’s

We asked each of the St Emlyn’s team for their reflections on 2021. We hope you have enjoyed the blog and podcast his year. Thank you, as ever, for all your support. With all best

November 2021 Podcast Round Up. St Emlyns

Iain is flying solo this month, with discussion about narrative story tellling, airway management in the ED and using pigtail catheters in management of haemothorax.  We hope all you all have a very happy Christmas

Preventing mid-life spontaneity becoming a crisis – SCAD as a serious cause of chest pain. St Emlyn’s

It’s the call that no healthcare professional wants to get… “Hi Mate. Sorry to bother you, it’s just Lucy has got some chest pain and doesn’t look great. Do you think I should take her

Hypocalcaemia, Trauma and Major Transfusion. St Emlyn’s

I’m writing this blog post after listening to the ever excellent Scott Weingart on the EMCrit podcast in discussion with the authors of this paper, to which I highly recommend you listen. Why bother to

Demystifying Adult Congenital Heart Disease in the ED – The Podcast from St Emlyn’s

This blog post accompanies a two part podcast series discussing Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) and how these patients may present to the Emergency Department (ED). Dr Sam Fitzsimmons, our guest on the podcast, is

St Emlyn’s Hierarchy of Wellbeing

Wellbeing is a very ‘trendy’ word in Medicine and seems to be the focus of many educational sessions (or even days), with some departments forming ‘Wellbeing Working Groups’. However, in this post please don’t worry

Anaphylaxis – A Guideline Update

Although this post is mainly about the new Anaphylaxis Guidelines published recently, please bear with me while we get a little nerdy with some physiology first… For anyone starting out in Emergency Care, diagnosing and

March 2021 Podcast Round Up (episode 187). St Emlyn’s

A discussion about all the latest from the St Emlyn’s blog, including a hot off the press article about vaccine induced thrombocytopenic thrombosis and the new FRCEM revision guide.  Simon and Iain also talk about the latest results from

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