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 ten 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

Developing a “Leadership Portfolio” in your ED. St.Emlyn’s

The majority of my “day job” is taken up with being the “Clinical Lead” for University Hospital Southampton Emergency Department (ED). This is one of those job roles in clinical management that is usually ranked

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 feel

Critical Appraisal Nuggets – The St.Emlyn’s CAN Podcast

Critical Appraisal of the medical literature is a key part of the armamentarium of a good Emergency Physician, not just to pass tricky exams, but also to stay up to date with new evidence. We are

Thrombolysis in PE – Building a talk for SMACC.

  There’s an intoxicating combination of excitement and fear when you get an email asking you to speak at SMACC. You know that the standard demanded is exceptionally high, but there is a thrill that

Induction to Emergency Medicine – St Emlyn’s Resources

Over the past few years I am very proud to say that as a team at St Emlyn’s we haven’t just focused on the exciting parts of emergency medicine, but our blogs and podcasts have

Time to Look Up? St.Emlyn’s

I am a big advocate of social media. Many of the best opportunities I have been given have been as a result of connections made online. I have learnt so much from Twitter, blog posts

The European Guideline on Management of Major Bleeding – are you in or out?

After my recent, hugely enjoyable, trip to Austria and attendance at the “notfallmedizin 2016” where, as well as doing a talk about FOAMed, I chaired a session on “Volume and Coagulation” I became aware that

FOAM: More Than Just Froth? @docib at #AGN2016

This week, Iain is in Austria speaking at #AGN2016. He’ll be trying to improve his non-existent German while attempting to convince our Austrian colleagues that FOAM is more than just froth. Here’s sort of what

St Emlyn’s at the London Trauma Conference – Day 3

The final day of the London Trauma Conference 2014 concentrated on pre-hospital emergency medicine and air ambulance operations. The day was hosted by the Norwegian Air Ambulance and had a mix of Scandinavian and international

St Emlyn’s at the London Trauma Conference – Day 1

The press in the UK get rather a bad, well, press. According to Hugh Grant and others the media has rather a lot to answer for, whether it’s phone hacking or misreporting and celebrity hyperbole,


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