All posts by Rick Body

Professor Richard Body MB ChB, FRCEM, PhD is Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Manchester. He is honorary Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Manchester Foundation trust. He is also the Group Director of Research & Innovation at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, which is the largest NHS trust in England. His research interests include diagnostics, cardiac disease and the philosophy of emergency medicine. He is an acclaimed international speaker on cardiac diagnostics . He can be found on Twitter as @richardbody

Cardiology Case 04: An unusual ECG

Here we go with another Cardiology Case at St. Emlyn’s.  If you haven’t already, check out the other cases in this series: Cardiology case 01 Cardiology case 02: ST depression, no rush? Cardiology case 03: Are

JC: Plasma-lyte or Saline in Trauma? St. Emlyn’s

We’ve been having debates about what fluids to use in trauma and sepsis for about as long as – well – about as long as we’ve had fluids.  We’ve had quite a bit of dogma going round,

Leadership pearls from Stephen Covey part 1: Be proactive

There are some books you read that change your life. In this new series at St. Emlyn’s I’m going to tell you about one that changed mine – and I think there’s a good chance

The MACS Rule: Immediate ‘rule in’ and ‘rule out’ for suspected cardiac chest pain

This post is about a paper we published today in Heart – the result of more than 9 years of work – phew! Here’s a link to the paper (open access), which reports how we

Ethical Dilemmas in Emergency Medicine part 3: Is Primum non nocere timeless or ridiculous?

If you haven’t been following this series, you can also find part 1 and part 2 on the blog. Part 3: Primum, non nocere When I was a green young House Officer working stupidly long

Dystonia in the Emergency Department. St Emlyn’s

I’m sure we’ve all seen cases like this. A 25 year old lady walks in to the ED complaining of a swollen tongue. She can’t really talk, seems a bit anxious and is quite tearful.

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SMACC Gold: All Social Media, No Science?

It seems the whole medical world has gone all woolly and fluffy since Broadbeach was hit for six by #smaccGOLD. Everyone’s been so nice to each other, you can almost palpate the love. We’ve had

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JC: Paediatric Major Trauma Triage

There aren’t a lot of things in Emergency Medicine that are more important than managing paediatric major trauma.  St. Emlyn’s in Virchester is a Paediatric Major Trauma Centre, and it’s virtual catchment area is pretty

When pain relief is not enough in the Emergency Department. St.Emlyn’s

Treating pain in the Emergency Department is a skill, and a really important one.  Although we’d like to think otherwise, saving lives actually accounts for only a very small part of what we do as emergency physicians.  The

Cardiology Case 03: Are you missing the STEMI? St. Emlyn’s

It’s been a while since we had a Cardiology case at St. Emlyn’s.  If you haven’t already seen Cardiology cases 1 and 2, make sure you take a look. Check out our disclaimer too.  We