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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

JC. ACS: Antiplatelets ACCOAST-ed?

Most people I talk to who work in Emergency or Acute Medicine hate chest pain.  Personally I think they’re crazy but I can see where they’re coming from.  Chest pain is the most common reason

Ethical dilemmas in Emergency Medicine Part 2

Last week we published our first ‘Ethical dilemmas in Emergency Medicine’ post, complete with a hypothetical scenario that hopefully got you thinking! I was quite humbled by the quality of the responses that came in.

Ethical Dilemmas in Emergency Medicine Part 1

  Emergency Medicine is a specialty that you may not think involves a lot of ethical dilemmas. The obvious issues like abortion, euthanasia and reproductive ethics affect other people. However, ethics is actually really central

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No Tweeting, Please. Healthcare Conference in Progress

As FOAM grows, tweeting at healthcare conferences is going mainstream.  At the #ICEM2012 conference, Mike Cadogan (@sandnsurf) announced that ICEM 2012 had been the most tweeted about healthcare conference in history.  And things have really

Driving children to distraction: Techniques for the PED

We’ve had some great recent posts at St. Emlyn’s on the use of ketamine and LAT gel for children undergoing procedures in the Emergency Department. In this post I’m going to discuss something quite simple, but potentially

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Sir Alex Ferguson and Emergency Medicine

This week Sir Alex Ferguson retired as the manager of Manchester United Football Club, after 26 highly successful years in charge.  Sir Alex has been an inspiration to me, in my life and my career.

Joe Lex at St. Emlyn’s

On Thursday 25th April 2013 we were honoured to have Dr. Joe Lex at St. Emlyn’s as the first ever Visiting Professor in our virtual hospital.  What a way to start, with the man who has

Why hyper-troponin-aemia does not always equal acute myocardial infarction

Can you remember the time when it took several days to rule out a myocardial infarction? Do you remember running serial CK, LDH and ALT? Did you run this in patients whose history was a

Teamwork in Resus: Just Like Football?

A few weeks ago I was reading the most excellent Resus Room Management blog.  It’s seriously awesome and you should check it out.  [I’ve decided that all this social media engagement has made me sound

Christmas 2012 style: Away in a Resus Trolley, No Crib for a Bed

It’s that time of year again, when we proclaim peace and goodwill to all, light up our homes with crazy Christmas lights, plaster the walls with Christmas cards, drink mulled wine and eat enough turkey,