Category: ED Management

JC: Association between delays to patient admission from the ED and all-cause 30-day mortality. St Emlyn’s

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes This paper is recently off the press and has already sparked both interest and debate here at Virchester and in the wider Emergency Medicine community. It tackles the topic of

Thinking pragmatically about capacity

Editor: This is a guest post by Simon Horne. It is likely one of the last posts from Virchester before the festive season properly commences. Take care and stay safe. Happy holidays everyone! Three jobs,

Cardiac output as a metaphor for flow through an urgent care setting

Flow through the urgent care setting, such as an emergency department (ED) is complex. There are a multitude of factors that affect flow through an urgent care setting. Systems research has shown that it is

Digital Disruption- Leveraging Technology To Stay On Top Of Your Game. St Emlyn’s

By Leah Flanagan, Mohammed Hamza, Cian McDermott It’s that time of day again. The first alarm has gone off. You roll over… and check your phone again. Social media and technology has permeated many aspects

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Changing Clinical Standards for Emergency Care. St Emlyn’s

Two cars with an average speed of 40 mph. Measuring speed Imagine you are flying down the highway in the car of your dreams, sunglasses on, the wind in your hair, great music playing and

POCUS for COVID19 – Sounding out a Virus

Written by Anna Colclough, Nick Mani, Rachel Liu & Cian McDermott  Edited by Cian McDermott @cianmcdermott We had a super interactive RCEM Clinical Leaders Point-of-Care Ultrasound Zoom call on Thursday April 23 2020. This session

JC: Improving patient flow. St Emlyn’s

Ed – it seems like everything is about Covid-19 at the moment and that’s understandable, but we should not forget other aspects of our work. Whilst patient flow may seem less important as we deal

Covid-19 Podcast from Italy with Roberto Cosentini. St Emlyn’s

Dr Roberto Cosentini is an old friend of St Emlyn’s who works in Bergamo, in Northern Italy. He is right at the heart of the recent Covid-19 outbreak. He kindly found an hour to record

2019 Novel Coronavirus (Wuhan) at St Emlyn’s

Thursday afternoon, I brazenly told my director that the coronavirus needn’t warrant immediate concern.  I didn’t want to add to the typical hysteria that leads to people purchasing too many medical supplies that then results

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JC: The Resuscitative Care Unit. St Emlyn’s

Ordinarily when we bring a Journal Club post, it’s because we want to present some form of data that can make a difference to your clinical practice. This week it’s slightly different as we’ve picked