Category: ED Management

Et tu, Brute? One mans battle with CESR. St Emlyn’s

Now a number of years ago now I took the decision to resign from my training programme. To cut a long story short I wasn’t happy. In fact I was totally miserable with almost everything

Only a game? Infinite game theory in Emergency Medicine

Editor’s note: Have you ever wondered that you might be in some sort of weird game in the ED? The thought that perhaps we are are players in a strange, complex and seemingly uncontrollable system

St.Emlyn’s takes a NAP. The NAP4 anaesthesia audit.

Thinking about a NAP after reading the title? If you’re an emergency clinician, you probably came to this post thinking one of two things: A nap? They sound pretty cool, I could use one of

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. A personal story. St.Emlyn’s

Ed – This blog is the first from our friend and colleague Rusty whom you may well have met a SMACC conference, seen him online, or at the SMACC FORCE simulations with the ATACC group.

Tough Times in the Emergency Department. St.Emlyn’s

  Times are tough in the Emergency Department. Is your ED seeing an unprecedented number of patients lately? Do you feel like you are under excessive pressure because of this? Do you recently feel low

Securing the Future of the ED workforce? St.Emlyn’s

Last week, at the RCEM Annual Scientific Conference, a document endorsed by all the big players in healthcare (in England at any rate) was released with a degree of fanfare. Those of us who work

Who gets a Tetanus? You get a Tetanus!

UPDATE – This post still contains relevant information about tetanus, immunisation schedules, and management of clinical tetanus, however the UK guidelines have changed. Please continue to read this post, but then check out this update for

How to declare a Major Incident. St.Emlyn’s

Recent attacks in Manchester, London and around the world have heightened our awareness of the possibility of a major incident being declared at any time of day or night. As emergency physicians (and all specialities

Have a bit of ReSPECT for end of life care. St.Emlyn’s

Say hello to Mary. Mary is a wonderful lady who has dementia. She has been admitted to Virchester hospital with increasing frequency over the past few months. In spite of the best efforts of the

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Major incident planning at the 14th ACCS meeting. St.Emlyn’s

This week I am talking in Manchester at the 14th Annual Critical Care Symposium. This is an amazing meeting organised by the legendary Dr Chithambaram Veerappan, a critical care doc based in Oldham, just up


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