Category: ED Management

Making a referral with Iain Beardsell @ St.Emlyn’s

One of the many highlights of SMACC2013 was meeting like-minded colleagues who are passionate about education and social media. Iain Beardsell is a UK emergency physician based in Southampton. Iain has put together the SEMEP

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

Can you get the doctors to work faster!!! St.Emlyn’s

You get an email from Sister Astir….   ‘Hi Simon, You need to have a word with Dr Dawdling please. He hardly saw any patients yesterday and there was a massive wait in minors. The

Testing, Testing… Making Feedback More Than Just Noise

When I give training workshops for the student charity Medsin one of my favourite sessions is conflict resolution. Don’t get me wrong – I am no more capable of giving a solution for world peace in

A career in Emergency Medicine part 2 (b)

Interesting article in the BMJ this week about the crisis in recruitment and staffing in UK emergency departments. You can read the text here. Written by an independent journalist it seeks solutions to the current

Clinical Director Emergency Medicine

Burnout in the ED: Too tired to sleep, too wired to weep?

A personal account of the pressures of running a busy emergency department. A review of the literature about pressure in emergency medicine. #FOAM

Ay, There’s The Rub – The Mental Capacity Act in the ED

A clinical case of overdose who declines treatment. How to assess capacity and interpret the Mental Capacity Act in the emergency setting.


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