Category: Acute Medicine

NICE on headaches

  Everyday is a school day!   NICE (the National Institute for Healthcare and Clinical Excellence) have recently issued their new recommendation on the management of headaches in young people and adults. For those colleagues

Is this what we mean by critical care? Feedback at St.Emlyn’s

  Over the years we’ve been building up a profile of our virtual hospital, St. Emlyn’s.  Here, let’s explore the way we reflect on cases in Emergency Medicine, and take a look at what might go on at a ‘St.

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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Glasgow Blatchford Score 2 – The case for an RCT!

Thanks for a great post, Gareth.  If you’ve landed here without reading that post, hit the link – this is a follow on, a ‘deep dive’ in the words of Smart EM – to be taken

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NICE faces the sickle

New guidance out on sickle disease from NICE in the BMJ I must admit to having a bit of an interest in sickle cell disease and the ED. There are two reasons for this. Firstly,

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