Category: communicating information

Gambling with the evidence workshop resouces. SmaccDUB

The SmaccDUB conference is upon us. The worlds of social media, critical care, prehospital care and emergency medicine are descending on the emerald isle’s capital for four days of intensive learning and networking. This is

Wait Time: Why Silence Matters in Medical Education

Questions, Questions, Questions Over the last fifteen years I’ve noticed that the more I learn about medicine, the more I realise I really know very little and the more questions I ask. There was a

Making good decisions in the ED. #RCEM15 #EuSEM15

This blog is based on a talk I gave at the Royal College of Emergency Medicine conference in Manchester, and a similar talk on Metacognition in the ED delivered today in Torino at the EuSEM

#Medutainment and Emergency Medicine. Part 2. Why are we talking about it?

Why is Medutainment in the news now? I think there are two linked driving factors that have led us to start considering medutainment as a important component in medical education. Technological change Changes in medical

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Speak Up! Have your say on the NICE guidance for Major Trauma

A draft of the NICE guidance on assessment and management of major trauma was released this morning for stakeholder consultation. If you work in a major trauma centre, in a trauma unit – or in any

#CommunicatED 1: Discharge & Safety Netting in ED

#CommunicatED is a series on core communication topics in the ED. What do we mean by safety netting? Safety netting is a term used to describe the advice we give to patients or their relatives

For the Record: Can Patients Record Clinical Consultations?

Somewhere in the ITV archives is television footage of me, on my first day in the PED as an ST3 doctor, assessing a child with a scald in resus. I knew before I started my six

JC – Just Checking: Do Follow-Up Phone Calls Reduce Reattendance to PED?

Lots of patients we see in the ED do not require hospital admission and this is especially true of the paediatric ED where children often attend with parents seeking advice for management of viral illnesses or treatment

Talking, Teaching & Technology – Victoria Brazil @SocraticEM at St Emlyn’s

You probably know by now that SMACC Gold was awesome. There simply aren’t enough superlatives to describe the magnitude of inspiration on offer from the world’s finest critical care speakers.  Putting together a programme like

Do risk factors factor in the ED? St.Emlyn’s at #SMACC Gold

We’ve said it before but SMACC really is the best conference in the world for anyone involved in resuscitation, and it’s not just about the latest and greatest bits of kit, or the latest airway

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