Category: communicating information

Am I intimidating? Sarah Payne guest blogs at St.Emlyn’s

I had some surprising (and if I’m telling the truth, a bit upsetting) feedback recently. During their end of attachment debrief one of our F2s said that they found me ‘intimidating’. I’ve had isolated comments

101 Personal Experiments in Emergency Medicine Education

Check out our experimental page here. I would not dream of suggesting that I know much about philosophy and medicine. Rick Body and Michelle Johnston would no doubt be able to wipe the floor with

Do you walk past? St.Emlyn’s

Growing up in an age where the England cricket team was routinely beaten by opponents Down Under I have always had a grudging respect for the Australian people. Their attitude to work, and play, seemed

When Sick Means Sick: Emesemantics and Vomiting in Kids

When I was preparing for my talk at smaccGOLD I contacted the wonderful Ross Fisher, a Paediatric Surgeon, to ask him for some tips; what did he wish all ED docs and GPs knew about

SMACCGold EBM workshop with St.Emlyns and Critical Care Reviews

With just 9 weeks to go there is still time to register for the Evidence Based Medicine workshop on the Gold Coast. Rob Sweeney, Rick Body and myself will be taking a half day to

Anonymity : a little bit too much fun? Damian Roland

As preparation for a social media debate at the 2013 College of Emergency Medicine conference the twitter account @SoMeSucks was created. The idea was to raise awareness of some of the difficulties of social media

Miscommunication and Handover in the ED. St Emlyn’s

Eavesdropping On my last set of night shifts I was reviewing a patient on our observation ward when I overheard the following nursing handover: “Mrs Jones is waiting for ophthalmology to close her eyelid wound.

JC: I’ll just ask Dr Google..for some PE/ACS investigation advice @ St.Emlyn’s

OK folks, the debates around PE & ACS investigation over the last few years have been fantastic. Not only have they challenged our reliance on protocols, the debates have also asked us to question what

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No Tweeting, Please. Healthcare Conference in Progress

As FOAM grows, tweeting at healthcare conferences is going mainstream.  At the #ICEM2012 conference, Mike Cadogan (@sandnsurf) announced that ICEM 2012 had been the most tweeted about healthcare conference in history.  And things have really

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When FOAM Doesn’t Wash

The following scenario is completely fictional although it is used to represent a real-life incident. All details have been changed.   “Hey – you’ll want to know about this – you’re into that twitter thing,

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