Category: The philosophy of EM

Obi Wan’s Guide to Emergency Medicine. Rich Carden at St.Emlyn’s

Ok, so Obi Wan Kenobi, to my knowledge, never actually practiced emergency medicine, although he had some pretty awesome Jedi skills that would work a treat in the ED.  For those of you unfamiliar with

The Ignored Drug Scandal in Emergency Medicine

About ten years ago Emergency Departments in the UK were in crisis. Patients were waiting hours on trolleys, some even dying in corridors. Something had to be done. With incredible serendipity around this time a

Ethical dilemmas in Emergency Medicine 4: The ethics of triage

It’s been a while since we published our last ‘Ethical Dilemmas’ post at St. Emlyn’s. Hopefully you’ve already seen the other posts in this series but, if not, you should check out part 1, part

Not Just History Repeating. St.Emlyn’s

Our journey through life is peppered with “firsts”. From unrecollectable first words, to the first day at school, to our first kiss and beyond; these unique experiences stay with us and influence us forever. Even

A Voyage into the Unknown. St.Emlyn’s

As my four months as an FY2 (SHO) in the ED at Virchester’s Southern Sister Hospital come to an end, the St Emlyns’ team asked me for a few thoughts about life as a junior

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

The Archers of the Emergency Department. St.Emlyn’s

It is a little known fact that to be successful as an emergency physician in the UK it is vital to take a three month rotation in Archery. Archery is a key skill for us

Joe Lex – The Godfather of FOAM makes an offer you can’t refuse

One of the greatest things about the FOAM movement is how much it feels like a family. There’s a real willingness to share and contribute to one another which is really refreshing, an ethos captured

Stephen Covey and medical leadership part 2: Begin with the end in mind

Recently we published the first of a new series looking at the lessons we can learn in medicine from Stephen Covey’s legendary book ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’.  A lot of this is

Pain and Suffering in the ED – the talk and the inside story

The Talk The Audio The Inside Story It was in July 2013 when I first received an email from Chris Nickson at SMACC headquarters asking if I was going to SMACC Gold and would I

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