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JC: Should USS be first investigation for renal colic? St.Emlyn’s

A few years ago I was asked to see a patient in the rapid assessment unit with severe pain in the flank. She looked as though she had renal colic and we instituted the usual

Developing EM – Support an African Delegate

Emergency Medicine is an emerging specialty the world over and we at St Emlyns wholeheartedly support the fantastic Developing EM conference and its aims. Teaching and learning collaboratively across geographical borders is a challenge; teaching

Top ten tips for In Situ Sim at St.Emlyns.

I recently had the opportunity to speak at the European Society of Emergency Medicine Conference in Amsterdam about in situ simulation. Although the title of the talk was Guerrilla Sim it was largely about the

When Victoria Brazil came to St. Emlyn’s: The Full Story

If you could pick just one speaker from SMACC Gold to give a bespoke, inspiring talk to you and your colleagues locally you probably couldn’t do it. Your mind would shut down – there were

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

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

All Shook Up – Diffuse Axonal Injury with John Hell

Regular readers will be aware that Virchester is primarily based in the heartland of the industrial North of England, but in an audacious merger they joined forces with one the country’s major teaching hospitals in

College of Emergency Medicine Conference Exeter: Day 3 round up

Another great day in Exeter at the College scientific conference. Superbly organised by Adam Reuben and his colleagues with a fantastic, engaging, entertaining and accessible program. It has been a real triumph of a conference

CEM conference Exeter 2014 – day 1 videos

Part of the St.Emlyn’s team (Rick and Simon) are down in Exeter at the annual scientific meeting of the College of Emergency Medicine. Don’t forget to check out reports from Day 1, and Day 2

The Heart Under Stress – St. Emlyn’s at SMACC Gold

  Chris Nickson (@precordialthump) is a genius in many ways. Not only does he organise arguably the best healthcare conference in the world right now, but he’s also a very clever chap when it comes


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