Category: #FOAMed

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

SMACC CHICAGO and St.Emlyn’s

The entire St.Emlyn’s team are so excited at the moment about where we will be in 2015. Obviously we will be in lots of places, but the overwhelming excitement is about where we will be

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

JC: Tranexamic acid – does the evidence stack up?

Here at St.Emlyn’s we are big fans of Tranexamic Acid in trauma. We believe that it makes a difference to overall mortality in patients likely to be bleeding and also that there is some evidence

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

JC: Anterior pituitary disorder following head injury. St.Emlyn’s

For reasons which I can’t discuss here I’m quite interested in the incidence of pituitary axis dysfunction following head injury, and indeed in the outcomes following all severities of head injury that we see  in

Paediatric sepsis: The first hour. PLUS St.Emlyn’s at #Retrieval2014

I was absolutely delighted this week to attend the first day of the Retrieval 2014 conference in Glasgow. I first came across this conference in 2013 when I followed the twitter feed which had #FOAMed

Dystonia in the Emergency Department. St Emlyn’s

I’m sure we’ve all seen cases like this. A 25 year old lady walks in to the ED complaining of a swollen tongue. She can’t really talk, seems a bit anxious and is quite tearful.

JC: Duel of the Rules: Which decision rule for head injury in children?

Ladies and Gentlemen! The assessment and investigation of paediatric head injury is a case study in clinical risk management. Similar to chest pain in grown up medicine, it’s a frequent presentation, with a rare but

Who’s That Girl? Impostor Syndrome at #SMACCGold

I want to let you into a secret. I’m an impostor.   OK, that’s not quite true. I’m a 34-year-old (shock!) Emergency Medicine trainee with a penchant for karaoke and a passion for education, but