Category: fun

Tips on how to look after your OWN mental health

DISCLAIMER: the below tips are based on no evidence whatsoever but are some pearls I have picked up during my relatively short career in emergency medicine. I however hope you will enjoy the read, give some thought to

Countdown to smaccDUB Registration Starts Here

It’s just seven days til registration for smaccDUB opens. We know, we can hardly contain ourselves with excitement, having seen the programme which looks more cutting edge, inspirational and gender-balanced than ever before (hurrah for

JC: An International Clinical Trials Day Special

International Clinical Trials Day 2015 is on 20th May.  To mark the occasion we’re going to run an extra special critical appraisal.  This time, let’s look at an awesome piece of work I came across

Feeling Fit in Chicago: Join the smaccRUN!

Details of the long anticipated smaccRUN 2015 are finally here. Have a listen to the promo podcast featuring the seriously skilled, incredibly athletic half-man, half-machine that is Jesse Spurr, friend of St Emlyns and ICU Nurse

SIMWARS: Med-U-Tainment at SMACCGold with St.Emlyn’s

In 2014, as in 2013, the SMACC conference arguably ended where it all began, in the roots of resuscitation, with clinical teams coming together to resuscitate and compete against the challenges of knowledge, skill, attitude

Studying for FCM (Fellow of Corridor Medicine) at St.Emlyn’s

(Ed – there are two parts to this post. The slightly tongue in cheek beginning and a more serious endpiece that addresses the very real and very dangerous issues of ED overcrowding. If you’re interested

Simon, Rick and Natalie LIVE at Manchester Medical Society!

By now I’m sure you know that Simon, Nat and Rick will be giving talks for the Manchester Medical Society Emergency Medicine section on Tuesday 25th November 2014 about #MedEd: The Future’s Bright.  The Future’s

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#MedEd: The Future’s Bright. The Future’s #Social

One of the most awesome developments at St. Emlyn’s over the last year or so has been the St. Emlyn’s events that we’ve started running.  The godfather of #FOAM himself, Joe Lex, was our first ever

How low can you go? Experiential learning at St.Emlyn’s

Some time ago I was teaching our foundation (most junior) doctors about sepsis with a focus on the interpretation of blood gases. The teaching session ran along the usual lines of normal ranges, basic physiology

The Weary Wander. St.Emlyn’s

After the joy and optimism of “Car Park Five” and it’s uplifting tunes I thought this should be balanced by something more reflective for the “Weary Wander” back to the car after a hectic shift


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