Category: Human factors

Top Tips from Ten Years of Trauma Team Leadership

I was incredibly privileged to be asked to speak at the RCEM CPD conference today in Bournemouth. This blog post details some of what was discussed with links to all the further resources that I

December 2021 Podcast round up. St Emlyn’s

Iain and Simon recap the highlights on the blog from December 2021. The best of the month plus a few reflections on the year and a look forward to 2022. vb S

Thinking pragmatically about capacity

Editor: This is a guest post by Simon Horne. It is likely one of the last posts from Virchester before the festive season properly commences. Take care and stay safe. Happy holidays everyone! Three jobs,

Cardiac output as a metaphor for flow through an urgent care setting

Flow through the urgent care setting, such as an emergency department (ED) is complex. There are a multitude of factors that affect flow through an urgent care setting. Systems research has shown that it is

Leading yourself through COVID-19 pandemic

Lead yourself (through the COVID-19 pandemic). St Emlyn’s with Joke Van kerkhoven

Ed – We are delighted to publish a guest post from a great friend of St Emlyn’s, Joke from Belgium. She is one of a number of superb Belgian emergency clinicians that we have had

Moral Injury during COVID-19. St Emlyn’s

Ed – We have previously covered the concept of moral injury on the blog and podcast, largely in respect to the experience of managing patients with traumatic injury. In 2020 the concept has been used

Purposefully Practicing for COVID-19

Working in the ED has probably changed forever thanks to COVID-19. I’ve found the experience peculiar, frightening, and relentlessly interesting. I’m sure we all have. It goes without saying that the provision of reliable education

DFTB. The procedure paradox update. St Emlyn's

Updated content and video This is an update and repost of a blog from last Summer following the release of the video from the 2019 Don’t Forget the Bubbles (DFTB) conference in London. The original

September 2019 round up podcast. St Emlyn’s

Our regular round up of the best of the blog from September 2019. A fairly quiet month for us, but some great content including a fabulous video from Cliff Reid on the Zero Point survey

SMACC Day 1 Afternoon Sessions: St Emlyn’s

We didn’t get lost at lunchtime and managed to make it back into the auditorium for the afternoon session. The morning was absolutely incredible (you can see Simon’s post here) and a great introduction to