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Miscommunication and Handover in the ED. St Emlyn’s

Eavesdropping On my last set of night shifts I was reviewing a patient on our observation ward when I overheard the following nursing handover: “Mrs Jones is waiting for ophthalmology to close her eyelid wound.

JC: Major Transfusion Protocols – evidence or lack of? St.Emlyn’s

Major Trauma Protocols for transfusion in the emergency department are a good thing aren’t they? I certainly think so, it’s something we have instituted in both paediatric and adult practice. Surely there must be robust

Don’t Be Rash – Petechiae in Well Kids at St Emlyn’s

A 6-month-old girl is brought by mum to the ED with a cluster of non-blanching spots to her right lower leg noticed while bathing her. She has a mild cough and snotty nose but is

What I do on my holidays, by Alan Grayson, aged 37 and a half. St.Emlyn’s

  The most amazing place in the world! Thanks to @TropicalEDdoc, @Lanafeld and @abc730 for the prompt for this.       [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/Lanafeld/status/304163541714354176″]   Drugs and music have always been a fairly potent combination.

APLS weight estimation – don’t do it (well almost never). St.Emlyn’s

I’m an APLS instructor & course director and have contributed various bits and bobs over the years and it’s a great course. I’d go further and say that it’s a really great course to get

It’s Good to Talk – Debrief in the Emergency Department

There is so much I could write about the role and value of our own humanity in the Emergency Department although much of it has been said before by people far wiser than me. But

101 personal & philosophical experiments in EM A

Some years ago I delved into a little philosophy. Not the clever stuff that Michelle Johnston reads, more the stuff that you find in airport bookshops. I particularly enjoyed two books. Firstly Zeno and the

What, where and who is St.Emlyn’s?

What where and who is St.Emlyn’s? I have recently been asked about St.Emlyn’s and Virchester. Many people have suggested that this is a mythical place, but whilst the standard of care is indeed magical at

Perimortem C-section at St.Emlyn’s

There are a few blog posts that seem to stick in the mind more than others, and certainly ones that I direct colleagues back to on a regular basis. One of these for me (and

NHS Change day, FOAM in action with Damian Roland

I am delighted to have another guest blogger at St.Emlyn’s. If you are FOAM +ve you will already know Damian who has done sterling work to promote learning through social media in Paediatric Emergency Medicine