Results for: major trauma

JC: Prevalence of PE in patients with syncope. St.Emlyn’s

There is a bit of a buzz on social media at the moment1 about an interesting paper in the NEJM2 on the prevalence of PE in patients with syncope3. We’re all familiar with the controversies

All the King’s Horses… difficult conversations with children in critical care. St.Emlyn’s.

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again1. This blog tackles a really challenging topic in our theme around communication and wellbeing2–4. How do we approach difficult conversations with

Generation Why – Challenges in Medical Education at #NSWMET

This blog post is based on a talk I prepared for the New South Wales Medical Education and Training Conference in Sydney, August 2016. I’d like you to imagine something with me. It’s 08:00 on

SMACCDUB – A Trainee’s Perspective. St.Emlyn’s

  Having recently returned to the real world after attending SMACCDUB in Dublin, we thought we should try to articulate some of the things we learnt. Rich: Having only lost my SMACC virginity last year,

The BIG questions in EM. Part 2 – Technology. St.Emlyn’s

When we think of the future it’s easy to leap to advances in technology as the main driver for change. However, as we have seen in part 1 there are other factors that will drive

The BIG questions in EM. Part 1 – Demographics. St.Emlyn’s

The open door of the emergency department is both a blessing and curse. As emergency physicians we pride ourselves on the ability to see, assess, diagnose and (initially at least) manage whatever the world can

JC: Salt or Sugar? Hypertonic saline for head injury at St.Emlyn’s.

‘Why did you give Mannitol?’ asked the Registrar. ‘Hypertonic saline was the standard of care for head injury at St.Elsewhere and I was told it reduced mortality’. OK, so that’s a paraphrased recollection from some

JC: Arrested Developments. St.Emlyn’s

  Good quality, practice-changing prehospital research is difficult to come by for a number of reasons, not least the fact that the standalone specialty itself is in relative infancy. Issues of consent and ethics, combined

PEM Review – PEMLit at #IAEM15

This week I was honoured to present a “blast talk” at the Irish Association of Emergency Medicine Conference in Cork. I love the idea of blast talks – quick fire, high yield presentations with minimum

Making good decisions in the ED. #RCEM15 #EuSEM15

This blog is based on a talk I gave at the Royal College of Emergency Medicine conference in Manchester, and a similar talk on Metacognition in the ED delivered today in Torino at the EuSEM