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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

#SMACCUS: A Trainee Perspective

If you’re reading this blog then I am sure you are aware that last week Chicago played host to the super-galactic conference that is SMACC. Equally, I am sure you have read summary upon summary

Torticollis: A Real Pain in the Neck

By the time you’ve worked in the Emergency Department for more than a week it’s highly likely you’ll have seen a patient who has a bit of a sore neck after a relatively minor bump

JC: PARAMEDIC trial m-CPR at St.Emlyn’s

  In some ways you might be forgiven for thinking that 2014 was a bit disappointing in terms of EBM. A number of clinical trials that I’ve been looking forward to for some time have

Top ten tips for In Situ Sim at St.Emlyns.

I recently had the opportunity to speak at the European Society of Emergency Medicine Conference in Amsterdam about in situ simulation. Although the title of the talk was Guerrilla Sim it was largely about the