JC: Do paediatric CT scans cause cancer? St.Emlyn’s

If I think back to my practice a few years ago (as I’m getting older) there is no doubt that the number of CT scans I’ve performed from the ED has increased. In both my

Do Emergency Physicians judge patients on race, sex, sexual orientation, weight, etc.? St. Emlyn’s

A few years back I picked up a book at the airport by a chap called Malcolm Gladwell, a rather famous writer it turns out and one familiar to many EPs who has produced some

Emergency Medicine: A risky business part 6. How many steps to disaster?

So what do we mean by a miss exactly? Is it always a terrible thing and why is it that if we constantly miss diagnoses (we do you know) we are not in court every

Good news – AoME + GIC = Membership. St.Emlyn’s

            Many Emergency Physicians are deeply committed to education. Many will be also be instructors on life support courses. This will often be done in their own time and at


JC Cryo + TXA for trauma apparently it also MATTERS. St.Emlyn’s

Thanks to Karim for a heads up on this one. Just a quick post this time, but another paper looking at the use of tranexamic acid in trauma and in this case the potential synergistic

JC: Does Magnesium work in asthma? St.Emlyn’s

This is a roller coaster journey  for me. Many years ago Virchester ED was one of the first hospitals to start using Magnesium for the treatment of acute severe asthma. This prompted great concern amongst

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

JC: Cullen on high sensitivity Troponin. St.Emlyn’s

There has been much debate about the use of high sensitivity troponins in the ED over the last year, but the picture is getting clearer as we see more trials looking at the utility of

Developing EM – ethical Emergency Medicine in Cuba. St.Emlyn’s

Lee Fineberg and Mark Newcombe are Emergency Physicians and Helicopter-Retrieval specialists from Australia, but more than that they seem to be a couple of top chaps who have devoted a great deal of time and

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Sir Alex Ferguson and Emergency Medicine

This week Sir Alex Ferguson retired as the manager of Manchester United Football Club, after 26 highly successful years in charge.  Sir Alex has been an inspiration to me, in my life and my career.

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