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Where’s the fun in fungi? – St.Emlyn’s

It’s a bit of a standing joke here at St Emlyn’s that I resolutely live in the Yorkshire countryside, aiming for a self-sufficient existence, yet practice what is very much urban EM. As it is

CTR – the link between structure and marking at FCEM

Part 3 on how to write a CTR for the FCEM exam. Linking how you write with the exam structure.

Clinical Director Emergency Medicine

Burnout in the ED: Too tired to sleep, too wired to weep?

A personal account of the pressures of running a busy emergency department. A review of the literature about pressure in emergency medicine. #FOAM

CTR – How to put it together for FCEM.

There’s a big bundle of CTRs (Clinical Topic Review) in my pigeon hole this morning, all freshly printed and pristine ready for marking at the next FCEM exam. I’ve not opened them yet, but since

Little white lies in the resus room – St.Emlyn’s

Pre intubation communication in the resus room for major burns patients. Ethics communication and beliefs. Dilemmas in emergency medicine.

Emergency Medicine, a risky business part 2.

How to consider thresholds for labelling in the diagnostic process. Diagnosis does not guarantee treatment success or failure.

JC – Prasugrel vs Clopidogrel in ACS

Critical appraisal of NEJM paper on Clopidogrel vs Prasugrel for the treatment of non STEMI

If it ain’t broke… Etomidate for paediatric sedation.

Critical appraisal and review of Etomidate as a drug for procedural sedation in the pediatric emergency department.

RITA is dead

RITA is dead….it’s all about the ARCP now…, and it’s much trickier, so trainees beware….!

CTR – Choosing a topic for the FCEM

Want to be a consultant? Well if you do you need to pass the FCEM (Fellowship of the College of Emergency Medicine) and that means that you are going to have to write a CTR


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