RCEM launches wellness compendium for Emergency Medicine. St Emlyn’s

Back in April 2018 the St Emlyn’s team developed and published ‘The Resuscitionist’s guide to Health and Wellbeing”. That represented the work of the team in addressing how we can look after ourselves and others in emergency medicine. We’re proud to say that it’s had thousands of downloads and (we think) it’s been helpful.

If you want to download our book you can do from here.

However, you will almost certainly also want to download a new open access publication from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. This week they launched the “Wellness Compendium iBook”. It’s a practical guide across a range of issues which should be relevant to all clinicians.

RCEM have taken a slightly different approach to us, focusing more on brief outlines to topics with links to further resources, which is great as the two documents compliment each other well with the St Emlyn’s blogs offering an expansion to the core content. We would encourage you to disseminate them to all staff in your departments, and even if you don’t agree with everything in them there is no doubt that many in your department will.

How to download.

You may also be interested in the EM-POWER document that has also been produced by RCEM as a guide to retaining your established EM staff. It’s a great document applicable to the UK and internationally

Well done to the Sustainable Working Practice Group at RCEM for putting these documents together. Emergency medicine is nothing without it’s workforce, and although times are tough there are many things that we can do to look after ourselves and our colleagues.

Good luck



Cite this article as: Simon Carley, "RCEM launches wellness compendium for Emergency Medicine. St Emlyn’s," in St.Emlyn's, November 10, 2019, https://www.stemlynsblog.org/rcem-launches-wellness-compendium-for-emergency-medicine-st-emlyns/.

Posted by Simon Carley

Simon Carley MB ChB, PGDip, DipIMC (RCS Ed), FRCS (Ed)(1998), FHEA, FAcadMed, FRCEM, MPhil, MD, PhD is Creator, Webmaster, owner and Editor in Chief of the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. He is visiting Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University and a Consultant in adult and paediatric Emergency Medicine at Manchester Foundation Trust. He is co-founder of BestBets, St.Emlyns and the MSc in emergency medicine at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an Education Associate with the General Medical Council and is an Associate Editor for the Emergency Medicine Journal. His research interests include diagnostics, MedEd, Major incidents & Evidence based Emergency Medicine. He is verified on twitter as @EMManchester

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