Tag: CC23

CTR – Falling in love with the examiner at FCEM

How to approach the VIVA component of the FCEM exam

arterial venous blood gas

V & A in the ED – blood gases – St.Emlyn’s

“Why are you doing an Arterial Blood Gas on that patient?”   I thought it was a decent enough question to put to one of our senior EM trainees in the resus room at StE’s.

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.

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

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

Fracture of the Talus

Giving bad feedback or giving feedback badly?

The problems of giving feedback in the ED. How to handle clinical error in the emergency department.

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EM as a career? Yeah, but no……

  I have too many jobs! Amongst other tasks I manage the foundation program for junior docs at my large university teaching hospital. I’m effectively responsible for getting them through the two years of their

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The Critical Appraisal FCEM exam

If you are planning on being an emergency physician in the UK then you will probably be thinking about trying to get through the FCEM exam. At the current time that means that you are

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