Tag: diagnosis

JC: I’ll just ask Dr Google..for some PE/ACS investigation advice @ St.Emlyn’s

OK folks, the debates around PE & ACS investigation over the last few years have been fantastic. Not only have they challenged our reliance on protocols, the debates have also asked us to question what

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Wrestling with Risk at SMACC 2013 St.Emlyn’s

Thanks so much to Chris, Oli and Roger for helping me put together this presentation from SMACC 2013 on wrestling with risk. If you’re an ED doc then the summary is…. You don’t make diagnoses

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

Emergency Medicine, a risky business Part 5. Does a correct diagnosis mean that the therapy will work?

Emergency Medicine: A risky business part 5. Does a correct diagnosis mean that the therapy will work? In the previous post in this series around diagnostics we have looked at how the performance of most

JC: Trends in CT/MRI for Atraumatic Headache in the US

Last Friday (30th November) we looked at the paper below in both the physical and virtual journal clubs of St Emlyn’s:   It doesn’t take a great leap of imagination to see how this could

JC: Gut feeling about serious paeds infections

So, I am back to rainy Northern England after my exotic travels to Cameroon and Gran Canaria (note: I still managed to join Twitter JC every Friday!) to find a paper on my desk for

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Emergency Medicine: A risky business Part 4

Welcome back to the 4th part of the series looking at understanding risk and diagnosis in Emergency Medicine. In part 3 we looked at how tests with apparently high sensitivities (e.g. 98% sensitivities) actually mean

Emergency Medicine, a risky business Part 3. How often is it acceptable for me to be wrong?

Emergency medicine is a risky business. In this continuing series looking at how we as emergency physicians look at risk we are going to spend a bit of time looking at how we feel about

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.

EKG in inferior myocardial infarction

Emergency Medicine, a risky business part 1. You are not a diagnostician.

Time to think about whether you are really an emergency medicine diagnostician… Are you a diagnostician? Of course you are! Why do I even need to ask? Well, to be honest I’m no longer very