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JC: Should USS be first investigation for renal colic? St.Emlyn’s

A few years ago I was asked to see a patient in the rapid assessment unit with severe pain in the flank. She looked as though she had renal colic and we instituted the usual

Top ten tips for In Situ Sim at St.Emlyns.

I recently had the opportunity to speak at the European Society of Emergency Medicine Conference in Amsterdam about in situ simulation. Although the title of the talk was Guerrilla Sim it was largely about the

College of Emergency Medicine Conference: Exeter 2014 Day 2

Another great day in Exeter at the College academic conference. Many great presentations from great teachers and researchers. Here are some of the highlights from day 2. 1. A great talk from James Robson on

Am I intimidating? Sarah Payne guest blogs at St.Emlyn’s

I had some surprising (and if I’m telling the truth, a bit upsetting) feedback recently. During their end of attachment debrief one of our F2s said that they found me ‘intimidating’. I’ve had isolated comments

JC: Scribes in the ED?

Last week in the Journal Club we looked at this paper on the introduction of ED scribes from the American Journal of Emergency Medicine http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0735675713001940    Understanding this paper requires some grasp of the difference

Do you walk past? St.Emlyn’s

Growing up in an age where the England cricket team was routinely beaten by opponents Down Under I have always had a grudging respect for the Australian people. Their attitude to work, and play, seemed

JC: Plasma-lyte or Saline in Trauma? St. Emlyn’s

We’ve been having debates about what fluids to use in trauma and sepsis for about as long as – well – about as long as we’ve had fluids.  We’ve had quite a bit of dogma going round,

JC: BestBets checklists for critical appraisal. St.Emlyn’s

Critical appraisal is a core skill for all emergency physicians. You must stay up to date with the literature…, but there is just SO much of it. What should you believe and what should you

Miscommunication and Handover in the ED. St Emlyn’s

Eavesdropping On my last set of night shifts I was reviewing a patient on our observation ward when I overheard the following nursing handover: “Mrs Jones is waiting for ophthalmology to close her eyelid wound.

JC: The Trouble With Tonsils. St.Emlyn’s

Or…. If we’re preaching to the choir, why are they still singing the wrong tune? If you are a up to date, #FOAMed positive practioner, I suspect you already have strong opinions on the matter

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