Hide And Seek: Button Batteries in the Emergency Department

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We see lots of kids presenting to the ED with “things” where they shouldn’t be (we see adults too, sometimes – but that’s a whole set of different stories).  Foreign bodies show up in all sorts of forms in all sorts of places, typically in the preschool and early school age kids who display a potentially […]

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Q&A with a Virologist: Ebola in the ED at St.Emlyn’s

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This week Sarah Payne from the North East of England joins St.Emlyn’s. Sarah is no stranger to blogging and is a keen #FOAMed advocate as her bio below clearly shows. Specialty trainee in Emergency Medicine in the Northern region, currently out of program as a Simulation Teaching Fellow across the Newcastle Hospitals trust and Associate […]

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Acute Heart Failure guidance. Nice, NICE or Not? St.Emlyn’s

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It’s fair to say we quite like a guideline here at StE’s. We have, probably like your ED, evidence-based clinical decision support guidelines for common (think cardiac chest pain and ?PE) and not so common (think porphyria) conditions with the intention of speeding decision-making, delivering safer care and reducing waste on unnecessary admissions and tests. […]

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

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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 management, most notably analgesia with IV NSAIDs and eventually opiates. At the time I was firmly on the learning curve […]

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Developing EM – Support an African Delegate

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Emergency Medicine is an emerging specialty the world over and we at St Emlyns wholeheartedly support the fantastic Developing EM conference and its aims. Teaching and learning collaboratively across geographical borders is a challenge; teaching and learning across huge resource disparity is an even bigger one. The African Federation of Emergency Medicine relies on financial […]

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

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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 nuts and bolts of getting simulation to happen in your own departments. We’ve been doing this for about 18 months […]

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