Wait Time: Why Silence Matters in Medical Education

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Questions, Questions, Questions Over the last fifteen years I’ve noticed that the more I learn about medicine, the more I realise I really know very little and the more questions I ask. There was a glorious moment about two months into my first year of university when I felt really smart*. I’ve never quite managed […]

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JC: Salt or Sugar? Hypertonic saline for head injury at St.Emlyn’s.

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‘Why did you give Mannitol?’ asked the Registrar. ‘Hypertonic saline was the standard of care for head injury at St.Elsewhere and I was told it reduced mortality’. OK, so that’s a paraphrased recollection from some time ago. Our patient had presented with a GCS of 12: CT scan showed a large subdural haematoma and on […]

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Making ED Visits Easier for Children

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Having attended the ICEM2016 conference in Cape Town a few days ago, I came across a new concept championed by PEM physicians from all over the world: the Paediatric Marketplace. If you do not know what this is, the best way to describe it is like a speed dating event where the delegate wonders from […]

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Dancing in the purple rain: lessons for clinicians from Prince

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This year has been a tough one for the loss of celebrities. We’ve lost some great people. It doesn’t seem two minutes since the world was mourning the great David Bowie and now we hear that Prince has died suddenly, age just 57. Hearing the news, I added Purple Rain to the top of my […]

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How to integrate #FOAMed into #MedEd

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This blog is based on a talk I’m giving on #FOAMed this week at the International Conference of Emergency Medicine in Cape Town. I’m really delighted to be given the opportunity to speak on the last day of the conference on a topic that, for me, originates from one of the first SMACC talks I […]

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