Emergency medicine in the UK is frequently cited by the British media as being like a warzone, and with that in mind I delved back into one my favourite books. It certainly isn’t a modern book and I very much doubt it was written with EM in mind, but there are lessons we can learn […]
Sepsis has been a big topic of research over the years (understatement), and the last 18 months have seen the publication of data that has made us, once again, rethink how we approach these critically ill patients. If you are reading this blog then it is highly likely that you are aware of the […]
STEMI is one of the true medical emergencies. We all know that the sooner our patient gets revascularisation, the better they do. We’ve known this for years. In a very nice meta-analysis, Eric Boersma showed how the survival benefit from thrombolysis decayed exponentially with time from symptom onset. That relationship’s so marked that if we […]
I was recently fortunate enough to speak at the the Emergency Medicine Educators Conference in Coventry on a subject that continues to interest me, that of gestalt, judgement and clinical decision making. As I get older I increasingly realise that simply acquiring more knowledge and skills is not enough. What’s really important is how we […]
In March 2015 I invited myself to the Swedish Emergency Medicine conference SWEETs in Stockholm. It was a huge privilege to learn about EM in Sweden and to work alongside some of my favourite people. I had an absolutely amazing and exhausting time – as well as presenting on presentation skills for the Teaching […]
The post The SWEETest Sim – Real People, High Fidelity at #SWEETs15 appeared first on St Emlyns.
You’ve probably worked out by now that the London Trauma conference was full of awesomeness and controversy. Obviously I’m biased, but I found the paediatric stream particularly engaging and I was lucky enough to be able to grab some post-talk discussion time with Ross Fisher, friend of St Emlyns and Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at […]
The post Trials and Tribulations: Ross Fisher on Paediatric Trauma at the London Trauma Conference appeared first on St Emlyns.