Ethical dilemmas in Emergency Medicine 4: The ethics of triage

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It’s been a while since we published our last ‘Ethical Dilemmas’ post at St. Emlyn’s. Hopefully you’ve already seen the other posts in this series but, if not, you should check out part 1, part 2 and part 3. This time let’s take a look at triage – something we do every day in the […]

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Free Open Access MEDICINE – the GoodSamApp with Mark Wilson

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    Mark Wilson. One of the things I love about medicine is the cross-fertilisation of ideas and techniques from one discipline to another. I worry that as more subspecialisation occurs, cross-fertilisation will be lost. Emergency medicine and critical care, spanning so many areas, are unique in that they may be the last places of […]

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JC: Is there any point teaching paramedics? St.Emlyn’s

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OK, so it’s a provocative title, but it reflects my thoughts when I first saw this paper on teaching paramedics and in particular when I saw the conclusion. ‘….the evidence indicates that there is no benefit of advanced life support training for ambulance crews on patient outcomes’ Really? That reminded me of this…… OK, the […]

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The Troponin Ashes at SMACC Gold: Cullen v Body

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Unless you’re very new round these #FOAMed parts, by now you’ll definitely have checked out some of the greatest talks in the history of mankind from the SMACC Gold podcast over at the awesome Intensive Care Network. You’ll also, I’m sure, have checked out the stories behind the talks from our own awesome team. Simon, […]

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When you close your eyes – Syncope at St Emlyns

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Can you believe it’s been more than two weeks since changeover? Hopefully you’re starting to find your feet in the Emergency Department but it can take a while to feel really comfortable so don’t worry if it still all feels new. This post is part of our continuing induction podcast series, designed to guide you […]

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JC: When a subdural needs surgery in the elderly. St. Emlyn’s

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The diagnosis and management of major trauma in the elderly is a really hot topic in Emergency Medicine right now.  Compared to younger patients, the elderly can sustain much more serious injuries even with apparently trivial mechanisms.  What’s more, they present very differently – and it’s easy to underestimate severity in this group at the time […]

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