It’s finally here! The Annual Scientific Conference of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine is starting in Manchester. Thanks to the awesome staff at RCEM and the terrific AV team at Manchester Central, we’ve got the opportunity to show you a little of the action. Come to this page to check out our live streams […]
You don’t need me to tell you that VTE is a huge problem. 10 million cases worldwide, a cost to the NHS of £466,000,000 and half a million European deaths every year spell it out. Every disease that has its own day (October 13th) must be pretty bad. Whose problem is it? Well, some countries […]
There are just a few days to go until the first (yes the very first) Royal College of Emergency Medicine conference right here at the home of St.Emlyns in Virchester (well Manchester to be precise). Download the RCEM conference program here The headline news is that it’s a total sell out. We have maxed out […]
The last 2 years have seen the agreed wisdom of spinal immobilisation challenged. We have seen a paradigm shift in our attitude towards the use of cervical collar with some prehospital services now removing the automatic use of this device, and international organisations questioning their routine use. In brief we may be in a period […]
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It’s every health professional’s most dreaded task to have to communicate difficult news to desperate patients, friends and relatives; particularly when someone has died. Think about this clinical case and ask yourself what you would do. A 46 year old man is involved in a motor vehicle accident arrives via the paramedics into the […]
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Sleep is absolutely one of my favourite things in the world. It can also be one of the most elusive. Almost all ED docs, by necessity, work some sort of shift pattern. Given that pretty much every single website on improving your sleep starts with “go to bed at the same time every night”, it’s […]
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