Having recently returned to the real world after attending SMACCDUB in Dublin, we thought we should try to articulate some of the things we learnt. Rich: Having only lost my SMACC virginity last year, I had little by way of comparison other that what had been a monumental learning experience. SMACC Dublin felt and […]
Perhaps the greatest influence on the practice of emergency medicine will be how, where, and to some extent when, we fit into the emergency medicine system. Beyond the doors of the emergency department there are many influences related to the organisation, commissioning and expectations of the emergency service. Some of these can be influenced by […]
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When we think of the future it’s easy to leap to advances in technology as the main driver for change. However, as we have seen in part 1 there are other factors that will drive the practice of emergency medicine, most notably the patient population we serve, but that’s not to say that technology won’t […]
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The open door of the emergency department is both a blessing and curse. As emergency physicians we pride ourselves on the ability to see, assess, diagnose and (initially at least) manage whatever the world can throw at us. Our daily census is a reflection of the society that we serve, and not simply the number […]
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Before February this year I had no prehospital experience whatsoever – so standing up in front of a crowd at the smacc prehospital workshop #smaccFORCE, I felt like a bit of an impostor. But I get why people love prehospital medicine – it’s kinda sexy. There are helicopters, …Helicopters… And, yes, sometimes even helicopters in […]
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