When I saw this section on the TTC programme I was immediately intrigued. I have spent a lot of time thinking about what makes a great team leader, a great doctor or a great teacher – but I realised I rarely bother to think about what makes a good learner or how I can be […]
In the UK, and I suspect around the world, all emergency clinicians teach. From the first day in the department to the last day before retirement there are opportunities to share knowledge with friends, colleagues, patients, students, specialities, administrators, well pretty much everyone and anyone. It is arguably one of the most rewarding activities we […]
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October has been a stellar month for publication of critical care trials in high impact journals. SPLIT, HEAT and FELLOW have already been FOAMed all over, but that left me with a still tempting choice of EUROTHERM 3235 and EPO-TBI. Given we recruited to the former here in Virchester I thought it would only be […]
DISCLAIMER: the below tips are based on no evidence whatsoever but are some pearls I have picked up during my relatively short career in emergency medicine. I however hope you will enjoy the read, give some thought to the content and maybe even take something home from it. Accept who you are We do need role […]
Intravenous fluids are one of the most frequently implemented interventions that we, as doctors, prescribe. We give maintenance fluids (not so frequently in the ED) and we give resuscitation fluids. Recently the results of the SPLIT trial were published and the FOAM world came alive with debate and comment on which intravenous fluids we should […]
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The St. Emlyn’s team has, in recent years, become a regular sight at the EuSEM congress meetings and this year was certainly no exception. We attended this year’s conference, which was held in Torino (known to Brits as Turin, Italy) earlier this month with a very strong delegation. The event was visited by well over 1,500 […]