Cliff Mann, president of the College of Emergency Medicine, discusses how the college and the HEE are going to tackle the five major challenges in emergency medicine.
Our colleague Daniel Horner meets P Wells, a legendary figure in derivation of clinical prediction rules and author of the famous Wells scores for VTE. They discuss the difficulties in diagnosing VTE in pregnancy, the potential end of AVKs, and the future for VTE research.
Janos P Baombe (EMJ associate editor) meets with Sir Keith Porter (professor in Clinical Traumatology at the University of Birmingham). They discuss the place of evidence based medicine in military care, lessons for civilian emergency medicine, the concepts of right turn resuscitation, damage control surgery, and consultant-delivered care in military emergency medicine.
Dan Horner, a research fellow from Manchester, talks to the person behind the Ottawa ankle, knee and Canadian c-spine rules. Ian Stiell is a professor of Emergency Medicine, clinical epidemiologist and chair of Emergency Research at the University of Ottawa.
They discuss implementation of decision rules in emergency medicine, current projects in Ottawa, the benefits of aggressive emergency department management of atrial fibrillation, and the unpublished findings from the recent Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium investigators about compression depth in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Janos P Baombe (EMJ associate editor) talks to Nick Crombie (consultant trauma, plastic and burns anaesthetist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham) about errors in medicine and the emerging field of crew resource management.
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In this fifth episode of our podcast series Janos P Baombe (EMJ associate editor) meets with John Heyworth, immediate past president of the College of Emergency Medicine (CEM).
They discuss the issues around consultant-delivered clinical care, the acquisition of a new HQ, the bid for royal appellation and the issues faced by the specialty.