Talking, Teaching & Technology – Victoria Brazil @SocraticEM at St Emlyn’s

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You probably know by now that SMACC Gold was awesome. There simply aren’t enough superlatives to describe the magnitude of inspiration on offer from the world’s finest critical care speakers.  Putting together a programme like SMACC’s was an incredible feat – where would you even start?   The answer to that question comes naturally – […]

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Let’s Get This Party Started. Starting at St.Emlyn’s

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It’s that time of year in the UK again, when the last strawberry at Wimbledon has been consumed, village fetes offer cream teas to a brass band accompaniment and children discard school uniforms for six weeks of holiday bliss. But for those of us who work in healthcare it’s even more exciting. A new team […]

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JC: POCUS for the breathless patient. St.Emlyn’s

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This might be the paper (or perhaps the first of many papers) that I’ve been waiting for. Like many colleagues in the #FOAMed world I’m a big fan of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) in the ED and I increasingly find it incredibly helpful in patients with respiratory associated symptoms. Over the years I have […]

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The Archers of the Emergency Department. St.Emlyn’s

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It is a little known fact that to be successful as an emergency physician in the UK it is vital to take a three month rotation in Archery. Archery is a key skill for us all dating back to Medieval times when we introduced the longbow into warfare. This devastating tool could cause panic in […]

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How accurate is clinical judgement for acute coronary syndromes?

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This blog post is based on the paper published in the EMJ this week – Body R et al. Can emergency physicians rule in or rule out acute coronary syndromes using clinical judgement? EMJ 2014 [Online first]. Anyone who’s worked in Emergency Medicine for any length of time will appreciate that an acute coronary syndrome […]

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JC: Paediatric massive transfusion. St.Emlyn’s

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I am lucky enough to work in both paediatric and adult trauma centres in Virchester. I think this is a good mix as really nasty paediatric trauma is rare but adult trauma is not. This means that we can transfer our expertise gained from frequent exposure to severely injured adults to the much rarer severely […]

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