How to prepare your ED for a MERS-CoV outbreak

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Following a successful local collaborative Ebola campaign preparation last year, the team at Virchester ED have started preparing for the next outbreak of infectious disease that threatens our quiet shores: the Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). MERS is caused by a coronavirus (often abbreviated as MERS-CoV) and coronaviruses are mainly transmitted by large respiratory droplets.  The … Continue reading How to prepare your ED for a MERS-CoV outbreak

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#SMACCUS: A Trainee Perspective

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If you’re reading this blog then I am sure you are aware that last week Chicago played host to the super-galactic conference that is SMACC. Equally, I am sure you have read summary upon summary and a number of the some 84,655 tweets relating to the conference. This post is a small and humble offering … Continue reading #SMACCUS: A Trainee Perspective

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#RCEM15: 24 HOUR EM PEOPLE

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The dawn of summer 2015 has been quite an emotional rollercoaster for the #FOAMed world. SMACC US was probably at least twice as awesome as it was hyped up to be – and that’s quite something. If you were there, I’m sure you’re feeling energised, re-invigorated and I know you can’t wait to book your … Continue reading #RCEM15: 24 HOUR EM PEOPLE

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#smaccUS Day 2 and 3 round up. St.Emlyn’s

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We had the greatest aspirations at #smaccUS to put a podcast out every night, honestly we really did. We had plans, microphones, people, aspirations and desire. Sadly there is also the issue of reality and despite the attempt to take our Hogwarts certified time-turner to Chicago we simply ran out of time. From the moment … Continue reading #smaccUS Day 2 and 3 round up. St.Emlyn’s

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JC: Pain free PASTIES in the ED. St.Emlyn’s

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We are big fans of analgesia in Virchester. Pain is an important reason why patients come to the ED (though not the only reason see this), and managing pain should be an important priority for us and our patients. In general I think we have improved over the years. We have better systems for identifying … Continue reading JC: Pain free PASTIES in the ED. St.Emlyn’s

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Understanding grief with Liz Crowe: St. Emlyn’s

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Liz Crowe and Iain Beardsell recently podcasted on grief in the ED. A tricky subject but one that will touch all of us at some point in our careers. The podcast has been really well received and I know that many people have contacted Liz directly with stories and experiences. It clearly tells us that … Continue reading Understanding grief with Liz Crowe: St. Emlyn’s

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