JC: Should USS be first investigation for renal colic? St.Emlyn’s

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A few years ago I was asked to see a patient in the rapid assessment unit with severe pain in the flank. She looked as though she had renal colic and we instituted the usual management, most notably analgesia with IV NSAIDs and eventually opiates. At the time I was firmly on the learning curve […]

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Developing EM – Support an African Delegate

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Emergency Medicine is an emerging specialty the world over and we at St Emlyns wholeheartedly support the fantastic Developing EM conference and its aims. Teaching and learning collaboratively across geographical borders is a challenge; teaching and learning across huge resource disparity is an even bigger one. The African Federation of Emergency Medicine relies on financial […]

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Top ten tips for In Situ Sim at St.Emlyns.

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I recently had the opportunity to speak at the European Society of Emergency Medicine Conference in Amsterdam about in situ simulation. Although the title of the talk was Guerrilla Sim it was largely about the nuts and bolts of getting simulation to happen in your own departments. We’ve been doing this for about 18 months […]

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Stop Crying Your Heart Out – Paediatrics at St Emlyn’s

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Most EDs in the UK see a mixture of adult and paediatric patients. You’ve probably seen sick adults as part of your F1 year but we know that for many new ED docs this is the first time you’ve seen a paediatric patient since medical school. So welcome to the world of screaming, puking, hysteria […]

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For the Record: Can Patients Record Clinical Consultations?

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Somewhere in the ITV archives is television footage of me, on my first day in the PED as an ST3 doctor, assessing a child with a scald in resus. I knew before I started my six month PEM rotation that the crew weren’t quite finished their filming commitments but at no point had I considered that, […]

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When Victoria Brazil came to St. Emlyn’s: The Full Story

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If you could pick just one speaker from SMACC Gold to give a bespoke, inspiring talk to you and your colleagues locally you probably couldn’t do it. Your mind would shut down – there were too many good speakers. Imagining, however, that it were possible to choose just one, there’s more than a very good […]

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