St Emlyn’s at the London Trauma Conference – Day 1

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The press in the UK get rather a bad, well, press. According to Hugh Grant and others the media has rather a lot to answer for, whether it’s phone hacking or misreporting and celebrity hyperbole, yet it was with a degree of pride that I picked up my “Press Pass” at the start of the […]

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#CommunicatED 1: Discharge & Safety Netting in ED

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#CommunicatED is a series on core communication topics in the ED. What do we mean by safety netting? Safety netting is a term used to describe the advice we give to patients or their relatives or carers as we discharge them from the Emergency Department. Since we send the majority of our patients home at […]

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Is severe chest pain more likely to be a heart attack?

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    Have you ever heard this sort of conversation in your ED? Junior ED doc: Can I run my patient by you, please? Senior ED doc: Sure Junior: I  have a 40 year old man with chest pain.  I don’t think it’s anything to worry about.  It only lasted 20 minutes and the patient says it was […]

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When we are the Diagnostic Test – Gestalt at St Emlyns

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There are many reasons why I enjoy being part of the St Emlyn’s team, not least the chance to share ideas and beliefs about EM with some of the most thoughtful physicians I’ve ever met. Simon’s recent post about Gestalt, has, like many of you, got me thinking. What is that “end of the bed-o-gram” […]

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Trouble – Chest Pain in the ED

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Chest pain is the archetypal ED presentation: one which presents frequently and usually has a benign cause, but could, just could, be the result of life threatening pathology. As Emergency Physicians we must look after these patients well and make sound decisions about their investigations and treatment and in this podcast Simon and I endeavour […]

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Simon, Rick and Natalie LIVE at Manchester Medical Society!

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By now I’m sure you know that Simon, Nat and Rick will be giving talks for the Manchester Medical Society Emergency Medicine section on Tuesday 25th November 2014 about #MedEd: The Future’s Bright.  The Future’s #Social.  This is a great opportunity for the #FOAMed community who live close enough to Manchester to get together, have […]

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