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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TTL podcast 1. Getting to CT in 30 minutes.

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This week we have released a podcast on trauma team leadership that focuses on the management of trauma patients in the ED, and in particular a focus on getting patients from the door to CT within 30 mins. You probably know that in the UK we love (Ed – no we don’t) time based targets. […]

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EM training in the East Midlands. St.Emlyn’s

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I really like this video and whilst I slightly disagree about working in the Midlands (actually it’s great, but I want you to come to Virchester) this is a great description of the range of training and working opportunities in UK EM. I was a bit dissapointed that there appear to have only been 243 […]

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