Obi Wan’s Guide to Emergency Medicine. Rich Carden at St.Emlyn’s

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Ok, so Obi Wan Kenobi, to my knowledge, never actually practiced emergency medicine, although he had some pretty awesome Jedi skills that would work a treat in the ED.  For those of you unfamiliar with his work, he was pretty instrumental in the Star Wars trilogy (original) and had some serious skills like the Mind […]

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JC – Just Checking: Do Follow-Up Phone Calls Reduce Reattendance to PED?

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Lots of patients we see in the ED do not require hospital admission and this is especially true of the paediatric ED where children often attend with parents seeking advice for management of viral illnesses or treatment for minor injuries. Communication and reassurance is a huge part of our role, especially where children are concerned and assessment […]

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Imaging in Paediatric Trauma – Guide to the RCR Guidelines. St.Emlyn’s

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You’ve probably already seen that the Royal College of Radiologists this week published CEM-approved guidelines for imaging in paediatric trauma. The document itself is open access, isn’t actually that long and to the authors’ credit it’s relatively easy-to-read so you might want to stop reading this and start reading it instead :-). So… What is […]

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All Shook Up – Diffuse Axonal Injury with John Hell

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Regular readers will be aware that Virchester is primarily based in the heartland of the industrial North of England, but in an audacious merger they joined forces with one the country’s major teaching hospitals in the sunny South. John Hell is a Neurointensivist at University Hospital Southampton and very kindly gave up an afternoon to […]

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College of Emergency Medicine Conference Exeter: Day 3 round up

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Another great day in Exeter at the College scientific conference. Superbly organised by Adam Reuben and his colleagues with a fantastic, engaging, entertaining and accessible program. It has been a real triumph of a conference in a venue outside of the major conurbations. We can all learn from the organising teams enthusiasm, creativity and general […]

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College of Emergency Medicine Conference: Exeter 2014 Day 2

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Another great day in Exeter at the College academic conference. Many great presentations from great teachers and researchers. Here are some of the highlights from day 2. 1. A great talk from James Robson on rugby medicine. A great talk with fab videos on pitchside medicine. 2. Taj Hassan on the drive for improving quality […]

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