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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Are you feeling satisfied? The GMC survey and EM.

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If you are a trainer or a trainee in the UK you will no doubt be familiar with the annual GMC survey. This national snapshot of training gives useful information on the state of training in all specialities across trusts in the UK. The GMC uses this data in many different ways, and it’s really […]

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