I Can’t Get You Out of my Head – Headache at St Emlyns

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We’ve all had headaches, but not often severe enough to prompt us to seek help in an Emergency Department. Many patients presenting to the ED with a primary presenting of feature of headache will have serious pathology. In Virchester audits the number with serious disease (tumour, bleeding, meningitis etc.) has remained at about 10% for […]

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A Voyage into the Unknown. St.Emlyn’s

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As my four months as an FY2 (SHO) in the ED at Virchester’s Southern Sister Hospital come to an end, the St Emlyns’ team asked me for a few thoughts about life as a junior doctor in the crazy, but incredible world of Emergency Medicine. These have probably been the most influential four months of […]

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Cardiac Troponin: The basics from St. Emlyn’s

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Do you remember when it took three days to ‘rule in’ or ‘rule out’ an acute myocardial infarction (AMI)?  When I was a medical student doing my first clinical attachments, I remember doing ward rounds on the CCU seeing patients with suspected AMI.  The way they were managed is a million miles from what we do […]

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Cardiac Troponin: The basics from St. Emlyn’s

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Do you remember when it took three days to ‘rule in’ or ‘rule out’ an acute myocardial infarction (AMI)?  When I was a medical student doing my first clinical attachments, I remember doing ward rounds on the CCU seeing patients with suspected AMI.  The way they were managed is a million miles from what we do […]

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Talking, Teaching & Technology – Victoria Brazil @SocraticEM at St Emlyn’s

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You probably know by now that SMACC Gold was awesome. There simply aren’t enough superlatives to describe the magnitude of inspiration on offer from the world’s finest critical care speakers.  Putting together a programme like SMACC’s was an incredible feat – where would you even start?   The answer to that question comes naturally – […]

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Let’s Get This Party Started. Starting at St.Emlyn’s

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It’s that time of year in the UK again, when the last strawberry at Wimbledon has been consumed, village fetes offer cream teas to a brass band accompaniment and children discard school uniforms for six weeks of holiday bliss. But for those of us who work in healthcare it’s even more exciting. A new team […]

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