Speak Up! Have your say on the NICE guidance for Major Trauma

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A draft of the NICE guidance on assessment and management of major trauma was released this morning for stakeholder consultation. If you work in a major trauma centre, in a trauma unit – or in any institution which might receive patients with major trauma injuries, YOU are a stakeholder and NICE wants to know what you […]

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Taking a sexual history in ED

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Emergency physicians often feel that taking a sexual history in EDs is something medical school and specialty training have not prepared them very well for. This comes as no surprise as it differs significantly from ordinary medical history taking.  Personal, religious beliefs, our own sexuality and upbringing will undoubtedly further influence the way we take […]

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JC: Gadgets and Gizmos for gaining IV access in kids. St.Emlyn’s

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If you have heard the St.Emlyn’s team talk about innovation then you will know that we have a healthy scepticism for technology. Technology is great of course and we love gadgets as much as the next video-laryngocsopist ( 😉 ), but we also love EVIDENCE. The history of medicine is awash with great ideas that […]

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JC: EAST – Let’s Be Blunt About ED Thoracotomy

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You may have heard it said that the hardest thing about performing a resuscitative thoracotomy is the decision to do it. You may also have heard it said that the above statement is nonsense; that if you find the decision hard, you probably don’t know the procedure well enough; “the intention to do it should be very […]

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Free #FOAMed based courses at St.Emlyn’s. The next step in shared learning

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Before #FOAMed was invented the St.Emlyn’s team were already deeply immersed in online learning. Back in 2005 we began using a moodle platform to teach our junior doctors online such that we did not have to rely on everyone being in the same place at the same time. This was invention born of necessity as […]

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The North West Emergency Medicine Regional Research Symposium 2015

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On Thursday 23rd July we held our annual North West Emergency Medicine Regional Research Symposium. This is an opportunity to celebrate some of the fantastic Emergency Medicine research going on around Greater Manchester. And this year, as we usually do, we had a terrific line up. Here’s a quick run down on some of the … Continue reading The North West Emergency Medicine Regional Research Symposium 2015

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