Simon, Rick and Natalie LIVE at Manchester Medical Society!

St. Emlyn's

By now I’m sure you know that Simon, Nat and Rick will be giving talks for the Manchester Medical Society Emergency Medicine section on Tuesday 25th November 2014 about #MedEd: The Future’s Bright.  The Future’s #Social.  This is a great opportunity for the #FOAMed community who live close enough to Manchester to get together, have […]

#MedEd: The Future’s Bright. The Future’s #Social

THE FUTURE'S

One of the most awesome developments at St. Emlyn’s over the last year or so has been the St. Emlyn’s events that we’ve started running.  The godfather of #FOAM himself, Joe Lex, was our first ever Visiting Professor last year, and he gave an amazing talk to inspire us all. He followed that up with a return visit […]

The Challenge and Value of Research in Emergency Medicine: at DGINA 2014

DGINA

On 7th November this year I was hugely honoured to give two invited talks at the annual conference of the German national society for Emergency Medicine – DGINA 2014 in Nuremberg.  This conference was organised by an awesome team of emergency physicians from Germany led by Michael Christ, author at the amazing DGINA blog.   If […]

Show Me The Money: Coding at St.Emlyn’s

coding stemylns podcast

Have you ever wondered how it is that your hospital gets paid for the work you do? Perhaps you think that this isn’t relevant to you? Well, in this podcast we discuss how hospitals in England are remunerated for the patients they see in there EDs and why we, as clinicians, should do everything we […]

New NICE high sensitivity troponin guidance: 3 hours and done?

NICE high sensitivity troponin

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) from the UK has just published new recommendations for the use of high sensitivity troponin to rule out NSTEMI in the Emergency Department.  You can find it at this link.  I was honoured to be part of the team looking at this, as a specialist advisor. […]

Hide And Seek: Button Batteries in the Emergency Department

Button Batteries

We see lots of kids presenting to the ED with “things” where they shouldn’t be (we see adults too, sometimes – but that’s a whole set of different stories).  Foreign bodies show up in all sorts of forms in all sorts of places, typically in the preschool and early school age kids who display a potentially […]

Q&A with a Virologist: Ebola in the ED at St.Emlyn’s

Ebola

This week Sarah Payne from the North East of England joins St.Emlyn’s. Sarah is no stranger to blogging and is a keen #FOAMed advocate as her bio below clearly shows. Specialty trainee in Emergency Medicine in the Northern region, currently out of program as a Simulation Teaching Fellow across the Newcastle Hospitals trust and Associate […]

Developing EM – Support an African Delegate

Developing EM AFCEM

Emergency Medicine is an emerging specialty the world over and we at St Emlyns wholeheartedly support the fantastic Developing EM conference and its aims. Teaching and learning collaboratively across geographical borders is a challenge; teaching and learning across huge resource disparity is an even bigger one. The African Federation of Emergency Medicine relies on financial […]

For the Record: Can Patients Record Clinical Consultations?

RECORD

Somewhere in the ITV archives is television footage of me, on my first day in the PED as an ST3 doctor, assessing a child with a scald in resus. I knew before I started my six month PEM rotation that the crew weren’t quite finished their filming commitments but at no point had I considered that, […]