When Victoria Brazil came to St. Emlyn’s: The Full Story

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If you could pick just one speaker from SMACC Gold to give a bespoke, inspiring talk to you and your colleagues locally you probably couldn’t do it. Your mind would shut down – there were too many good speakers. Imagining, however, that it were possible to choose just one, there’s more than a very good […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Heart Under Stress – St. Emlyn’s at SMACC Gold

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  Chris Nickson (@precordialthump) is a genius in many ways. Not only does he organise arguably the best healthcare conference in the world right now, but he’s also a very clever chap when it comes to thinking of imaginative titles for speakers. Last year Chris invited me to talk at SMACC Gold. Now, it seems […]

Ethical dilemmas in Emergency Medicine 4: The ethics of triage

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It’s been a while since we published our last ‘Ethical Dilemmas’ post at St. Emlyn’s. Hopefully you’ve already seen the other posts in this series but, if not, you should check out part 1, part 2 and part 3. This time let’s take a look at triage – something we do every day in the […]

Free Open Access RESUSCITATION – the GoodSamApp with Mark Wilson

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    Mark Wilson. One of the things I love about medicine is the cross-fertilisation of ideas and techniques from one discipline to another. I worry that as more subspecialisation occurs, cross-fertilisation will be lost. Emergency medicine and critical care, spanning so many areas, are unique in that they may be the last places of […]

JC: Is there any point teaching paramedics? St.Emlyn’s

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OK, so it’s a provocative title, but it reflects my thoughts when I first saw this paper on teaching paramedics and in particular when I saw the conclusion. ‘….the evidence indicates that there is no benefit of advanced life support training for ambulance crews on patient outcomes’ Really? That reminded me of this…… OK, the […]

The Troponin Ashes at SMACC Gold: Cullen v Body

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Unless you’re very new round these #FOAMed parts, by now you’ll definitely have checked out some of the greatest talks in the history of mankind from the SMACC Gold podcast over at the awesome Intensive Care Network. You’ll also, I’m sure, have checked out the stories behind the talks from our own awesome team. Simon, […]