When can and should we withdraw from continuing resuscitation in the ED? The standby phone rings: Post cardiac arrest patient, approximately 50. Intubated, BP 80/40, GCS 3. ETA 5 minutes. You meet the crew in resus and get the story. Your fifty-year-old man was seen to collapse on the street and bystander CPR commenced. Paramedics […]
how to survive night shifts in emergency medicine. Janos Baombe at St.Emlyn’s
The emergency department response to the Paris Attacks on 13/11/15. Dr Youri Yordanov describes the amazing response to the major incident.
It was an absolute delight to hear Roy Lilley at the recent RCEM Manchester conference. In Virchester he is a bit of a ‘legend’ as he’s followed by many of us here in the department. Why do we follow him? Because he is clearly a huge supporter of the core principles of the NHS, yet […]
(Ed – there are two parts to this post. The slightly tongue in cheek beginning and a more serious endpiece that addresses the very real and very dangerous issues of ED overcrowding. If you’re interested in the useful stuff then skip to the end) Why have we created the FCM? Emergency physicians are renowned […]