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The Big Questions in Emergency Medicine. What’s our future? SMACC Dublin

The Big Questions in Emergency Medicine from SMACC Dublin

I was thrilled to kick off the EM stream at SMACC Dublin this year with a presentation on the big questions, in other words the strategic future, ofEmergency Medicine. This was an idea we put together to think about the…
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Tips on how to look after your OWN mental health

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  DISCLAIMER: the below tips are based on no evidence whatsoever but are some pearls I have picked up during my relatively short career in emergency medicine. I however hope you will enjoy the read, give some thought to the content and maybe…
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Taking a sexual history in ED

Sexual History (1)

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,…
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How to prepare your ED for a MERS-CoV outbreak

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Following a successful local collaborative Ebola campaign preparation last year, the team at Virchester ED have started preparing for the next outbreak of infectious disease that threatens our quiet shores: the Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). MERS is caused by a…
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