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101 Reflective Lessons from a Year with Sydney HEMS. Part Five: Leadership

      This post, detailing my reflections on clinical retrieval medicine, is the fifth in a series recording my reflections on the twelve months I spent working for Sydney HEMS in prehospital and retrieval medicine. The first post covers…
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JC: Intubate or not intubate? That is the question…

    Clinical scenario: A multi-morbid, elderly patient with renal failure and recently diagnosed hyperkalaemia suffers a cardiac arrest in your busy resuscitation area before you can start appropriate treatment. You start CPR with a fully available team and give instructions…
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Self-Rostering and Annualised Hours (or How to Keep Everyone Happy All of the Time). St.Emlyn’s

Introducing self-rostering and annualised hours  Over the last few years, in response to our ever-growing popularity with the public, the number of consultants at the St.Emlyn’s ED in Virchester has significantly grown. This, in turn means that the role of…
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Five risks for training in Emergency Medicine. St.Emlyn’s

DISCLAIMER: the below tips are based on my conversations with trainers and trainees. It’s unashamebly anecdotal but I make few apologies for that. I’ve supported emergency medicine trainees from all around the world and a few themes have come through….
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Futureproofing EM: Why your trainees deserve it (and your nation needs it). St.Emlyn’s

  I suspect all Deaneries (locality branches of Health Education England as they are now known) have their traditions and meetings. In the former NW post-graduate deanery we have ours. One of these is Calman day. Until this year it…
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A Little Respect: Polarised Perspectives in the Emergency Department

The only assumption we, as healthcare professionals, should be making about one another in the workplace setting is that we are each aspiring to provide the very best care for our patients. Is mutual respect too much to ask for in…
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