The philosophy of EM

On Reflection

On Reflection I’ve been reflecting on reflection for some time now, at least since I started formally collecting my lessons from Sydney HEMS and probably even before that, because this sort of meta nonsense is something medical education enthusiasts like…
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How to ask a question at a conference. The origin of ‘that’ algorithm. St.Emlyn’s

This is a repost & update of a blog I did for Rob Rogers back in 2014 on how to ask a conference question. Sadly the original post is no longer available. Since then the tongue in cheek algorithm (see…
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104 Reflections from Sydney HEMS – the eBook. St.Emlyn’s

Firstly, the title of this post is not a typo. When I collated the reflective lessons from my series of Sydney HEMS blog posts I realised there were actually 104, not 101. Apologies for the misleading advertising, but there was…
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101 Reflective Lessons from a Year with Sydney HEMS. Part Seven: Life Lessons

This post, detailing my reflections on life lessons, is the seventh and final post 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 medical…
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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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It’s Not OK: Communication in Paediatric Critical Care at #dasSMACC

  I don’t know about you but I had relatively little communication skills training at medical school. It was two or three days over five years and I thought that was ok, but now it seems strikingly inadequate considering communication…
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