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JC: Devastating Brain Injury. Complex decisions in the resus room. St.Emlyn’s

DBI devaststing brain injury stemlyns

Social media can sometimes give the impression that all is rosy in the world of resuscitation. We hear of the amazing saves, the wonders of ECMO, helicopters and heroic acts with great outcomes, but the reality is of course very…
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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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MARSIPAN – Not just for (Christmas) Cakes. St.Emlyn’s

  This is a guest post from Vicky Vella, EM Associate Specialist in the UK. Vicky got in touch after this tweet came onto our timelines recently. I had to admit that I was also unaware of these important guidelines….
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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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JC : Paracetamol, NSAID’s or both in MSK trauma. St.Emlyn’s

 Pain… patients complain about it… A LOT. It’s the commonest reason for attending emergency departments across the globe so we should be (and need to be) pretty good at treating it. With that in mind I thought we could look at this…
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The ED Spa. Wellness and Support in #Virchester. St.Emlyn’s.

The ‘ED Spa’ is designed to be a safe space within an Emergency Department, a place that is completely non-clinical and separate from the coffee room. A place where any member of staff can go for a time out, a…
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Tough Times in the Emergency Department. St.Emlyn’s

  Times are tough in the Emergency Department. Is your ED seeing an unprecedented number of patients lately? Do you feel like you are under excessive pressure because of this? Do you recently feel low as a result? Maybe you’ve…
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