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Can you unlock your unconscious patient’s mobile phone with their thumb? St.Emlyn’s

The case: Let’s imagine a case, based on reality but essentially a thought experiment. You are working in the ED resus area when you receive a young unconscious patient from the paramedics. They had been found alone in an alleyway…
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Tips on how to look after your OWN mental health

  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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#Medutainment and Emergency Medicine, Part 3. What next and how do I do it?

Where do we go now with #Medutainment? Time is precious and in many modern health care systems time for educational activities is increasingly difficult to find. Our 24/7 role means that it is really hard to get people together at…
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#Medutainment and Emergency Medicine. Part 2. Why are we talking about it?

Why is Medutainment in the news now? I think there are two linked driving factors that have led us to start considering medutainment as a important component in medical education. Technological change Changes in medical decision making The modern digitally…
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JC: The last breath for apnoeic oxygenation?

Apnoeic oxygenation in emergency intubation in the ED is a concept that has emerged in the past few years and has been promoted by the FOAMed community quite extensively. I have to admit it is something we have recently introduced as…
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