Hide And Seek: Button Batteries in the Emergency Department

Button Batteries

We see lots of kids presenting to the ED with "things" where they shouldn't be (we see adults too, sometimes - but that's a whole set of different stories).  Foreign bodies show up in all sorts of forms in all sorts of places, typically in the … [Continue reading]

Q&A with a Virologist: Ebola in the ED at St.Emlyn’s

Ebola

This week Sarah Payne from the North East of England joins St.Emlyn's. Sarah is no stranger to blogging and is a keen #FOAMed advocate as her bio below clearly shows. Specialty trainee in Emergency Medicine in the Northern region, currently out of … [Continue reading]

JC: Should USS be first investigation for renal colic? St.Emlyn’s

POCUS

A few years ago I was asked to see a patient in the rapid assessment unit with severe pain in the flank. She looked as though she had renal colic and we instituted the usual management, most notably analgesia with IV NSAIDs and eventually opiates. At … [Continue reading]

Stop Crying Your Heart Out – Paediatrics at St Emlyn’s

ED INDUCTION

Most EDs in the UK see a mixture of adult and paediatric patients. You've probably seen sick adults as part of your F1 year but we know that for many new ED docs this is the first time you've seen a paediatric patient since medical school. So welcome … [Continue reading]

For the Record: Can Patients Record Clinical Consultations?

RECORD

Somewhere in the ITV archives is television footage of me, on my first day in the PED as an ST3 doctor, assessing a child with a scald in resus. I knew before I started my six month PEM rotation that the crew weren't quite finished their filming … [Continue reading]

When Victoria Brazil came to St. Emlyn’s: The Full Story

VICTORIA BRAZIL (2)

If you could pick just one speaker from SMACC Gold to give a bespoke, inspiring talk to you and your colleagues locally you probably couldn't do it. Your mind would shut down - there were too many good speakers. Imagining, however, that it were … [Continue reading]