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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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Every Breath You Take – An Introduction to the Breathless Patient in the ED

Breathless patients are a challenge in the ED. Shortness of breath can be a frightening presenting complaint for both patients and doctors. As always, think about the possible life threatening causes and actively rule them out. For breathless patients think especially about:…
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Ethical Dilemmas in Emergency Medicine part 3: Is Primum non nocere timeless or ridiculous?

If you haven’t been following this series, you can also find part 1 and part 2 on the blog. Part 3: Primum, non nocere When I was a green young House Officer working stupidly long hours quite a few years ago,…
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GMC Guidance on social media use by doctors. St.Emlyn’s

Firstly apologies for the slow updates of late. I am ‘away from the desk’ so to speak, having a lovely time and all, but there are certain restrictions on internet access! Anyway……..the GMC guidance has arrived. Most if not all…
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