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Finally Dr Sam Bendall returns with another post on things educational. This time around it’s about how to focus on fidelity. You can read Sam’s earlier post right about here. The human mind is a complex machine. I am constantly amazed at its ability to “fill in the gaps” or…
Hi readers! If you’d ask me about my knowledge of brain injuries, I would have given you a gormless look much similar to Pinky’s one to Brain…. Then I went to a wonderful conference day this week organised by the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance. It was on Brain Injuries (traumatic and medical) and had […]
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“The most wretched, miserable, servile, pathetic trash that has ever shat into civilization. Some hate them. I don’t. They’re just #resuswankers.”
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As I wrote this, there was some very sad news that @docjohnhinds had died. So I am dedicating this post to him. He had inspired so many people in PHEM/EM community. Sorely missed but never forgotten…. Apologies, it’s been a while since I have posted anything primarily as I’ve been trying to get my head around […]
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I promise I don’t mean to keep referencing supermodels in my posts…it just seems to happen! Today is a short post but includes my vodcast on the pregnant trauma patient. (Apologies in advance for my sniffles in the background!). As Jay Leno says, its still just one patient. Treating the mother is the primary objective. […]
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Intriguing title? I was going to put a picture of the Eurostar but I find Giselle more eye-catching. What’s the tenuous link to working in the ED? Todays post was inspired thanks to a TED talk sent to me by @drjameelkarim by a chap called @rorysutherland. His bio can be found here, but essentially he is […]
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For those of us who work in an emergency medicine/ pre-hospital care we all have experience of saying or overhearing someone say: “I fancy seeing a big code red trauma or big sick patient today….”. We say it not to sound unsympathetic or uncaring but the sickest patients are the ones that drive and challenge […]
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As Mick says: ““If you meet me, have some courtesy, have some sympathy, and some taste…” Todays post is a guest one, eloquently written by a colleague of mine @mattdoc1979. You have to follow him! The post is based on EDs in the UK but i think it could be applied to departments across the […]
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I was talking to a friend of mine, who is an ED consultant in London (@wgbrook– follow him!) the other day about his ED induction programme for the new F2s joining the department in April. He said he was going to talk about “aiming to be a zero” to them. This concept came from Cmdr […]
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(Arrrghhhh!!! Soft Collars!!!) I thought this week I’d talk about a particular injury which can be catastrophic if it is missed. I’m sure you will agree that as Emergency Physicians we should be competent to interpret tests that we order on a daily or regular basis. These include things like blood tests, ECG’s, ABG’s and X-rays […]
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