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 […]Read more "“Pinky and the Brain…..”"
“The most wretched, miserable, servile, pathetic trash that has ever shat into civilization. Some hate them. I don’t. They’re just #resuswankers.”Read more "We all know there are wankers in medicine, but then… there is the #Resuswanker…."
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. […]Read more "“Jay Leno, Gisele & the Pregnant Trauma Patient…”"
(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 […]Read more "Let’s “FACE IT”, you don’t want to miss this injury Doc…"
I appreciate there are many recent blogs on Brain Impact Apnoea and others on how to manage severe head injuries, but what about minor head injuries? I thought I’d write a short post on rugby players and head injury, as it’s been in the news recently. Last friday night, during the opening game of the 2015 rugby […]Read more "“George is a bit SCATty after that tackle….Fetch the Brown paper and Vinegar….”"
Continuing to make you listen to the music of my youth, I’ve gone for a bit of Linkin Park. I thought i’d briefly talk about haemorrhage control. How comfortable are you at being able to control bleeding in a trauma patient? How many ways can you use an israeli bandage? Do you know what an israeli […]Read more "“HE’S BLEEDING OUT!!!!……”"
If you are reading this blog, I must reiterate that I am by no means an expert in emergency medicine. I am a new EM Consultant, which essentially means i still have a lot to learn! One of the most important changes I have made to my clinical practice was improving my chest assessments in […]Read more "“You could cut the tension with a knife…..”"
In my humble opinion, there are two life saving procedures that as ED docs, we should be able to perform. As they are rare, i thought i’d share some of my thoughts on what it felt like being in a stressful situation and some common learning points. Both cases are based on moulages and simulation […]Read more "“There will be some moulage patients you never forget…..”"