Informed Consent

The legal aspects of Emergency Medicine can be difficult and often a trainee spends less time reading about these, unless a specific situation arises in work.
Let’s Talk About Risk
Class A drug in the UK - illegal to possess, give away or sell. Possession can be punished with 7 years in jail.
An emergency medicine consultant, a senior surgical trainee, and a salaried GP sat in a bar.
It’s happening again. Paediatrics - moving from one infectious disease to the next. It feels like we are only just peeling down the posters from the measles outbreak, when we are putting up the pertussis one.
Headaches are one of the most common presentations to the ED and may be primary or secondary. We want to help you differentiate between those benign ones that just require simple analgesia and reassurance, and those that require further investigation.
This blog starts to explore workplace culture. What is culture? Why is culture so hard to change? What can I do about it?
Frailty top ten
Cardiac arrest in pregnancy is a potential presentation to the emergency department. If it happens, you are likely to be cognitively overloaded.
In the past, paediatric lacerations requiring sutures often required admission and a general anaesthetic for wound closure. This blog looks at how we can provide timely, cost effective and acceptable management in the ED that avoids this paradigm.
You've just arrived for your first ED shift, excited to be allocated to resus. The red phone rings. A 45-year-old female, amitriptyline overdose, P120, BP85/45, GCS 5, ETA 5 minutes.
As emergency medicine clinicians you’ll be used to patients with behaviours that are really challenging. Did you know that there’s an actual definition of this?