PHEM Trauma

Your receive a pre-alert call from the air ambulance team who are bringing a 32-year-old male who has sustained a single stab wound to the epigastrium whilst outside a pub…

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DNA CPR in the ED

DNA CPR or “do not attempt resuscitation” decisions are confusing to many. If discussed sensitively and correctly, they make a huge huge huge immeasurable difference to the hospital stay of the patien…

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Hypnosis and EM

If we told you we knew of a medical practice that’s been around since the 18th century, with a strong evidence base, that can be utilised by any emergency physician, for the majority of patients (and …

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Supporting Overseas Doctors

There are many components of looking after overseas doctors. Many of them are intuitive and seem common sense, but our experience suggests the basics are often done poorly. We define an overseas docto…

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Holiday at Home

Lockdown. It’s looking likely to be extended for a while, and travel is looking less possible. Despite that, taking annual leave and having a rest is really important. But how can you occupy yourselve…

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Books and EM

Whether it’s immersing yourself in the childhood nostalgia of the faraway tree, learning about more medicine, or learning about subjects allied to medicine, the book has a powerful hold on people.…

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Blinding Headache

A 35-year-old presents with right sided headache, photophobia and vomiting progressing to left homonymous hemianopia and left sided numbness.…

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