Burnout

Burnout is a specific term used to describe one aspect of mental health. Much research has been done on the mental health and wellbeing of emergency teams.…

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Burn-ED

I didn’t realise I was burned out until I was properly scorched. I’d been close before, but thought I was doing ok this time.…

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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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Ultrasound: Indications for Ultrasound

Emergency medicine ultrasound has been steadily developing over the last two decades, and courses have run in the UK since the late 1990s. Since ultrasound is rapid and involves no radiation, it is an…

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RCEM VSC

I must admit, it felt a bit strange, taking a day off work as study leave to sit in my joggers in front of the laptop, but this is definitely The Way To Conference.…

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