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Coprophagy in Humans

A 45-year-old man develops methemoglobinemia after an incidence of eating his own faeces.
We’ve talked a lot in RCEMLearning blogs about how to recognise death in ED and how to break bad news, but we haven’t really focused on how to legally “declare” someone as dead, and complete the relevant paperwork. It is through researching updates to my trust’s policy, together with making sure our international medical graduates were aware of the UK rules, that this blog post was born.
What do we do if we are made aware of an incident? How do we investigate a serious incident and write a report? How do we share the learning?
A delayed presentation after trauma with an increasing joint swelling, what gives?
We’ve written this blog to emphasise some of the key points around risk, highlight some common terminology, and point out some common misunderstandings.
In this article I use the word "vulnerable" to imply an individual at risk for an enhanced need of special care, support, or protection because of age, disability, or risk of abuse or neglect.
Your department is crowded with multiple ambulances arriving, very few empty clinical spaces and multiple boarded patients due to exit block.
Improved flow is the current golden bullet, the saviour of ED, in the NHS - the key to unlocking the issues with the health service in its current state of crisis. But how is flow achieved?
The unspoken disease of inflicted, non-accidental injury in children.
Where does PEM fit in with EM? Children make up about 25-30% of attendances to mixed EDs nationally, so all EM consultants must possess at least basic paediatric skills.
Recap of the ASC 2022 conference
Preparing for exams and trying to find an SBA on organ donation? The law around organ donation has changed; refresh your knowledge with this SBA.