Situational Awareness in the ED

Do you know what is going on with you, and around you? Have you been in a situation where there are nine poorly patients in the resuscitation room, and you are the only Clinician looking after them?…

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I’m not burnt out, I’m just tired

Having successfully landed an ST4 training post, I start my first job in a small, yet busy, rural ED in Merseyside. I am excited and enthusiastic about this new training job and I enjoy exchanging sto…

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Look in the Mirror, What Do You See

As many of us are preparing our portfolios for ARCP or revalidation, RCEM’s Head of e-learning, Chris Walsh, talks us through why reflection is at the core of our learning.…

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The Rules of The House of God

In an era of increasing bureaucracy, never ending targets, and spiralling demand on a background of chronic underfunding, the prevailing cynicism of the medical profession might be understood…

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Time Management

Most of the resources available on time management are written for administrators who need to learn to inbox zero” and to say no…

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Patient Handover

For those of you who werent able to attend and for those of you who want to listen again to some of the great talks, this month well be bringing you some of the superb plenary sessions on the podcast…

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Prioritisation skills in the ED

We have a lot of systems in Emergency medicine. Unlike others perhaps, we tend to employ them to draw simplicity, function and purpose out of the complexity our patients confront us with every day…

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Major Incidents Part 1

So what is a major incident? Simply put, it is any incident that requires an extraordinary response from health services – ambulance services, primary care, community services and hospital Trust…

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