#EuSEM2018 – Day 1

September 10, 2018

For those of you working hard on the shop-floor a quick summary of whats going on in Glasgow @ #Eusem2018   Sepsis 3 interesting talks from dual Emergency Med and Infectious disease specialists, from Denmark and Germany, which highlighted that we are all in the same boat, and again doing… Read more

#EuSEM2018 – Day 2

September 11, 2018

Very Geri’s heavy day today @ #EuSEM2018 but lots to think about, and even squeezed in a bit of USS

 
Geriatrics
Gait is an observation

Timed Up and Go test – get up from chair walk 6m turn and come back, over 10s is a marker of frailty
Also mortality – same predictive value as RR>25 or sBP of 90mmHg

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#EuSEM2018 – Day 3

September 11, 2018

& today has been all about the Heart (New MI definition, Think Aorta, Failure) + some disaster med for my own interest

4th universal Definition of MI
Whats New?
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#EuSEM2018 – Day 4

September 13, 2018

Hej Hej Glasgow it was fun, now back to work.  Day-4 was full of great Canadian thoughts on neurology (Vertigo, SAH, and TIA) all topped off with a sprinkle of Organophosphates

Vertigo – Guide to the big 3
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Dislocated Shoulder (Teaching Video)

December 1, 2018

Great review of shoulder reduction, techniques and sedation.  Learning points: Most techniques will work 80% of the time (Best results tailor the technique to the patient) Kocker’s shouldn’t be used in # greater tuberosity Cunningham technique looks interesting (I’m going to give this a go) Traction is the what causes… Read more

Fitting – ACP/MG teaching

March 2, 2019

Contents:

Seizure type
Differentials
Treatment of Status (Generalised, Focal, Absence)

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Headache – ACP/MG teaching

March 11, 2019

Slides available – here Main topics of discussion were: Primary vs Secondary headache Red Flags Temporal Artritis Venous Sinus Thrombosis – its variable presentation, and need to highlight in the CT request. Read more

Junior Doctor Training Open to all Nursing Staff

April 24, 2019

Hello Everybody It has been agreed that all nursing staff (HCAs/RNs) can attend the Junior Doctor Training which happens every Thursday afternoon (1-4). This will be on a voluntary basis and there is no pressure to attend it is for your own learning and professional development (It can be used as evidence… Read more

RCEM CPD 2019 Day 1

April 2, 2019

 HEAD AND NECK Tracheostomy Emergency Care – Dr Brendan McGarth www.Tracheostomy.org.uk Needs to distinguish Tracheostomy from laryngectomy as a laryngectomy has no connection to the upper airway however a tracheostomy may have a connection so gives you 2 options for an airway. Trachostomy problems commonly seen in the ED:- Tube… Read more

RCEM CPD 2019 Day 2

April 3, 2019

NEUROLOGY #RCEMcpd  @RCEMevents Advances in Acute Stroke Intervention  Dr Ian Rennie Acute Stroke Thrombolysis only recannulates approximately 10% of large vessels. MR CLEAN trial reduced disablED survivors following stroke from 53% to 29%. NNT <2 (New England Journal of Medicine 2015) Dawn trial showed treatment up to 24 hours from… Read more

RCEM CPD Conference Day 3

April 4, 2019

REALISTIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE  Read more

Thomas Spint – how to apply

February 3, 2019

Invented by a Welshman ‘Hugh Owen Thomas’, the introduction of this simple device in World War 1 went on to reduce the mortality of #femurs from 80% to 16%. The Kit Measuring Tape Thomas splint – Adult or Paediatric (depending on size) Hoop – Sizing guide can be found here… Read more