All about Tranexamic Acid

This blog-post is intended to provide the information required for the ALS practitioner to complete their theory component for the 2018 CPG update with regard to TXA. To access CPD points for this activity (blog post) please see the information box at the bottom. This resource may also be used to inform any interested partyContinue reading “All about Tranexamic Acid”

In LIFE and DEATH

Palliative Care in the Emergency Department “Death is often seen as a failure to keep people alive rather than a natural dignified end to life” (1) Coping with death is difficult for anyone, including medical care practitioners. The super-hero mentality (emergency physicians (EP) in particular suffer from this disorder) makes encountering an end-of-life situation confusing,Continue reading “In LIFE and DEATH”

Distraction and Attraction

These are both seemingly straightforward cases. Both trauma related issues and possible complications. It is easy to fall into the trap of trying to refer the patient on to someone else, to make it someone else’s problem. But one of the distinguishing features of Emergency Medicine is that we get to solve puzzles and seek thatContinue reading “Distraction and Attraction”

Inside the bubble of #BadEMFest18

To say that last week’s #BadEMFest18 changed my life would be really dramatic. But sometimes I am dramatic… #BadEMFest18 was the most amazing collection of incredible experiences I could ever have asked for in short 4 days. From the caliber of speakers, topics, people and interactions to the food, glamping set up and programme, thisContinue reading “Inside the bubble of #BadEMFest18”

The Interconnectedness of things

Great article on an approach to palliative and end-of-life care. Shared at #BadEMFest18 The 5 minute approach for Goals of Care in the ED from David Wang’s article. Another resource (with accompanying podcast) for diving straight into this topic. This is a great article on end of life care in the ICU setting.    Continue reading “The Interconnectedness of things”

#EMSSA2017

JoziEM are attending the EMSSA conference in Sun City this week, the link below is a comprehensive summary of the content and themes for the first day, this data was captured and collected through “crowd sourcing” co-creation with @bad__EM and @EMManchester. EMSSA Day 1 review. Co-created review with St.Emlyn’s.