In the aftermath of Donald J. Trump’s US Presidential election victory, I expressed outrage via my keyboard. That led to the creation of a blog post that’s now published on the EMJ Blog. In the post, I use the Trump phenomenon as a vehicle for discussing the alarming lack of basic human decency that I witness on an almost […]
NICE on Bronchiolitis: Less is More!
As the nights get longer and the weather gets cooler emergency departments across the UK will see an increase in unwell children. The vast majority will have a self-limiting illness and can be safely discharged with appropriate safety netting. The emergency clinician’s role is crucial in identifying the children that require an in-patient stay. Infants with cough, […]
EMJ Blog – Nuances of Neurogenic Shock
In my latest EMJ blog, I’ve reviewed an interesting recent paper from Taylor et al that explores some of the finer details of neurogenic shock – a rare, but potentially lethal complication of spinal trauma. Click here for the post. Here is the original paper: Presentation of neurogenic shock within the emergency department. Matthew Pritam Taylor, Paul […]
EMJ Blog – How Junior Doctors Think: A Guide for Reflective Practice
A very interesting paper has been published in the EMJ recently (June 2016), qualitatively exploring the subject of metacognition in UK-based junior doctors. It’s a must-read. I’ve blogged about it. I’d love to hear reader’s thoughts via the comments section (either on here or the EMJ blog site). The original paper: Clinical reasoning of junior doctors in […]
EMJ blog – ECG Marksmanship: Posterior Wellen’s Syndrome
You can check out my latest piece for the EMJ blog by clicking here. I take a look at a very interesting EMJ paper published online recently: Driver BE, Shroff GR, Smith S. Posterior reperfusion T-waves: Wellens’ syndrome of the posterior wall. Emerg Med J. 2016 Jul 29. Tellingly, one of the authors is Dr. Smith, author […]
EMJ Blog – Should More Emergency Physicians be ‘Piloting British Airways’? – The Musings of a Trainee
I’ve written a second piece for the Emergency Medicine Journal Blog which I’m very excited about. The post tackles a fairly controversial issue in the UK – the role of EM doctors in emergency airway management. The ‘ED-RSI’ landscape over here is very different to Australia and the US, and my hope is that the piece will stimulate some positive […]
EMJ Blog – Diagnosing Small Bowel Obstruction in the ED: A Role for Ultrasound?
I’ve recently had the honour of being asked to do some blogging for the Emergency Medicine Journal blog. My first post is about the use of point-of-care ultrasound in the diagnosis of small bowel obstruction (SBO) in the ED – find it here. I take a look at an interesting paper published in the EMJ […]