EMJ blog – ECG Marksmanship: Posterior Wellen’s Syndrome

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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

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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 […]

Revision Tips for the MRCEM A/FRCEM Primary

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I recently battled my way through the final ever MRCEM Part A exam. The exam has since had a facelift and is now called the ‘FRCEM Primary’. The format of the exam is changing from a true-false format to a single best answer MCQ. For more information on the new exam, check out the ‘FRCEM Primary Information […]

Case 5: Fever in a Returned Traveller

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The Case You arrive in the ED for a late shift. It’s early Autumn and not that busy. You’re stationed in majors, and pick up your first patient. A 23 year old final year medical student. They’ve self-presented and the triage sheet says the following: 2/7 fever, diarrhoea and a rash. You head to see the patient in […]

An Englishman in South Africa: Robert Lloyd at St. Emlyn’s (link)

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Here is the blog post I wrote for St. Emlyn’s to accompany the podcast – ‘An Englishman in South Africa’ – that I recorded with Professor Simon Carley (@EMManchester) at ICEM 2016. I discuss the human stress response and its effect on performance, strategies for building a more resilient mindset, and stress inoculation training. I explore these […]