The Ugly Side of Exercise #RSMFrontline

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Last week I attended ‘Frontline resuscitation’, a one-day conference hosted on by the Military Medicine Section of the Royal Society of Medicine (#RSMFrontline). Its aim was to ‘showcase cutting edge developments in resuscitation medicine and provide understanding of how these can be translated to military medicine’. I was one several civilian attendees keen to benefit from some […]

Blog post published as book chapter!

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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!! My first ever blog post – ‘Case 1: Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolff‘ – has been published as a chapter in a new EM textbook: How to Not Kill Your Patients: An ER Doctor’s Guide to Life after Residency. Here is the blurb from the editor/chief author Dr. Sajid Khan… “When my […]

Case 6: The Chest Pain Patient With Stripes

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The Patient You are on a busy evening shift in resus. An 88 year-old man is brought in by ambulance with chest pain. The nursing staff have recorded initial observations, obtained IV access and got an ECG whilst you referred your last patient to the medical on-call team. The paramedics have handed over to a nurse […]

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 […]

Hunting the Culprit 2: Coronary Artery Anatomy

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This is the second post from the ‘Hunting the Culprit’ Series.  An appreciation that each of the 12 ECG leads is a ‘snapshot’ of the heart from a specific position is crucial for hunting the culprit vessel in STEMI patients. For a detailed explanation of ECG leads, here is the first post from this series […]

Hunting the Culprit: (Properly) Understanding ECG Leads

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Recently I was lucky enough to have attended the ‘EMECG’ course in Cape Town, SA. It was a 2-day event that took place at the beautiful V&A waterfront. Not a bad backdrop to learn about ECGs #emecg pic.twitter.com/aOVqfwJLht — Robert Lloyd (@PonderingEM) April 11, 2015 The faculty delivered high yield, EM-centric ECG education in a […]