Resources for ISTC NSOCM students

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This is a post intended for the NSOCM students I presented to last week at the ISTC The title of my session was: ‘Practice, Perform, Process': Strategies for Building Mental Toughness. Here are some of the resources I used to design the session, which I believe will be useful for you guys. Books On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology […]

EMJ Blog – Nuances of Neurogenic Shock

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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 […]

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 […]

St. Emlyn’s Podcast – An Englishman in South Africa

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Whilst at the International Conference of Emergency Medicine earlier this month, Professor Simon Carley (@EMManchester) and I recorded a St. Emlyn’s podcast about my time working in South Africa. The podcast is embedded below. We cover a lot of the content from my talk – ‘A UK Trainee’s Lessons From the Western Cape’ – you can find the references here. […]

Fluid Management in the Exsanguinating Trauma Patient

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Tom Bourne (@Bourne4ED) is an EM advanced trainee currently plying his trade at The Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre in Melbourne. Born in the UK, now settled in Australia, the only thing Bourney enjoys more than getting his hands dirty in resus is swinging a golf club in anger. If his medical career falls through, he can […]

Lessons From South Africa

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I recently completed a 3-month postgraduate EM elective in Cape Town, South Africa. I arranged the elective through Stellenbosch University, and worked in 2 hospitals – New Somerset Hospital in the Cape Town city centre, and Khayelitsha District Hospital in the nearby township. I hunted down the experience in order to sample a new flavour […]