Archives of #ED

#ASPiH2018

It’s been a busy month of Conferences for me. So, as I get ready to go to Cardiff for #EMTA18 this week, here is a short summary of my key learning points from #ASPiH2018 A bit of background for those of you who don’t know, #ASPiH2018 was the annual conference of the Association for Simulated […]

What’s the Plan D?

Hi Folks I am sat here excitedly as I finally get to write a blog on one of my favourite subjects, the Rapid Sequence Induction (RSI) of a patient in ED. This also applies to any patient who is anaesthetised in an emergency, or out-with the anaesthetic room in a planned procedure. If I told […]

Between the Lines #2 – The Sedated Patient

Patients discharged from critical care who go on to be discharged home are offered the chance to return to the critical care environment for their psychological rehabilitation. Better understanding their journey of care helps some to contextualise the often disturbing memories they have of their care experience. For others, it is simply an opportunity for […]

Between the Lines #1- Inotropes

Inter-departmental banter and rivalry between ICU and ED nurses is as old as the NHS is still young. If you happen to have been working under a rock or never ventured outside of your department, I highly recommend finding a friend from another ward. Go for a cup of tea and call it clinical supervision […]

Arterial Blood Gases

Hey everyone this is a link to an absolutely awesome presentation by my mate Scott Hawkins who is an experienced ACP in EM and is now specialising in cardio-thoracic anaesthetics and ICU (yeh he is pretty clever). So he created this for paramedics who asked him for some teaching about what the gases meant in […]

Emergency Nursing- maybe the best job in the world….

 This is slightly different to our previous podcasts- Liz (@SisterScrappy) and I (@ashleighlowther) having a chat about how we got into being an ED Nurse and what the current situation is. This was sparked by a conversation I had with an amazing ED nurse talking about leaving the job and I found myself trying […]

Pain assessment in the ED

Hi lovely people, Welcome to our 3rd podcast and we actually forgot to say on the podcast that we have a new jingle!! Thanks to Nigel (@Nrtaylor101) from the @RCEMLearning team for his help with that. Ok so we are pretty chuffed with the support you guys have given us so far and we want to keep […]

Only ‘Human’

Hi guys! Slight confession to this blog, it may cause you to open the proverbial can of worms that is Human Factors and Non-Technical Skills and make you want to delve more into it! This is ok…. but it may take up some of your time. A few links within this blog to other amazing […]

Patient assessment

This episode is the first ‘proper’ one and we are discussing triage and assessment at the front door in line with the framework CCT1- the whole part of CCT1 knowledge and skills.​ We have mentioned a few documents in the podcast so they are linked below for your viewing pleasure.  We are still trying to get the […]