Archives of #Emergency

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 […]

The Introduction

This podcast links very nicely to everything already on the website and is a guide to ‘what we are trying to achieve’  We hope you like it! Jingle to be changed and sound quality to be worked on.. bear with us For Apple users For Android users

EDeducate on tour – the EMEC

So, our first conference report on EDeducate. On June 11th Harmony, Liz, Ashleigh, Kirsten and I descended on Birmingham for the Emergency Medicine Educators Conference organised by Scott Carrington. It was an excellent programme: so I’ll try to summarise some of the educational pearls I, as a non-educationalist ED person, brought from it. Our own […]

Raising the (S)BAR on Handovers…

t’s widely recognised that those of us who choose to spend our working hours in an Emergency Department are easily distracted. We thrive on the adrenaline, the chaos, and the fast change of pace. But if you’re anything like me, those traits make stringing a coherent handover together a bit tricky. I regularly find myself […]

Casey and the case of the missed diagnosis

Meet Casey. She arrived at your emergency department one Saturday afternoon a few weeks ago. She’s a cheerful, previously healthy 19 year old part way through her second year at your local Higher Education institution. She’s also just spent 4 days on Critical Care, and is the subject of a Serious Untoward Incident/Level 3 investigation […]

A right pain in the… chest!

Situation Chest pain is one of the most common ED presentations, accounting for between 5 and 8% of ED attendances in the US every year[1]. Chest pain can have numerous causes and it’s important for us to distinguish between the life threatening and the not-so-much. As an ED nurse your assessment of the patient may […]
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