Archives of #NHS

Major Bleeding in the ED

Ok so I asked some of the nursing team in ED what they wanted to know more about, so this one is for you guys! What do we define as ‘major bleeding’ or major haemorrhage’? For me the way I describe that definition has changed somewhat over the years, in my military days where I […]

Winter is over? Time for a new challenge in ED

Think back to the start of March 2020… Team ED was still dealing with what seemed like the longest winter in the history of the world, Twitter was a-buzz with stories of how “crowding kills”. Corridor care was still a national problem, Staff were tired, and it didn’t look like we were getting any let […]

Between the lines #5

Much like many of the projects I started in 2020 and what is perhaps a damning indictment of my pandemic experience; blog number 5 is a year out of date. What was meant to be a piece extolling the importance of clinical education and teamwork during a crisis, has now turned into a reflection on […]

Rapid Assessment and Triage: my two CENTS worth..

My name is Pete Chessum I’m a Consultant ACP in ED/Acute medicine and also a PhD student studying resilience engineering in emergency departments.  In 2013 I helped with a NIHR project called the Emergency Care Handover Project (ECHO). After a decade of ACP life I’ve been asked to share what I think works (or doesn’t) […]

ED BusyBlog

Cast your minds back to February 2020, just 6 weeks ago. Emergency Departments throughout the country were experiencing their worst waiting times on record. Treating patients in the corridor was normal, there were even designated corridor nurses. Staff shortages, not enough beds in the hospital, no social care places to discharge patients- our EDs were […]

Patient assessment

This is the first of our accompanying infographics for each section of the framework. You may have heard we that we released our podcasts finally on iTunes (if you haven’t don’t worry click here)  The plan is that for each section we will have a podcast, an infographic, a blog and a video to access […]

Imposter syndrome

This is so important to most of us who work in emergency care where we literally learn new things every day. ​ I am sure you have all that feeling of ‘I just don’t know enough’ or ‘I am never going to get this’  The key points from Harmony’s poster here is that this is NORMAL!! Don’t […]

Foamed, what do I need to know?

This infographic by Harmony gives you the background to #FOAMED If you don’t really get what we mean when we say ‘tweet it’ ‘snap it’ then start here.  This really encompasses what we are trying to achieve with this website- to give you guys other ways to improve your skills, knowledge and portfolio in all things #ED […]