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5 lessons learned

On our 10th year blogiversary. 5 mistakes made and 5 lessons to learn from creating FOAM and entering the blogosphere
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Time for a change

11 years later we are onto our fifth server and have just completed our last major overhaul and re-write, trimming the 10,000 posts to a more manageable 6,000.
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To the Nightshift ED Doctor

It's four in the morning. It's been a long night... I know, believe me. But before you discharge the 60 year-old man who came in gasping for air a few hours earlier, take the time to consider a few things.
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Medical Certificate Sting

Not sick but you want the day off? No worries. These doctors are happy to make every weekend a long one...just ask and they’ll give you a certificate
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UCEM Promises Communication Training

Although UCEM are reassured that their ELF regimen for weight loss is gradually gaining wider acceptance, the college is concerned that the message is not being communicated according to utopian ideals.
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Managing the Busy ED: Part 2

Working in the ED environment is unlike most other areas of medicine. Stress levels can be high, maintaining patient flow in the face of access block and exit block can seem futile, and a chaotic environment
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Managing the Busy ED

Working in the ED environment is unlike most other areas of medicine. Stress levels can be high, maintaining patient flow in the face of access block and exit block can seem futile, and a chaotic environment
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The victim of medical mistakes

Mary Ellen Mannix’s life was turned upside down when her baby, James, died while in the care of a hospital in the US.  In this piece, she talks to me frankly and openly about her experience.
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The doctor who exposed his own error

Rather than hiding in shame from his mistakes, Bryan Bledsoe went public to tell the world about his error. Here, he tells me about the reasons behind that decision, and the consequences it has had for his career.