Referring Patients to an admitting team from the emergency department. This is a crucial part of the job of an emergency doctor, yet formal training on this skill is almost non-existent.
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.
Learning by spaced repetition is a useful strategy for long-term knowledge acquisition in medicine. But what is spaced repetition and how can you put it into practice?
Medicine, mindfulness, movement, mental (ill)health and creativity. Guest post: Dr Elizabeth Winson (@DrLemmingo). Liz is a intensive care doctor in Melbourne, Australia.
How do experienced clinicians see beyond the superficial and understand the trouble brewing behind the scenes, seemingly before there is any warning? Where does such an unearthly prescience of what is about to happen come from? How is it that one sees what another doesn't?
I’m neither Garr Reynolds nor Nancy Duarte. I’m not even Ross Fisher (sorry about the "even" Ross, but look at the company you keep!). Still, I’m going to hit you with some advice.
Risk in Emergency medicine - what is it, how to doctors assess it and how they make decisions? How can we make things better? Some answers, more questions.
Are you curious about what motivates us? Money? Think again. Watch this YouTube video by RSAnimate and Dan Pink on Motivation, and you might be surprised.
Those we carry: "All of us have our own burdens, names chiselled on our hearts. We carry their bodies in silence. We carry them alone, refusing to cry. We hold them close, and keep the living at arm’s length."
What does society expect of today’s doctor? More importantly, what does today’s doctor expect of themselves? How can we become better doctors?
My thoughts on Judy Wilyman's overly wordy collation of the global anti-vaccination lobby arguments, wrapped up in a 390 page opinion piece (sorry, pHD)