The Blood And Guts Shift

24 hours spent at the Royal Southern Hospital casualty department, Liverpool in 1975. Although the times, people and process have changed – some things stay the same…

Enlightening to see how the advent of technology (…and gloves) has changed the appearance, organisation, structure and function of the emergency department. Not sure about the attempted intubation, and certainly happy to see the back of gastric lavage.

Unfortunately I remember watching this World in Action documentary the first time around! …but great for some of my younger colleagues to witness the highlights of a £38 old-style 24-hour casualty shift

Liverpool, UK – 10 March 1975, World in Action series

BA MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM. Emergency physician, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  Passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

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