A 34 year old male is brought into your ED as a priority call. He was working at a local restaurant when he collapsed. On arrival at the scene the ambulance crew report that he was in respiratory arrest.
How can emergency and critical care physicians deal with information overload? Here is one answer…
Many Emergency Physicians are unfamiliar with the concept of Web 2.0, the diversity of Web 2.0 resources, and how to use these resources to enhance their clinical practice and professional development.
This post is all about podcasts, and features those relevant to emergency medicine and critical care. If you want find a free podcast, do a keyword search of LITFL’s podcast database and Joe Lex’s free emergency medicine talks.
I’ve recently checked out the awesome (and free!) EMRAP: Educator’s Edition. In the April podcast, among many other things, Rob Rogers and Michelle Lin talked about how medical students often struggle to orally present cases the ’emergency medicine way’. I remember struggling as a student to focus on what was relevant and stick to the […]
The time-poor ED physician, faced with an ever increasing patient load, is finding it difficult to keep up to date with the expansive proliferation of clinical knowledge and more worryingly the presumption of technological competence. The concept of using a locally derived, living database of clinical and other teaching material connected to a user-friendly web-based […]
WA health has taken another bold step in its continued quest to drive ‘long term system wide reform’ and implement strategies which will enhance the patient experience and ‘flow’ through the turbulent waters of ‘unscheduled care’.
With the era of Generation Y doctors; open source publishing; micro-blogging; stumbling and tweeting now upon us it is important to review the potential implications of the internet age on emergency medicine. The generational transition behind this digital revolution has already occurred in many other employment sectors and as emergency physicians it is important to stay in touch with developments – we are not immune to the effect of the internet on our daily work practices.
Professor Tony Brown, Discipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care at the Royal Brisbane Clinical School in the Department of Emergency Medicine
Myth-conceptions of ER overcrowding