Simon and Iain chat about the first few days at EuSEM in Vienna. Some of the clinical and social highlights. We also have a bonus podcast at the end recorded with a volunteer at Iain's "Podcasting for Beginners'" talk. For more from EuSEM (The European Society for Emergency Medicine) congress follow the #eusem16 hashtag on Twitter.
Our series on critical appraisal nuggets in 5-10 mins. This week it's Randomisation. Great if you are revising for an exam in critical appraisal (e.g. FRCEM).
Simon and Nat talk about how to have that tricky conversation when you have to tell a colleague that they may have made a mistake.
Liz Crowe joins Iain Beardsell to discuss really difficult conversations in the ED. How do we communicate terrible news in the ED and critical care.
First of our podcasts from the London Trauma Conference.
A fantastic episode with Iain talking to Gareth Davies (from London HEMS) talking about Impact Brain Apnoea.
A Christmas review of the world of EM, CC and resuscitation #FOAMed.
This review is no way exclusive and focuses on sites that people may not be familiar with. Take it as read that EMCRIT, LITFL, PHARM, ICN, SGEM, EMLitofNote, ALiEM, Resus.me, KI docs, etc. are already known to be awesome. Check them out and follow the many excellent #FOAMed sites around the world.
Check out the big hitters here http://www.aliem.com/social-media-index/
There are also so many other sites that we have not mentioned, but which we regularly visit and listen to.
Next week Iain and Nat will be in London for the best trauma conference in the world. Join them in person, online, on the podcast and on twitter.
Check out the program here, it's amazing.
The Challenge and Value of Research in Emergency Medicine: at DGINA 2014
Rick Body's talk from DGINA on the need for research in EM.
Check out the associated blog post at http://stemlynsblog.org
Iain and Simon talk through the practicalities of in situ sim in the ED. How do we make it happen in a way that works and helps individuals, teams and departments learn together.
Much of the work in this podcast should be attributed to John Gatward from Sydney Australia who inspired us to start and to Kirten Walthall our new Sim Fellow who introduced records and departmental learning processes to our systems.
There are a couple of errors on the podcast. Firstly it's roughly 18 months that we have been doing in situ sim, time must fly so much that I said 9 months! Secondly, on reflection we average 2-4 sim sessions per week, but that includes some sessions that are not in situ, held in a separate area when training other groups of docs in the hospital. The ED in situ frequency is 2-3 sessions per week.
As ever we stand on the shoulders of these giants who support what we all hope to achieve.