We Suck – 6 Tips for Controlling Pain in the Emergency Department

Bloody Pain Management! I was thinking today we suck at pain management.  I can definitely manage this patient’s pain better.  So why don’t I?  Why do I struggle to manage my patient’s analgesia? Am I too busy? What’s the problem? Why does my medical student think giving pain relief is a bad idea? If this is an issue … More We Suck – 6 Tips for Controlling Pain in the Emergency Department

Presenting (a patient case) like a Pro

The Art of Presenting in Healthcare The Power Point Presentation (Sydney Medical School January 30th 2015) PDF – CLICK HERE PPT – CLICK HERE Key Points Your style of presentation depends on: The Acuity of the case The Urgency of the possible diagnosis and management The Environment (e.g. Out-patient v Theatre) The Listener (e.g. Surgeon v Medic) Presenters … More Presenting (a patient case) like a Pro

10 ways to survive your time in Emergency

(1) TESTS Investigations and Tests:  Be ‘judicious’ with your choice of tests. Please don’t send alpha-1 antitrypsin, c-peptide, diazepam levels or mast cell tryptase! (or a D-dimer without thought) By all means take your histories with brevity and send off appropriate tests early.  This will save time and help you achieve the necessary time targets at … More 10 ways to survive your time in Emergency