EMIG Event – Disaster Medicine – 23rd of July (4pm)

Emergency Medicine Interest Group The Disaster Workshop is an Annual Event at Westmead since 2008 E.M.I.G. event with Dr Kavita Varshney MBBS FACEM PRE READING “DISASTER MEDICINE” Westmead Hospital Dr Varshney is a local expert in the area of disaster and one of the key members of the Western Sydney Disaster Team. Be sure not to miss … More EMIG Event – Disaster Medicine – 23rd of July (4pm)

Not So Grand Rounds

On the 21st of May 2014 The Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) had its annual “Not So Grand Rounds” session at Westmead Hospital.   This was a well attended event due to the presence of great speakers (as well as the attraction of free Pizza). A case vignette (discussed below) was presented as part of Not … More Not So Grand Rounds

Basic Presentation Skills for Medical Students

Case Presenting You are asked to briefly present the patient case you have just see on the ward round. The consultant insists that you start with a concise summary of the patient’s care. Presenting cases is both nerve inducing and challenging – but we have to start some where. A snappy opening statement and summary not … More Basic Presentation Skills for Medical Students

Collapse and Syncope

SYNCOPE PDF HANDOUT – CLICK HERE Syncope in the Emergency Department (ED) Introduction Syncope is common accounting for about 1 in 50 of Emergency Department (ED) presentations.  It is recurrent in 30% of patients and is characterised by a ‘Brief loss of consciousness that resolves without intervention’. Syncope is derived from Greek “syn”  – with and … More Collapse and Syncope