Professionalism and performance, Wellness - individual

Why Nurses and Doctors ARE Unfair

By Tracy Churchill - Clinical nurse and founder - Nurse professional advancement Tracy Chuchill Many people think Nurses and Doctors are kind, compassionate and fair to ALL people. After 15 years of working in the emergency department, I believe that this claim of fairness could be a baseless myth. In the healthcare system, we are… Continue reading Why Nurses and Doctors ARE Unfair

Professionalism and performance, Technology, Wellness ideas from around the globe

WRaP EM meets CardMedic

Dr Rachael Grimaldi - Senior Anaesthetic Registrar; Co-founder and CEO, CardMedic 1. CardMedic is a multipurpose flexible digital communication tool. It looks to have been created out of a need for clear communication and the ability to connect with our critically unwell patients during COVID. How do you think the programme helps clinicians meet this need?  While on… Continue reading WRaP EM meets CardMedic

Professionalism and performance, Wellness - individual

Calling all superheroes. Medicine wants you.

  By Dinesh Palipana There is probably some small desire to be a hero in anyone who undertakes medicine as a profession. Over the last three years as a doctor, I've seen colleagues build their careers from internship into a rich variety of clinical and non-clinical pathways. Many of my friends have remained in the… Continue reading Calling all superheroes. Medicine wants you.

Professionalism and performance

Lessons from the Stage by Khairil Musa

I was immensely flattered to be contacted by Una Harrington to share some thoughts about my journey in wellness as an Intensive Care Trainee, Dancer and Creative Lead of the Social Media and Critical Care (SMACC) conference. As with many things in my life memorable experiences happen mostly by accident and my foray into the… Continue reading Lessons from the Stage by Khairil Musa

Professionalism and performance, Wellness - individual

Incivility hurts

By Dr Ellen Meyns A new day at work.  A new term.  A new clinical year.  The department is buzzing with the nervous energy of a batch of fresh young doctors:  introductions, name badges, talks, tours, expectations.  First cannula, first morphine order, first plaster, first discharge summary.  Proud people will go home tonight and tell… Continue reading Incivility hurts

Professionalism and performance, Wellness - individual, Wellness - organisational

WRaP EM WRaP Up ACEM Winter Symposium – Te Wero – The Challenge

By Melanie Rule and Bethany Boulton If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that a career in Emergency Medicine is full of challenges. So, Te Wero, the challenge, was an apt theme for the ACEM Winter Symposium in Rotorua this week. Did our New Zealand brothers and sisters rise to the challenge? They… Continue reading WRaP EM WRaP Up ACEM Winter Symposium – Te Wero – The Challenge

Professionalism and performance, Trainee perspectives

Transitioning from resident to registrar in the ED – 6 top tips – By Claire Mitchell

    There is no such thing as a perfect transition from resident to registrar. It is one of the scariest big jumps on the escalator (or treadmill) of medical career progression; a sudden leap in responsibility in which some thrive, and some flounder. Here are my 6 top tips to make it easier. Be… Continue reading Transitioning from resident to registrar in the ED – 6 top tips – By Claire Mitchell

Professionalism and performance

Wellness week – Emergency Physician performance over a career span

Performance as told by a mid career (not old) emergency physician     Disclaimer - Maths and physiological concepts prerequisite to interpret this blog. Context: In considering performance whether on my own or in discussion with colleagues, I use a personal model that helps me visualize my perspective. Note there are seven discrete possibilities of… Continue reading Wellness week – Emergency Physician performance over a career span

Professionalism and performance, Wellness - organisational

A Recipe for the Perfect ED – by Simon Judkins

Over the last two years, I’ve had the great pleasure and privilege of visiting A LOT of Emergency Departments. I’ve also spent A LOT of time with ED Directors, trainees, FACEMs and other staff. While I still have a quite a few EDs on my President’s bucket-list, I reckon I’ve had a pretty good exposure… Continue reading A Recipe for the Perfect ED – by Simon Judkins