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
Little moments with big impacts: great leaders through the eyes of a timid registrar By Casey Bennetts I was a fourth-year student when we met. A mother reluctantly attended the ED on her teenager’s insistence, for investigation into her shortness of breath. In part I remember the case because it was my first cardiac… Continue reading Do You Remember When?
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
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
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
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
Featuring Dr Una Harrington, Dr Melanie Rule and Dr Shahina Braganza This is the first of a number of podcasts that we have created in preparation for Wellness Week 2019, which starts on the 7th of April. We at WRaP EM have collaborated with ACEM, ACEP in the USA and multiple other countries worldwide to… Continue reading Podcast – Wellness and performance – an introduction to the relationship
By Alex Markwell, Bethany Boulton & Melanie Rule We’re writing this from the airport lounge after an amazing week at Australasian College for Emergency Medicine’s Annual Scientific Meeting 2018 - On the Edge. Congratulations to the conference organisers who offered a balanced and well curated program of science, humanity and entertainment, which attracted more than… Continue reading ACEM ASM 2018 Thoughts and Reflections – The vibe
Solving the mystery of transitioning from simulation debriefing to clinical event debriefing. By Una Harrington & Melanie Rule As Emergency physicians we need frequent exposure to critically unwell patients in order to hone our resuscitation skills. It is often said that the mark of a good critical care clinician is one who runs towards the… Continue reading Is this the real life… or is this just fantasy?
By Una Harrington This morning, I had the pleasure of attending an insightful and inspiring workshop called ‘Compassionate Conversations’ with @FreerMary @SuprPowrBabies @RachelCallander What a session….. Looking forward to more #realtalk, #compassioninaction and #compassionrevolution So, here are 9 things I learned today……… What is compassion? A sensitivity to suffering in self and others with a… Continue reading Compassionate Conversations (CC) #DFTB18