Dr John Scott - Emergency Physician Last weekend, two of our senior nurses calmed a terrified patient with life threatening epiglottitis enough to tolerate BIPAP. They completely changed his clinical trajectory. Their ability to rapidly connect with their patient through a sea of fear arguably saved his life. How on earth did they do that?… Continue reading The Triple C of ED by Emergency Physician John Scott
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
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
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.
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
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