Non-specific symptoms in the emergency department

Non-specific symptoms in the emergency department are common: headache, vomiting, lethargy, blurred vision…but do you include a brain tumour in your differential? Are you confident in spotting the signs and symptoms of brain tumour? Are you asking the right questions to know when to reassure, review or refer your patient?

How to be… a twitter moderator

The email comes from a wonderful conference organizer, lets call her, for example, Tessa, “Dear X, would you be interested in being a Twitter moderator for a session at our upcoming conference?”  The idea appeals, but you actually have no idea how it’s done. Google is not much help, but there’s been an amazing conference…

Alarm fatigue

It is easy to be bamboozled by the amazing technology we have at our fingertips – portable monitors, ultrasound machines, tricorders – but you only really need to know one button. It’s that one we all instinctively reach for before have even assessed the patient. It’s the big button marked “Silence“.

Screen Queens

Life as a parent can be tough – early mornings, convincing your child to eat, having time for yourself. Sometimes you just need five minutes to think.  So what do you do – thrust your mobile device in front of your 3 year old?  Today we explore some of the good, bad and ugly concerns…

How to make an online teaching feedback form

Education and training is a key pillar of clinical governance. It is important both to keep our own training up to date and also to take part in the teaching of others. This is one of the main reasons we have chosen to become involved in FOAM (Free Open Access Medical Education).

Cloud Storage Options For Medics

There comes a time in any young medic’s life, when you realise that keeping vital documents on USB sticks or attached to random emails is slightly precarious! Here we consider the two main online storage options and explore a number of honourable mentions… Google Drive Google is the biggest name on the web but was…

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