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#EuSEM18: Leadership lessons and the importance of civility

2018 18 Sep

Experienced emergency medicine doctors shared their thoughts on leadership in several sessions at the European Society of Emergency Medicine congress in Glasgow last week. Ruth Brown, consultant in emergency medicine, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK spoke about emerging leadership. She reasoned that leaders need experience and self-confidence.... Read more

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#EuSEM18: Think aorta! Spreading the word on aortic dissection

2018 18 Sep

Aortic dissection is a rare but life-threatening condition that needs to be recognised in the emergency department. It can be fatal if missed. In the UK incidence is 2-3/100,000 per year. It is the commonest cardiac surgical emergency and affects working age people. Without intervention most will die within one month. The European Society of Emergency... Read more

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#EuSEM18: Sepsis in the emergency department - what antibiotics?

2018 18 Sep

Doctors are responsible for reducing antibiotic usage in their hospital, region and country. At the same time, emergency medicine doctors have the responsibility to treat very sick patients - with suspected sepsis and septic shock, efficiently. This was the conundrum addressed by Christian Backer Mogensen, consultant in infectious medicine and emergency... Read more

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#EUSEM18: End-of-life care in the ED

2018 12 Sep

Nobody goes into emergency medicine to care for dying patients, but people do die in emergency departments, and end-of-life care could and should be better in the ED, said Mary Dawood, RN, of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, speaking at the European Society of Emergency Medicine congress in Glasgow this week. She noted that EOLC in... Read more

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#EUSEM18: Treating drug-induced hyperthermia in the ED

2018 11 Sep

Hyperthermia is a life-threatening complication in a small number of patients treated with neuropsychiatric drugs or who use recreational drugs. Philippe Hantson, MD, of the Louvain Centre for Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, Belgium presented recommendations for treating patients with drug-induced hyperthermia at EUSEM18, the European Society of... Read more