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Tasty Morsels of EM 054 – Paeds Cardiology: Long QT

As always, this is from the ever expanding google doc on bits and bobs I read and learn from and transfer here for all our learning pleasure. Today we have some notes from a lecture by a paeds cardiologist at a recent national EM training day. The first is on long QT the Schwartz score can be useful for diagnosis of long QT syndrome. Now a bit old and superseded by genetics but important to know that it is not all about the QT on the ECG - it's a syndrome with various factors. T wave … [Read More...]

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Tasty Morsels of EM 053 – Use of Naloxone

As always, this is from the ever expanding google doc on bits and bobs I read and learn from and transfer here for all our learning pleasure. Today it comes from a paper I found via the Poison Review from two well known names in Toxicology, Hong Kim [here him speak on MarylandCC Project] and Lewis Nelson. For those […]

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A note on the passing of John Hinds

John Died on July 4th 2015 following a crash doing what he loved at the Skerries road race in North County Dublin. John was year above me in medical school. He was an intern in the same hospital the year before I was 11 years ago. My first ICU job was in the ICU he ended up a […]

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VTE Dublin 2015

This is a brief heads up about a new conference coming in Dublin, Friday 18th – Saturday 19th September 2015. My current hospital as a venous thromboembolism working group (which I am nominally a part of) consisting of the whole gamut of specialties involved in the diagnosis and management of VTE. From the ED to […]

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Anatomy for Emergency Medicine 032: CFN Eye Anatomy Part 3

This is the third of a series of podcasts I’m doing on basic eye anatomy for the CEM FOAMed Network. This is a developing resource which aims to provide a fully mapped college curriculum with FOAMed resources. Be sure and check it out and get the podcast. This podcast went out a while ago on the […]

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Tasty Morsels of EM 052 – Rheumatic Fever and the Jones Criteria

As always, this is from the ever expanding google doc on bits and bobs I read and learn from and transfer here for all our learning pleasure. This is something you’re very unlikely to diagnose in Ireland. The real reason for including this is it seems to be a favourite exam question and I put it […]