Disclaimer – This blog represents our opinions and should not be considered representative of views of emergency medicine in Ireland. The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine can be found here. The body representing trainees in Ireland is the The Irish Emergency Medicine Trainees Association and their site can be found here.

If you need personal medical advice then go elsewhere, see your GP, go to the ED, phone an ambulance if you have to. This site is not intended as medical advice.

For professional medical people reading this site: the posts are my opinion and for information purposes and do not constitute my medical advice for how to treat your patients. Drug doses should be found and checked in the appropriate literature.

There will be frequent use of sarcasm, irony and other forms of humour. Those deficient in such senses would better spend their time with a box-set of 30 Rock and The Simpsons

The opinions expressed here are our own and not that of any employer.

While x-rays and ECG images may come from personal archive, any cases discussed on this website are imaginary vignettes and not representative of real patients.

I am a sceptic when it comes to most things including the medical literature though that’s more of a cognitive bias than a conflict of interest but it’s probably worth knowing