Concentrate on raising expectations in both the students and the staff of what students are capable of doing.
Category: Broken Toy Blogs
EM Resources for Medical Students
Some Medical Students may have had their placements in Emergency Departments postponed. Here are some resources that you can access from home to learn something about Emergency Medicine.
#Influencers – What We Teach Whilst We’re Teaching
For good or ill, as human beings we are all swayed in our behaviour by the actions of those around us... we just can't help it, it's a fact of life.
SPLASH – Is Everyone Having Fun at the Pool?
Emergency Medicine (or any hospital area for that matter) can take a bit of getting used to and not everyone adjust to it at the same rate... if at all. For me in my current role, I have medical students on my mind but the same is true, I am sure, for new staff in … Continue reading SPLASH – Is Everyone Having Fun at the Pool?
Humility is weakness and weakness is something we cannot afford when we are dealing with people's lives.
But what if humility is actually strength, not weakness? What if, rather than putting patients at risk, it is actually key to keeping our patients safe? What if we are misunderstanding humility?
A Tale of Two Hashtags
Two Twitter threads discussing essentially the same issue and yet the response from healthcare professionals has been dramatically different. Have we in the healthcare community learned something from the last episode and decided to engage positively with this issue? Or is something else going on?
Book Reviews – 2019b
It's been just over six months since my last set of reviews so here are my latest reads rated for you. Maybe you'll find something that takes your fancy! Here's a reminder of my rating scale... Reading Triage Category (RTC): This is the next book you should read. Buy this book now and read it … Continue reading Book Reviews – 2019b
Change is Possible
I have a lot to make up for, I know that, but day by day, week by week, year by year I am being given the opportunity to set things right: I shouldn't be the only person given that chance.
I Will Never Ask You To Do Anything That I Wouldn’t Do Myself.
'I will never ask you to do anything that I wouldn’t do myself.' - Louis Bloom
Ten Tips for History Taking
A new set of medical students has just arrived at our hospital to start their clinical years. I've had the chance to talk to them about history taking and came up with these ten tips.