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What type of doctor do blog readers want?

I’ve recently changed the look of my website, which was basically the same since 2008. When I started it 7 years ago I made this custom pool on the homepage asking visitors to choose the doctor they wanted.

What type of doctor do you want?

It was more of a fun experiment than anything else. But nevertheless I have 7 years worth of votes. So here is how my readers ranked the offered doctors.
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We need: cheap as chips AEDs

I am starting a new series of blog posts that I’ll call – We need. This is where I will be musing about things the World in a broad sense needs to be a better place. I will not be writing science fiction, but aim to write about what we can achieve soon, with the technology we already have, if we were just a bit more creative and bold.

My first article is about saving human lives with cheap Automated External Defibrillators.
Cheap as chips AED
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RCEM15 conference

I just came back from The Royal College of Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Conference held in Manchester, UK from 28 to 30 September. It was an excellent conference, with great organisation and fantastic speakers including international lecturers like the larger than life Scott Weingart and amazing Cliff Reid, not to mention a range of UK based professors and consultants.

For a brilliant summary of the most exciting lectures, I recommend you visit the RCEM FOAMed Network.

I have participated with two abstracts based on the research I have conducted during the last 6 months. Both were presented as posters, and you can view them below.

Patient Results Collector, an open source computer software to facilitate clinical audits. A case study.

Can we consider adjusting cutoff point of HemosIL D-dimer assay fo the exclusion of pulmonary embolism?

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Intraosseous access video lecture

Intraosseous access is now a common procedure in emergency departments. Everyone seams to be familiar with how to use some of the popular assisted devices. It is very easy to learn how to use them during a quick workshop. However, I have noticed that many do not know all the theory around it. They are good at the sexy bit of introducing the needle, but do not really understand indications, contraindications and all the other parts, like anaesthesia, to make the most of it.
Enjoy.

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Emergency Physicians on Twitter

twitter researcher
One of my side projects is to maintain the most comprehensive list of Emergency Physicians using Twitter @research_er. Just this weekend I took some time to brush the dust off this project that I host at TwittER ResearchER website. I double checked all the users already on the list and added some new ones. So now I am following 1232 Emergency Physicians across the globe that use Twitter!

The cool thing is that you don’t have to be an active user of Twitter yourself to tap into this exciting and fresh stream of consciousness of the best Emergency Medicine experts in the World. You can simply visit TwittER ResearchER website for a constant and real time source of useful advice, heated discussions, cutting edge research and novel ideas.

I highly recommend it first thing in the morning! You’ll see, your tea will be sweater and your coffee more creamy.

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