December Primary Survey

  Here are  the highlights from this month’s issue…    Ophthalmoscopy in the Emergency Department Ophthalmoscopy is a difficult but essential skill in the Emergency Department environment. In this short report, the panOptic ophthalmoscope was compared to traditional direct ophthalmoscopy in conditions comparable to those found in most EDs. While the newer instrument was preferred, […]

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ED = Exhausted Doctors?

ED attendances are increasing at a phenomenal rate worldwide. This, along with staff shortages has resulted in an ever-growing mob of exhausted and dissatisfied staff members. Exhaustion can result in worsening patient care and even lead to serious medical errors. The European Working Time Directive (EWTD) have succeeded in capping average weekly hours, but 13-hour […]

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