Inside ACEM

Stories about emergency medicine and the people who work in it. 

This is what we're trained for

Dr David Richards, NZ Bravery Medal recipient, shares the story of his day during the 2011 Christchurch earthquake
“It was one of those days, it has been described as the worst of days but one of the best of days because things like emergencies, disaster management, caring for critically ill, traumatised...
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Pacific Practice

On the anniversary of Cyclone Winston, Dr Vivek Lal shares stories of practicing emergency medicine (EM) in Fiji
On February 22nd Cyclone Winston hit the shores of Fiji. It was the worst storm ever recorded in Fiji’s history. 44 people died, entire villages were destroyed and thousands were rendered homeless....
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Best of Web EM is back and better than ever

Amith Shetty gets excited about the brand new Best of Web EM platform
If you’ve been on the ACEM website this morning you might have noticed an extra button on the homepage. That’s right, we’ve rebooted the ol’ ACEM staple: Best of Web EM.So what is Best of Web EM...
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Granting our future

The Morson Taylor Research Grant: It’s not just a grant, it’s an opportunity to move our specialty forward.
If you’ve ever worked in an emergency department (ED) chances are you’ve experienced at least one patient presenting with a paracetamol overdose. In fact, each year in Australia 8,000 patients...
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Taking a history

FACEM Kate Anson, Advanced Trainee Inia Tomas and respected Māori academic Papaarangi Reid share stories of Māori culture and history for Waitangi Day
Taking a history In Associate Professor Papaarangi Reid’s ACEM Foundation Lecture she asks the question: what is the first thing we do in medicine? Answer: We take a history For Associate...
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Launching Leaders

Dr Adam Coulson reflects on ACEM's inaugural Rural and Regional Leadership Course and why we need leaders in the ED
“Inspiring and insightful” “A privilege to attend” “Many rural leaders have leadership 'forced' upon them so giving them leadership skills is incredibly useful” These quotes are some of the...
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In memory of a loveable rogue

In a special Inside ACEM this week, Dr John Bonning, Dr Jan Bone and Dr Ruth Large share stories in memory of Dr Chris Cresswell 31-10-1967 to 31-12-2016
Chris was one of the world's special people.   He was born on 31 October 1967 and died suddenly on New Years Eve 2016.   His unexpected death while riding on one of his favourite bike tracks in...
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Welcome to 2017

ACEM President Professor Tony Lawler takes us through what's in store for ACEM in 2017
ACEM President Tony Lawler is about to step into his second year in the Presidential hot seat at ACEM, and from his perspective, 2017 is going to be a big one. From facing workforce planning...
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All I want for Christmas is … a booze-free ED

The latest Alcohol Harm in EDs Snapshot Survey results are in and for Diana Egerton-Warburton they are just not good enough.
The latest distressing statistics are out from ACEM’s Alcohol Harm in EDs Snapshot Survey.One in eight patients in Australian EDs, and as many as one in four patients in NZ EDs are there due to...
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Listening and learning

Dr Simon Judkins is ACEM’s new President-Elect. He talks to Inside ACEM about his up-coming year of observation and how he thinks all emergency medicine physicians can change the world.
Dr Simon Judkins knew he wanted to be an emergency doctor from the moment he walked into his first emergency rotation. He’d dabbled in surgery and thought about general practice, inspired by his...
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