Updated: Jul 15
Welcome to our new NCHDs!
It is our pleasure to welcome you to the MMH team and we look forward to meeting you in person
I hope that you all will enjoy your time working with us. I am sure that you will learn a lot during your time here. For those of you who haven’t worked in the Emergency Department before, it is a busy environment and may feel daunting at first. We very much work as a team and there’s always someone around to help or to answer questions. The important thing is to remember to ask!
Here are a few things to help you get started
In these unprecedented times, we have restructured our induction so that for the most part this is now online. In addition, many of you are on short rotations of varying lengths and as such it is logistically not possible to deliver a comprehensive induction to doctors arriving at different time intervals during the year
The first time you visit the page you will be asked to sign up and thereafter you will be asked to login. Signing up to the website is necessary in order to complete induction. We ask that all induction material be completed at your earliest convenience but at the latest by 4 weeks post commencement
The induction should take you no longer than 4 hours in total, and you will be paid for this time by adding these hours onto your July timesheet. i.e. add an hour on to 4 of your clinical shifts when submitting your timesheet on the days you do
On the website there are ten 15 minute videos which you are required to watch then complete the short quiz in order to complete the induction. These videos are designed to introduce you to common presentations to the Emergency Department and you are asked to complete these as early as possible. Successful completion of these videos is a mandatory part of your induction
Mater EM Website
The Mater Emergency Department website has been updated and should act as a support to you during your time here. You can find information here on our guidelines, scheduled teaching for the week, upcoming events, audits, research and much more . It is important that you familiarise yourself with the website prior to commencing work in the Mater ED to ensure a smooth transition
Check out materem.org
This will probably be the first ED rotation many of you have done. You will be dealing with certain presentations you may not have had any exposure to previously e.g. orthopaedics, surgery, ENT, exposure to blood borne viruses etc. You will need to discuss every patient you see with a senior before referral or discharge. But in particular we recommend that when dealing with presentations that are outside your comfort zone you speak to one of the ED registrars or consultants as early on in your assessment as possible so that we can advise you how best to proceed and ideally expediteE the patient's journey through the department. For example there are some specific radiology pathways, ED admission pathways and rapid access OPD and allied health clinics available to ED patients
We run a robust medical education programme in the ED. There is an Ultrasound teaching session on Mondays, Trauma case based teaching on Wednesdays, Simulation teaching on Thursdays and case presentations on Friday - this includes a monthly joint session with ICU and radiology with case of the week on alternate Fridays
You will also all be added to the Whatsapp & Sillo groups for clinical communication and the Slack app for education
If you have any concerns or questions, please contact us directly
We look forward to working with you all over the next few months!
Dr Posy Bullman Emergency Medicine Trainee Dr Tomas Breslin Emergency Medicine Consultant (firstname.lastname@example.org)