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The interface between anaesthesia and emergency medicine
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    Dear Editor

    The excellent editorial written by Carl Gwinnut raises important issues regarding airway care of critically ill patients at the interface between anaesthetics and emergency care medicine.[1] The conclusion of the editorial suggested airway management in an emergency department is dependant on the available personnel and resources present, and that a co-ordinated approach is beneficial. As General Prac...

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    Critical care in the Emergency Department

    Dear Editor,

    I was encouraged by reading the excellent articles by Gwinnutt [1], Nightingale [2] and Shelley [3] in the Critical Care edition of the EMJ. Emergency Departments routinely receive critically ill/injured patients, a proportion of which will ultimately require admission to an intensive care unit. Effective interfacing between A&E departments and critical care units is essential to achieve the optimal...

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