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How can emergency physicians harness the power of new technologies in clinical practice and education?
  1. Simon Carley1,
  2. Simon Laing2
  1. 1 Emergency Department, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
  2. 2 Emergency Department, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Simon Carley, Emergency Department, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, M13 9WL, UK; simon.carley{at}


As the Royal College of Emergency Medicine looks back on 50 years of progress towards the future it is clear that new and emerging technologies have the potential to substantially change the practice of emergency medicine. Education, diagnostics, therapeutics are all likely to change as algorithms, personalised medicine and insights into complexity become more readily available to the emergency clinician. This paper outlines areas of our practice that are already changing and speculates on how we might need to prepare our workforce for a technologically enhanced future.

  • emergency ambulance systems
  • education
  • emergency care systems
  • emergency departments

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  • Competing interests SC is the editor of the St. Emlyn’s blog and podcast. SL is the editor of the Resus Room blog and podcast.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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