The Royal College of Emergency Medicine

The College is established to advance education and research in Emergency Medicine. The College is responsible for setting standards of training and administering examinations in Emergency Medicine for the award of Fellowship and Membership of the College as well as recommending trainees for CCT in Emergency Medicine. The College works to ensure high quality care by setting and monitoring standards of care, and providing expert guidance and advice on policy to relevant bodies on matters relating to Emergency Medicine.

Sharing best practice from clinical leaders in urgent and emergency care

Important changes to Section 136 of the Mental Health Act

Securing the future workforce for emergency departments in England

NICE guideline on Asthma: diagnosis, monitoring and chronic asthma management (NG80) has been published. This guideline covers diagnosing, monitoring and managing asthma in adults, young people and children.

RCP launch new resources to aid team working in the NHS

Revised guidance published on Intravenous Regional Anaesthesia for Distal Forearm Fractures (Biers Block)

Nuffield Trust report: 'When the price isn't right: how cuts in hospital payments added up to the NHS deficit'

New emergency department patient safety checklist from NHSI

Opportunity for Fellows to join newly formed Editorial Board of 'Lecture Notes: Emergency Medicine'

NICE addendum on urinary tract infection in under 16s: diagnosis and management (standing committee update of CG54)

NHSI launch Emergency Flow Improvement tool

Guidance published on information sharing to reduce community violence

Guidance for the public on acid attacks launched by NHS England

Safety alert: DePuy Synthes Impactor for PFNA (Proximal Femoral Nail Anti-rotation) Blade: risk of infection

Safety alert: Retained Guidewires

Safety alert: Adrenaline auto-injectors: updated advice after European review

Unomedical high concentration oxygen masks (specific lots) - risk of hypoxia as the tubing can disconnect from the oxygen mask

BVM (Bag-Valve-Mask) manual resuscitation systems – risk of delay to emergency treatment

Solus Flexible Wire Reinforced Laryngeal Mask Airway – risk of hypoxia due to partial or total occlusion of the airway tube after inflating the cuff

All HeartStart MRx defibrillators – possible failure to deliver a shock, cardioversion, pacing or monitoring

V60 ventilator – potential for unexpected shutdown

BD Plastipak 100ml catheter tip syringe with Luer slip adaptor, specific lots – risk of leakage and delayed therapy

PRSB launch new Emergency Care Discharge Summary Standard  

New RCEM guidance: A universal FGM flowchart and reporting tool

RCEM publishes three major national clinical audit reports on Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock, Moderate and Acute Severe Asthma, and Consultant Sign-off


RCEM endorses new guideline on stroke in childhood

Safety alert: All Alaris GS,GH, CC, TIVA, PK, Enteral Syringe Pumps, and, Asena GS, GH, CC, TIVA, PK, Syringe Pumps - risk of uncontrolled bolus of medicine

RCEM publishes position statement: Complications of Early Pregnancy and the role of the ED

New guidance: Management of investigation results in the ED 

Guidelines for Management of Marathon Related Medical Emergencies

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