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I completed my medical school and background EM training from India (Christian Medical College, Vellore and Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad) where I worked for 4 years. Following this, I devoted (with all my heart) about 1.5 years to do US Medical Licensing Exams. My stint towards an EM Residency in States did not work but it took me to places and it has been quite a journey. I then relocated to London, England to work as a Registrar (Non-Trainee) in A&E. This gave me an opportunity to better understand NHS, EM training pathways and more importantly the EM Mindsets in the United Kingdom. 

Currently, I am pursuing Higher Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine at South East Scotland Deanery where I have the honour and privilege of training under some of the most innovative brains in the field of Emergency Medicine. Over the past few years, I have realised that LEARNING and UNLEARNING (which can be challenging!) is equally important to deliver cutting edge care to our patients.And through this blog, I aspire to disseminate knowledge, assist trainees with exams and stay up to date with contemporary EM literature. I have always been an avid FOAMed supporter because FOAMed has always played an indispensable role during my training. 


Lakshay Chanana
ST4 EM Trainee 
Edinburgh, Scotland
drlakshayem@gmail.com

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Surviving OHCA by Prof. Richard Lyon

This is the talk by Prof. Richard Lyon at The Bick Sick in Zermatt, 2018





Dr. Lyon is a consultant in Emergency Medicine and clinical lead for Medic1 at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He is the associate medical director of Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance and chair or Pre-hospital Emergency Care at the University of Surrey. He completed a unique doctorate thesis on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) – the TOPCAT study, which has formed the basis of a successful programme of work to improve outcome from OHCA across Scotland. He has won numerous national and international awards for his work. 



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     Lakshay Chanana
     
     ST4 Trainee
     Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
     Department of Emergency Medicine
     Edinburgh
     Scotland

     @EMDidactic

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