All posts by Chris Gray

Dr Chris Gray BSc(Hons) MBBS MRCP(UK) MRCEM AICSM is an ST5 in Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine, training in Manchester and the North West. He is also an ALS and APLS instructor and keen educator. He is @cgraydoc on twitter

St.Emlyn’s takes a NAP. The NAP4 anaesthesia audit.

Thinking about a NAP after reading the title? If you’re an emergency clinician, you probably came to this post thinking one of two things: A nap? They sound pretty cool, I could use one of

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St.Emlyn’s goes further north – NEM Conference #NEMC18

It’s the second time I’ve been to the Northern Emergency Medicine conference, this year held in the sunny city of Durham. I say sunny… I needed my jacket. Last year’s programme was great and included

Who gets a Tetanus? You get a Tetanus!

UPDATE – This post still contains relevant information about tetanus, immunisation schedules, and management of clinical tetanus, however the UK guidelines have changed. Please continue to read this post, but then check out this update for

ST3 Part2

So, you’re about to become an ST3? Part 2 – Work/Life

  It’s changeover week, so across the country trainees are moving up a grade in their career ladder. There are new doctors, just finished medical school. There are senior registrars becoming consultants. There are ST2s

ST3 part 1

So, you’re about to become an ST3? Part 1 – Portfolio

In the UK, the route to Emergency Medicine Consultantdom starts after foundation training, with a three year funfest commonly known as Acute Care Common Stem, or ACCS. It’s a shared pathway for doctors wishing to

Are you PROcalcitonin? St.Emlyn’s goes bug-hunting.

At work the other day, someone mentioned that we could use procalcitonin to distinguish between viral and bacterial infections, particularly in the paediatric population. It was touted as the answer to that age-old question, “should

Upper Gastro Intestinal Bleeding at St.Emlyn’s.

Earlier this week, Simon and Iain released a podcast on the management of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Welcome to the blog post version, for all your textual needs. Around 60,000 people are admitted into hospital every year

A new view on life. Augmenting Reality at St.Emlyn’s.

Unless you’ve been on holiday in, say, Antarctica for the last few weeks (or still haven’t recovered from SMACC), you’ll have probably heard about this small game called Pokémon GO. You may have even been on

#smaccAIRWAY – Airway Masterclass at #smaccDUB

  In its 4th iteration at SMACC this year, the airway workshop was held twice – in the morning and afternoon. It was essentially a masterclass in what is being developed and implemented regarding airway

Overconfidence in the ED

If you have ever worked as or with a doctor, you’ve probably encountered something called a multi-source feedback form, or a “360 appraisal”. It is part of the process for junior doctors to progress to

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