All posts by Simon Carley

Professor Simon Carley MB ChB, PGDip, DipIMC (RCS Ed), FRCS (Ed)(1998), FHEA, FAcadMed, FRCEM, MPhil, MD, PhD is Creator, Webmaster, owner and Editor in Chief of the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. He is Professor of Emergency Medicine at Manchester Metropolitan University and a Consultant in adult and paediatric Emergency Medicine at Manchester Foundation Trust. He is co-founder of BestBets, St.Emlyns and the MSc in emergency medicine at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an Education Associate with the General Medical Council and is an Associate Editor for the Emergency Medicine Journal. His research interests include diagnostics, MedEd, Major incidents & Evidence based Emergency Medicine. He is verified on twitter as @EMManchester

The great day paradox. St.Emlyn’s

I started thinking and writing this blog about 2 years ago, but I’d not really been happy with understanding how I feel about it. More recently I’ve been asked to prepare a talk for the

June 2019 Podcast round up. St Emlyn’s

Here’s our regular podcast round up of the blog and podcast from June 2019. A really busy month for the team so not that many posts, but we hope that the lack of quantity is

JC: Can we really use IO blood for analysis? St Emlyn’s

For as long as I can remember I’ve been told that it is possible to analyse marrow from an intra-osseous (IO) needle. It’s been taught on lots of APLS courses I’ve attended (Ed – in

May 2019 Podcast Roundup. St Emlyn’s

Our regular review of the best of the blog from May 2019 with Ian Beardsell and Simon Carley

JC: Traumatic Cardiac Arrest (TCA) podcast with Prof Jason Smith RN. St Emlyn’s

A few weeks ago we reviewed a paper on the management of traumatic cardiac arrest. That paper specifically looked at the role of closed chest compressions in traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA). I recently managed to

Beyond ATLS with Alan Grayson at #stemlynsLIVE. St Emlyn’s

Another of our videos and podcasts from the #stemlynsLIVE conference. This month it’s Alan Grayson on the role of ATLS in trauma management. If you listen to the twittersphere then ATLS seems to have a

SMACC2019: The Power of Peer Review

This blog is designed to support my talk at SMACCUltimate​1​. The conference is held in Sydney, Australia and sadly (Ed – very sadly) it’s likely to be the very last of the SMACC conferences. The

Wellbeing for the broken part 3, the Podcast. St Emlyn’s

We finish off the series with a podcast by Iain and Liz that brings together the themes of the first two blogs. You can review the previous blogs below. vb Iain and Liz

JC: Should we use chest compressions in traumatic cardiac arrest? St Emlyn’s

This is a question that we’ve addressed on the blog before and the evidence has been a little conflicting​1–6​. From a pathophysiological perspective the logic of using closed chest compressions in a patient who has

JC: Should we rapidly cardiovert AF in the ED? St Emlyn’s

If I develop AF then I reckon I’d be able to spot it pretty quick, and I’d get myself down to ED pronto so that I could get myself cardioverted having read the excellent work

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