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

Podcast: October 2018 round up St Emlyn’s

Here’s our round up of the best of the blog from October 2018. In Pursuit of Excellence with Natalie May from #stemlynsLIVE https://www.stemlynsblog.org/in-pursuit-of-excellence/ A FeminEM in NY with Natalie May Part 1. https://www.stemlynsblog.org/fix18-part-one/ JC: Cricoid

JC: Cricoid Pressure and RSI, do we still need it? St Emlyn’s

This blog reviews the first large randomised controlled trial of cricoid pressure in emergency patients as published in JAMA Surgery, October 2018. Cricoid pressure is controversial. Although it has been taught in anaesthesia practice, since

Teaching and Learning in Stretched environments. RSM 2018. St Emlyn’s

This blog links to a presentation I am giving in London on the 19/10/18 on the subject of learning in stretched environments, or at least that’s the official title. My original title was ‘teaching in

Podcast: August 2018 round up of the St Emlyn’s blog

A little later than planned, but here is the podcast round up of the St Emlyn’s blog for August 2018. The following blogs are discussed.   Lessons learned at EMSA https://www.stemlynsblog.org/lessons-learned-at-emsa18/ Troponin and Biotin https://www.stemlynsblog.org/troponin-and-biotin-a-lethal-combination/

#stemlynsLIVE: Five free strategies to improve your resuscitation practice. St Emlyn’s

This week we are hosting the #stemlynsLIVE conference here in Manchester. We are so excited to be bringing together an amazing faculty for a day of talks, workshops, panel discussions and skill stations designed to

#stemlynsLIVE programme update and Livestream.

With just a few days to go the team is assembling in Manchester for the #stemlynsLIVE and #TTCManchester courses. You can download a pdf of the programme below, or you can download a copy from

St Emlyn's Cliff Reid Simulated patient

JC: The Zero Point Survey. Optimising resuscitation teams in the ED. St Emlyn’s

This blog explains the rationale for the zero point survey1–3. This starts before the primary survey that we are all familiar with and is a means of optimising the performance of resuscitation teams in critical

EMS Gathering review and podcast. St Emlyn’s

I recently travelled to the EMS gathering in Cork, Ireland1. This is a fantastic conference that brought together EMS clinicians from around the world to learn, share and have fun. This conference has been running

Using narrative learning and story telling in Emergency Medicine. St Emlyn’s

Some years ago I attended the first SMACC conference. It was special in many ways but it was an epiphany for me in my medical education journey. It opened my eyes to the possibilities of

World Sepsis Conference: #wsc18 an Online, Free, #FOAMed style conference this week. 5th/6th September.

There is no doubt that I love a conference. I’ll freely admit this. I love the travel, the connections and the opportunity to learn, but I also have anxieties about the inequality of conferences, notably

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