All posts by Simon Carley

Professor Simon Carley MBChB, PGDip, DipIMC (RCS Ed), MPhil, MD, FHEA, FAcadMed, FRCEM 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

London Emergency Medicine trainees conference part 2. #FOAM

I had a fantastic day in London last week. I met/saw/heard some amazing people and bumped into the Southern UK EM Twitteratti…. (hope I’ve not missed anyone – let me know if I have). It

London Emergency Medicine trainees conference part 1. #SimWars

As part of my rehab program to cure my PTSD following #SimWars in Australia, (Ed – which we won), snakes and a rather challenging Roger Harris sandwich I was invited to take part as a

The ED is medical education’s front line. St.Emlyn’s

This week the GMC has published a report on emergency medicine training in the UK (press release here). The report follows a series of visits to UK emergency departments looking at how training is delivered

JC: If the Video Laryngoscope was stroke thrombolysis……. St.Emlyn’s

It has been truly fascinating to look at the responses to the paper on use of the glidescope for trauma patients. The post looks at the paper from R Adams Cowley shock trauma centre that

JC: Did Video kill the Laryngoscope star? Here comes the evidence. St.Emlyn’s

Although Britain and Ireland appear to be really rather fabulous at Rugby….thought I’d get that in there….., I do worry that we are falling behind the curve in terms of laryngoscopy in the ED. If

On a FAST track to nowhere at St.Emlyn’s

This week a little attempt at #dogmalysis for USS education in the UK. I want this to make you think about the links between what we teach and learn vs patient outcomes. In an ideal

JC: Should we use Heimlich Valves for ambulatory pneumothorax management? St. Emlyn’s

Here at St. Emlyn’s we have been managing patients with pneumothoraces as out patients for many years. The approach in the UK has been ‘guided’ by the BritishThoracic Society guidelines. For many PNXs we simply

JC: Time is brain…., calling #FOAMagitators. St.Emlyn’s

Streamlining of prehospital stroke management: the golden hour. If you have been happily playing with #FOAM for the last year or two then you must have come across the many excellent articles on the use

Children are just little adults. SMACC2013. St.Emlyn’s

Here at St.Emlyn’s we like a bit of #dogmalysis. We like to challenge established thinking and perhaps to look again at what we all know to be true. One such dogma is that ‘Children are

APLS weight estimation – don’t do it (well almost never). St.Emlyn’s

I’m an APLS instructor & course director and have contributed various bits and bobs over the years and it’s a great course. I’d go further and say that it’s a really great course to get

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