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

JC The end of the road for colloids in sepsis??? St.Emlyn’s

Are colloids more effective than crystalloids in reducing death in people who are critically ill or injured? Updated Perel P, Roberts I, Ker K Published Online: February 28, 2013 So it looks as though Cochrane

Emergency Medicine, a risky business Part 5. Does a correct diagnosis mean that the therapy will work?

Emergency Medicine: A risky business part 5. Does a correct diagnosis mean that the therapy will work? In the previous post in this series around diagnostics we have looked at how the performance of most

Perimortem C-section at St.Emlyn’s

There are a few blog posts that seem to stick in the mind more than others, and certainly ones that I direct colleagues back to on a regular basis. One of these for me (and

Case of the week: Oedipism at St.Emlyn’s

This case from Virchester is not one to read if you are of a nervous disposition. As always the case is hypothetical to illustrate the learning points (see note below on St.Emlyn’s cases).   The

New Surviving Sepsis Guidelines – What’s new? St.Emlyn’s

After much anticipation the new surviving sepsis guidelines have been published in critical care medicine. There will no doubt be much conversation, debate and discussion about this in the coming weeks and I’ll bet Scott

Can you get the doctors to work faster!!! St.Emlyn’s

You get an email from Sister Astir….   ‘Hi Simon, You need to have a word with Dr Dawdling please. He hardly saw any patients yesterday and there was a massive wait in minors. The

PACE with @HarrisCPD

        Just a quick blog post today with a link out to a great #FOAMing pre-hospital paramedic. It was a delight to share thoughts on graded assertiveness with Matthew. We  looked at

JC: HEMS doesn’t work – at least not for the Dutch

Dutch HEMS from wikipedia We all love helicopters, don’t we 🙂 We love the idea of swooping from the sky to save a patient at the moment of near death before whisking them off to

NHS Change day, FOAM in action with Damian Roland

I am delighted to have another guest blogger at St.Emlyn’s. If you are FOAM +ve you will already know Damian who has done sterling work to promote learning through social media in Paediatric Emergency Medicine

The undertaker’s ring method. St.Emlyn’s

Just a quick post in reply to the post on Academic Life in Emergency Medicine where Michelle Lin and colleagues described how to remove a Tungsten ring by crushing it – they’re strong, but brittle

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