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

Please use less Ketamine – LAT Gel at St.Emlyn’s

  Is this FOAM heresy I ask myself…, someone in the social media world suggesting that we should use LESS Special K. I’ve been reflecting recently on my use of ketamine in the emergency department.

CTR – the link between structure and marking at FCEM

Part 3 on how to write a CTR for the FCEM exam. Linking how you write with the exam structure.

CTR – How to put it together for FCEM.

There’s a big bundle of CTRs (Clinical Topic Review) in my pigeon hole this morning, all freshly printed and pristine ready for marking at the next FCEM exam. I’ve not opened them yet, but since

Little white lies in the resus room – St.Emlyn’s

Pre intubation communication in the resus room for major burns patients. Ethics communication and beliefs. Dilemmas in emergency medicine.

Emergency Medicine, a risky business part 2.

How to consider thresholds for labelling in the diagnostic process. Diagnosis does not guarantee treatment success or failure.

JC – Prasugrel vs Clopidogrel in ACS

Critical appraisal of NEJM paper on Clopidogrel vs Prasugrel for the treatment of non STEMI

CTR – Choosing a topic for the FCEM

Want to be a consultant? Well if you do you need to pass the FCEM (Fellowship of the College of Emergency Medicine) and that means that you are going to have to write a CTR

EKG in inferior myocardial infarction

Emergency Medicine, a risky business part 1. You are not a diagnostician.

Time to think about whether you are really an emergency medicine diagnostician… Are you a diagnostician? Of course you are! Why do I even need to ask? Well, to be honest I’m no longer very

paracetamol overdose 2012 guidelines

Paracetamol 2012: less means more

2012 update on guidelines for the management of paracetamol overdose in the ED. St.Emlyn’s. Review and critque.

Mushrooms in the valley

Diagnosis Investigation and Management of Morrell Lavallee lesions in the ED (Emergency Department). Use of Ultrasound in diagnosis.

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