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

JC Are we doing too many CTPAs? St.Emlyn’s

Well! I go away for 1 week to Devon to spend time with the family and to visit the holiday haunts of Agatha Christie and what do you know? JC descends into another discussion about

balanced sedation

Balanced Sedation in the ED. St.Emlyn’s

Listen to the podcast then read on. So I said……….. …., because I was trying to be a bit cheeky. There is a serious point here though. I don’t know the exact motivation for asking

Emergency Medicine, a risky business Part 3. How often is it acceptable for me to be wrong?

Emergency medicine is a risky business. In this continuing series looking at how we as emergency physicians look at risk we are going to spend a bit of time looking at how we feel about

St.Emlyn’s #teamSimGB takes on the simwars SMACC2013 challenge

If you are a critical care/EM physician and you love #FOAM then the must attend conference of 2013 is the Social Media and Critical Care conference in Sydney Australia March 11-13. The SMACC down under

JC StO2 monitoring in the ED. St.Emlyn’s

Journal club was interesting this week. The marvellous AR brought a paper along from the EMJ looking at the use of non-invasive tissue oxygen monitoring in septic patients. Aha, interesting we thought, there is certainly

What’s your NNT? St.Emlyn’s

How would you estimate your personal NNT as an Emergency Physician?

CTR – Falling in love with the examiner at FCEM

How to approach the VIVA component of the FCEM exam

JC: Tranexamic Acid for Everyone? – St.Emlyn’s

A few months back there was a short twitter conversation between (if I remember rightly) @adamchesters, myself and @karimbrohi about the use tranexamic acid for patients in the prehospital setting. At that time the picture

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.

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