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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

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Should POPs be mixed with Heparin?

We published an interesting BET in the EMJ earlier (open access version here) this year about the use of low molecular weight heparin for patients placed in below knee POPs in the ED. This is

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New NICE guidance on Investigation of DVT in the ED

Is Venous Thrombo Embolism the most controversial area of EM practice at the moment? I think it might be as there is rarely a meeting or conference where the subject is not discussed and debated.

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EM as a career? Yeah, but no……

  I have too many jobs! Amongst other tasks I manage the foundation program for junior docs at my large university teaching hospital. I’m effectively responsible for getting them through the two years of their

Tranexamic acid needs a make over

I was listening to the EMCRIT podcast today. As usual it was absolutely excellent, but on this occasion it was especially superb as Scott Weingart was joined by the wonderful Prof. Tim Coates from Leicester.

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The Critical Appraisal FCEM exam

If you are planning on being an emergency physician in the UK then you will probably be thinking about trying to get through the FCEM exam. At the current time that means that you are

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Rabies management in the ED.

Interesting article in the Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps on the management of Rabies. Now, we don’t get a lot of Rabies in Virchester, but the weather is so terrible here lots of

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ON POST-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS: a diet PEPSE served on ice

You are on a busy shift in ED when a young man in his twenties presents after having being triaged with a “personal problem” he would not disclose in triage. He has asked to see

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#ICEM2012

Following on from the amazing twitterfest at the International Conference of Emergency Medicine in Dublin I think there will be many emergency physicians updating, revising and expanding their online presence. There is no doubt that

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BestBets – Whole-body CT In trauma patients

This week Simon, Dan and Rick discuss a great BET from Hong Kong. Should we routinely CT our major trauma patients from vertex to symphysis?? We think so, but what’s the evidence. Giles and Scott

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