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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

‘Appy days’ – Medical apps at St.Emlyn’s

Smart phones and their associated stand-alone software applications, or apps, have become ubiquitous within the field of Medicine and perhaps, nowhere more so than the forward-thinking, technology embracing, occasionally geeky world of Emergency Medicine.  A

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

Cardiology Case 02: ST depression, no rush? St.Emlyn’s

I can’t believe how time flies.  It’s over a month since Cardiology Case 01 and it’s gone by in the blinking of an eye.  This month’s case is inspired by a discussion we had at

Apply Some Pressure..? Traumatic Cardiac Arrest – St.Emlyn’s

What’s my view? Well how am I supposed to know? Write a review Well how objective can I be? I like to wait to see how things turn out If you apply some pressure Mark

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.

V & A in the ED – blood gases – St.Emlyn’s

“Why are you doing an Arterial Blood Gas on that patient?” I thought it was a decent enough question to put to one of our senior EM trainees in the resus room at StE’s. I,

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Where’s the fun in fungi? – St.Emlyn’s

  It’s a bit of a standing joke here at St Emlyn’s that I resolutely live in the Yorkshire countryside, aiming for a self-sufficient existence, yet practice what is very much urban EM. As it

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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Burnout in the ED: Too tired to sleep, too wired to weep?

A personal account of the pressures of running a busy emergency department. A review of the literature about pressure in emergency medicine. #FOAM

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