Category: Resus & Crit Care

Is this what we mean by critical care? Feedback at St.Emlyn’s

  Over the years we’ve been building up a profile of our virtual hospital, St. Emlyn’s.  Here, let’s explore the way we reflect on cases in Emergency Medicine, and take a look at what might go on at a ‘St.

ALS: Airway, Breathing, Capnography???

A Confession I have a guilty secret. I love cardiac arrests. Yep, I said it. As a brand new doctor, there was something exciting about dashing off to a 2222 call, even if my main

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

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

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

arterial venous blood gas

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.

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.

Cardiology Case 01

Here we go with what I hope will become a regular feature of the St. Emlyn’s blog – a cardiology case of the month.  This is something I’ve been running for short while in my

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JC All I want for CRYSTMAS in ITU land…, are some more potatoes, and a drink!

A review of the CRYSTMAS study comparing starch vs. saline for severe sepsis patients.

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The time bomb of doom: What I think about when I’m tending broad beans

The dilemmas and difficulties of diagnosing Aortic dissection in the emergency department. Differential diagnosis. Early investigation and management.

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