Category: Resus & Crit Care

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Getting Chilly Quickly at St.Emlyn’s

I was having a chat with one of my Cardiac anaesthetist chums the other day about ‘stuff’ and in particular some of the rather interesting work appearing in the literature around the use of ECMO

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

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,

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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