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Podcast Round Up March 2019. St Emlyn’s

Here’s our regular monthly round up of the best of the blog from March 2019

Et tu, Brute? One mans battle with CESR. St Emlyn’s

Now a number of years ago now I took the decision to resign from my training programme. To cut a long story short I wasn’t happy. In fact I was totally miserable with almost everything

JC: Can I safely discharge dizzy patients from the ED?

  Last month, I came across a clinical review published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine1 that got me really excited! It got me excited (in a geeky professional sense of course…) as it covered

Taking a travel history in the ED by StEmlyns

  Clinical scenario: A young man returns from Thailand where he spent two weeks in rural areas backpacking, rafting, mountain climbing before he starts university back home in Scotland. He has returned to the UK

Synthetic Cannabinoid

Sugar and Spice…Not All Things Nice

The use of synthetic cannabinoids is on the rise.  They are dangerous, don’t fit a particular toxidrome, and can require emergent intervention.  They are a nasty phenomenon and this article will hopefully show you why.

JC: The Quick-Wee Method for Faster Clean Catch Urine Collection

The wilful nature of children is responsible for a lot of the facial expressions we see in the paediatric emergency department but few parents are as frustrated as those waiting… and waiting… and waiting for

RCEM 2016 curriculum update. St.Emlyn’s

If you are a trainee or trainer in the Royal College of Emergency Medicine  (RCEM) then you should be familiar with the curriculum and the exam1. You will also know that we really think that

Critical Appraisal Nuggets – The St.Emlyn’s CAN Podcast

Critical Appraisal of the medical literature is a key part of the armamentarium of a good Emergency Physician, not just to pass tricky exams, but also to stay up to date with new evidence. We are

#smaccMINI – Paediatric Resuscitation Update at #smaccDUB

  ILCOR published resuscitation updates in 2015 and I’m sure many of you have already familiarised yourselves with the changes. At smaccMINI I took the paediatric critical care workshop delegates through a whirlwind review of the major

Is Ketofol the milk of human kindness for procedural sedation. St.Emlyn’s

Another fine day in Virchester and another marvellous weekly Journal Club discussing Ketofol. I was unable to attend our traditional meeting (which ended a few minutes ago) as I was visiting my parents but I

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