Category: #FOAMed

Free Open Access RESUSCITATION – the GoodSamApp with Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson. One of the things I love about medicine is the cross-fertilisation of ideas and techniques from one discipline to another. I worry that as more subspecialisation occurs, cross-fertilisation will be lost.

JC: Is there any point teaching paramedics? St.Emlyn’s

OK, so it’s a provocative title, but it reflects my thoughts when I first saw this paper on teaching paramedics and in particular when I saw the conclusion. ‘….the evidence indicates that there is no

The Troponin Ashes at SMACC Gold: Cullen v Body

Unless you’re very new round these #FOAMed parts, by now you’ll definitely have checked out some of the greatest talks in the history of mankind from the SMACC Gold podcast over at the awesome Intensive

An introduction to sample size calculations. St.Emlyn’s

This blog post is based on a paper I put together with Steve Jones and Magnus Harrison way back in 2003. In that paper we covered an area of critical appraisal that strikes fear into

The Weary Wander. St.Emlyn’s

After the joy and optimism of “Car Park Five” and it’s uplifting tunes I thought this should be balanced by something more reflective for the “Weary Wander” back to the car after a hectic shift

High sensitivity troponin at St. Emlyn’s

  Recently we published part one of our series on cardiac troponins.  If you haven’t checked it out yet, you can find it here.    In the second part, we’re going to take a look

Not Just History Repeating. St.Emlyn’s

Our journey through life is peppered with “firsts”. From unrecollectable first words, to the first day at school, to our first kiss and beyond; these unique experiences stay with us and influence us forever. Even

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I Can’t Get You Out of my Head – Headache at St Emlyns

We’ve all had headaches, but not often severe enough to prompt us to seek help in an Emergency Department. Many patients presenting to the ED with a primary presenting of feature of headache will have

Talking, Teaching & Technology – Victoria Brazil @SocraticEM at St Emlyn’s

You probably know by now that SMACC Gold was awesome. There simply aren’t enough superlatives to describe the magnitude of inspiration on offer from the world’s finest critical care speakers.  Putting together a programme like

JC: POCUS for the breathless patient. St.Emlyn’s

This might be the paper (or perhaps the first of many papers) that I’ve been waiting for. Like many colleagues in the #FOAMed world I’m a big fan of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) in

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