Category: #FOAMed

JC: Duel of the Rules: Which decision rule for head injury in children?

Ladies and Gentlemen! The assessment and investigation of paediatric head injury is a case study in clinical risk management. Similar to chest pain in grown up medicine, it’s a frequent presentation, with a rare but

Who’s That Girl? Impostor Syndrome at #SMACCGold

I want to let you into a secret. I’m an impostor.   OK, that’s not quite true. I’m a 34-year-old (shock!) Emergency Medicine trainee with a penchant for karaoke and a passion for education, but

JC. ROTEM for ED coagulopathy detection. St.Emlyn’s

Coagulopathy is well known to be a significant issue in the ED. There is increasing awareness that the early awareness, detection and management of coagulation problems is important for ED management, but it’s tricky. Laboratory

#SMACCGold Reflections. @docib joins @St.Emlyn’s

A few days ago I returned home to the UK from Australia after a brief sojorn in Hong Kong and it’s time to think back and consider what SMACCGold meant to me and to ask

JC: What has an awesome NNT of 5.8 for severe sepsis? St.Emlyn’s

Last week we saw the publication of the ProCESS study suggesting that protocolised treatment of sepsis makes little difference to outcome. A little earlier we heard that cooling to 33C vs 36C may not make

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SMACC is not just about #FOAM, it’s also about #FOAMaoke. #FOAMaoke was invented by Natalie May as a way of releasing all that medical education energy that bubbles up from the best conference in the

Ambulatory PE: A walk in the park? St.Emlyn’s

  What’s your weapon of choice then??? There have been a lot of developments within the last 10 years regarding our clinical approach to the patient with suspected pulmonary embolism. Arguably, there has been a

paracetamol overdose 2012 guidelines

JC: Should we halve the time of acetylcysteine infusions for Paracetamol OD? St.Emlyn’s

The week’s Lancet has a great paper on the management of paracetamol overdose. A subject close to our heart at St.Emlyn’s following the recent changes to UK guidelines that have led far more people in

JC: Updated NICE Head Injury Guidelines – Worth a Scan?

In the last few days Twitter has been buzzing (does twitter buzz? Or does it chirp? Tweet?) with EM practitioners getting to grips with the latest iteration of the NICE Head Injury Clinical Guideline, updated

SimWars SMACCGold the trailer with St.Emlyn’s

Virchester is abuzz with preparations for SMACC Gold. In March this year the team will travel to the gold coast to take part in what is quite simply the best conference in the world (and

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