Category: Journal Club

Musings form the evidence based journal club at St Emlyns

JC: Can we really use IO blood for analysis? St Emlyn’s

For as long as I can remember I’ve been told that it is possible to analyse marrow from an intra-osseous (IO) needle. It’s been taught on lots of APLS courses I’ve attended (Ed – in

JC: Virtual Reality for Distraction from Paediatric Procedural Pain

Ed – At the SMACC conference our good friend and simulation guru Jesse Spurr ​1​ talked about virtual reality as a future technique for education and for therapy. It’s an area that we’ve not really

JC: Should we use chest compressions in traumatic cardiac arrest? St Emlyn’s

This is a question that we’ve addressed on the blog before and the evidence has been a little conflicting​1–6​. From a pathophysiological perspective the logic of using closed chest compressions in a patient who has

JC: Should we rapidly cardiovert AF in the ED? St Emlyn’s

If I develop AF then I reckon I’d be able to spot it pretty quick, and I’d get myself down to ED pronto so that I could get myself cardioverted having read the excellent work

JC: Enter Sandman – Which Agent as Second Line in Paediatric Status Epilepticus?

Appraisal and reflections on the recently published ConSEPT and EcLiPSE trials – what do they mean for the treatment of paediatric status epilepticus?

April 2019 round up podcast. St Emlyn’s

Here’s our regular monthly audio podcast round up of the best of the blog. Looks like I forgot to press go on this back at the beginning of May. So apologies for the late review.

February 2019 Podcast round up: St Emlyn’s

Welcome to this month’s round up podcast with the St Emlyn’s team. This month Simon reviews the top posts from Feb 2019. Click on the play button below to listen to the podcast, or download

JC: The beauty of simplicity. ANDROMEDA-SHOCK St Emlyn’s

For many years, we have enjoyed discussing the concept of euboxia in critical care. If something has a normal range, and abnormality is bad, surely using medical interventions to restore it to the norm can

CAN 8: p-values

We’ve not done a critical appraisal nugget for a while now. No excuses, we’ve just been busy with other stuff, but we need to rectify that now. This week I sat down with Rick Body

JC: Taking the PESIT – How Common is PE Among ED Patients with Syncope?

You might remember the tremendous stink around PE prevalence caused by the outcomes of the Pulmonary Embolism in Syncope Italian Trial (PESIT)1 from when it was published back in 2016; we covered it here at St

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