Category: Trauma

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

Podcast Round Up March 2019. St Emlyn’s

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

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

Top 10 trauma papers 2018-2019 for TraumaUK conference. St Emlyn’s

I’m back in the Midlands at the excellent and great value TraumaUK conference. If you’ve not been to this conference then I’d strongly suggest you do next year. It’s an amazing program and incredible value

JC: Why do bleeding trauma patients die? St Emlyn’s

Just a quick JC blog post this week to point you to an editorial written by Karim Brohi and John Holcomb on why, and when, patients die of trauma. The editorial appears in Intensive Care

JC: Can HEMS improve patient outcome in Traumatic Cardiac Arrest? St Emlyn’s

This week we are briefly looking at an interesting paper that suggests that HEMS services have much to offer in the management of traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA). We know that outcomes from TCA are poor,

Trauma in the UK, who cares? St Emlyn’s

We care about trauma. All of us are practising clinicians in healthcare and all of us see trauma in our clinical jobs. Some of my most memorable cases are the saves that the team has

What’s the bleeding problem with trauma laparotomies?!

Mortality for hypotensive trauma patients undergoing emergency laparotomy have not changed in 20 years. This blog explores the literature and the future!

#ICSSOA2018 Day 3. St Emlyn’s on tour

The tour continues. Although I admit it took me a bit longer to get out of bed this morning following the social agenda for the conference…. Day 3: Morning Another top 5 papers session covering

Handover. Process, practice and controversy. #ICSSOA2018. St Emlyn’s

This week I’m speaking at the Intensive Care Society State of the Art meeting in London #ICSSOA2018. My first session is in the roadside to critical care session where we will be discussing a severely

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