Category: Trauma

Acid Attacks

A short post…but a relevant one. We are interested in other perspectives here. Please post comments below. Firstly – Don’t use a blog like this to dictate clinical care. For direct patient care seek toxicology

101 Reflective Lessons from a Year with Sydney HEMS. Part Four: More Clinical

This post, detailing my reflections on clinical retrieval medicine, is the fourth in a series recording my reflections on the twelve months I spent working for Sydney HEMS1 in prehospital and retrieval medicine. The first post

Mitchell’s plain, #badEM and my utmost respect. St.Emlyn’s.

  This year we took our family Easter holiday in Southern Africa. Twelve amazing nights in Namibia followed by 3 in Cape Town and then (rather unexpectedly owing to a broken aircraft) 2 nights in

101 Reflective Lessons from a Year with Sydney HEMS. Part Three: Clinical

This post, detailing my reflections on clinical retrieval medicine, is the third in a series recording my reflections on the past twelve months, which I have spent working for Sydney HEMS in prehospital and retrieval medicine.

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Major incident planning at the 14th ACCS meeting. St.Emlyn’s

This week I am talking in Manchester at the 14th Annual Critical Care Symposium. This is an amazing meeting organised by the legendary Dr Chithambaram Veerappan, a critical care doc based in Oldham, just up

Top 10+1 trauma papers 2016-17. St.Emlyn’s

This week I am off to one of the most enjoyable conferences I can get to in the UK. The Trauma Care conference is usually held around the Midlands and brings together everyone involved in

The Emergency Department Transfer: Patient, Preparation and People. St.Emlyn’s

Depending on your department the frequency with which you are faced with the need to transfer a critically ill intubated patient may vary but it is something we think all departments face at some point.

JC: UK traumatic cardiac arrest stats. St.Emlyn’s

Hot on the heels of our recent journal club article ‘cut or push’1 on the management of traumatic cardiac arrest 2  comes this paper from our friends and colleagues in the UK. My conflict of

Chest drains & aspiration: Do it better with St.Emlyn’s

    This is just a quickie to support some local teaching in Virchester on ‘chest drain’ insertion, or ‘intercostal drains’ if you prefer additional consonants or ‘chest tubes’ if you are from the land

JC: Push or Cut? Traumatic Cardiac Arrest

The management of traumatic cardiac arrest has been a popular topic over the past few years and featured in numerous social media and conferences. We’ve talked about here at St.Emlyn’s too1. Various algorithms exist and

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