Paediatric EM: Seeing Kids is Child’s Play at St Emlyn’s

I’ve been interested in Paediatrics for a long time (actually since I was a first year medical student, which makes it about thirteen years and makes me far older than I feel) so I’ll be

The ED is medical education’s front line. St.Emlyn’s

This week the GMC has published a report on emergency medicine training in the UK (press release here). The report follows a series of visits to UK emergency departments looking at how training is delivered

JC: If the Video Laryngoscope was stroke thrombolysis……. St.Emlyn’s

It has been truly fascinating to look at the responses to the paper on use of the glidescope for trauma patients. The post looks at the paper from R Adams Cowley shock trauma centre that

JC: Did Video kill the Laryngoscope star? Here comes the evidence. St.Emlyn’s

Although Britain and Ireland appear to be really rather fabulous at Rugby….thought I’d get that in there….., I do worry that we are falling behind the curve in terms of laryngoscopy in the ED. If

Don’t Be Rash – Petechiae in Well Kids at St Emlyn’s

A 6-month-old girl is brought by mum to the ED with a cluster of non-blanching spots to her right lower leg noticed while bathing her. She has a mild cough and snotty nose but is

What I do on my holidays, by Alan Grayson, aged 37 and a half. St.Emlyn’s

  The most amazing place in the world! Thanks to @TropicalEDdoc, @Lanafeld and @abc730 for the prompt for this.       [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/Lanafeld/status/304163541714354176″]   Drugs and music have always been a fairly potent combination.

On a FAST track to nowhere at St.Emlyn’s

This week a little attempt at #dogmalysis for USS education in the UK. I want this to make you think about the links between what we teach and learn vs patient outcomes. In an ideal

JC: Should we use Heimlich Valves for ambulatory pneumothorax management? St. Emlyn’s

Here at St. Emlyn’s we have been managing patients with pneumothoraces as out patients for many years. The approach in the UK has been ‘guided’ by the BritishThoracic Society guidelines. For many PNXs we simply

JC: Time is brain…., calling #FOAMagitators. St.Emlyn’s

Streamlining of prehospital stroke management: the golden hour. If you have been happily playing with #FOAM for the last year or two then you must have come across the many excellent articles on the use

Children are just little adults. SMACC2013. St.Emlyn’s

Here at St.Emlyn’s we like a bit of #dogmalysis. We like to challenge established thinking and perhaps to look again at what we all know to be true. One such dogma is that ‘Children are

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