Tag: C3AP6

Mcgrath vs macintosh laryngoscopes

JC: Macintosh vs. McGrath laryngoscopy in pre-hospital care.

There has been an ongoing debate about the use of video laryngoscopy (VL) in emergency and critical care​1–4​. Proponents speak of the better visibility and ability to teach using video systems whereas those preferring a

JC: Should we continue ventilations during RSI? St Emlyn’s

Over the last few years there has been much effort and a fair bit of #FOAMed activity around ensuring that RSI in critical environments is as safe and efficient as possible. Concepts such as first

JC: Should we premedicate for ketamine sedation? St Emlyn’s

Here in Virchester we believe that we were early pioneers of conscious sedation in the UK. It’s something we adopted as a routine procedure back in the 90s, in both adults and children, and so

JC: Cricoid Pressure and RSI, do we still need it? St Emlyn’s

This blog reviews the first large randomised controlled trial of cricoid pressure in emergency patients as published in JAMA Surgery, October 2018. Cricoid pressure is controversial. Although it has been taught in anaesthesia practice, since

JC: OOHCA and Airway management. Do we need a tube? St Emlyn’s

  If out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and outcome data is the topic, long is the list of research and passionate is the debate on every possible measurable outcome from pit crew CPR to methodology of compression

Podcast: September 2018 round up of the St Emlyn’s blog

Here’s the September podcast round up of the St Emlyn’s blog. For some reason this did not get published back in 2018, so here it is now 🙂 The following blogs are discussed. OOHCA and

JC: Apnoeic Oxygenation (again). St.Emlyn’s

  We’ve debated Apnoeic Oxygenation on St.Emlyn’s in the past1. Physiologically it kind of makes sense. The idea that we can put ‘Os up the Nose’ (as someone cleverer than I suggested) to avoid premature

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

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.

#smaccAIRWAY – Airway Masterclass at #smaccDUB

  In its 4th iteration at SMACC this year, the airway workshop was held twice – in the morning and afternoon. It was essentially a masterclass in what is being developed and implemented regarding airway

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