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Clot’s the Problem? Vena Cava filters in trauma patients. St Emlyn’s

No one likes getting a pulmonary embolism. Or a deep vein thrombosis. And because about 60% of all blood clots are associated with hospitalisation for acute illness​1​, we take the idea of prophylaxis very seriously.

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?

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

JC: Time to put the REBOA balloon away? Maybe, maybe not…

Ed – this blog is co-published on the REBEL EM site here. http://rebelem.com/jc-time-to-put-the-reboa-balloon-away-maybe-maybe-not/ The management of the critically hemorrhaging trauma patient has seen a large amount of change over last decade, from bringing care far

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,

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: Conservative management of chest trauma. St Emlyn’s

We have previously blogged on the topic of chest tube/drain management1. In one of our most widely read posts we argued that many pneumothoraces can be managed without a chest drain. When trained as a

We call it massiiiiiiivve. PE at St Emlyn’s

I have been asked to talk about the diagnosis of massive PE for the upcoming EUSEM congress in Glasgow this month. We have blogged on this before1, but it’s a thorny issue and one that

World Sepsis Conference: #wsc18 an Online, Free, #FOAMed style conference this week. 5th/6th September.

There is no doubt that I love a conference. I’ll freely admit this. I love the travel, the connections and the opportunity to learn, but I also have anxieties about the inequality of conferences, notably

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