Tag: CMP3

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!

Podcast: November 2018 round up St Emlyn’s

November was a busy month for the St Emlyn’s team with a variety of blogs on conferences, EBM, philosophy and education. Here’s the podcast and the links to the blogs mentioned in November. Click on

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

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Everything old is new again – whole blood in the trauma bay – St Emlyn’s

One thing is clear from the military and civilian literature – hemorrhage kills1,2.  Overall, 40-50,000 deaths per year in the US are preventable with appropriate hemorrhage control and resuscitation.  The demographic of these victims is

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Torso Trauma tips and the BASICS North West conference 2018. St Emlyn’s

Not every conference has to be huge, multimedia and international, there is a lot to be said for local conferences. This week I attended the BASICS North West regional conference1. Here are some of my

JC: “To Protect and Serve…and Drop Off”. Penetrating Trauma in Philadelphia. St Emlyn’s

Penetrating trauma is a rising problem on both sides of the Atlantic – just tune into any of the major news channels to see the effect.  Its increasing burden on US prehospital deaths from 2007

Bonded in Blood: Ashley Liebig and Noah Galloway. St Emlyn’s

Editor’s note. This blog has been a long time coming. It describes the personal impact of war, trauma, survival and recovery based on Ashley and Noah’s experiences of Iraq in 2005-2006. More than that, it describes

CRYOSTAT-2 with Ross Davenport

You might be aware that an exciting new trial has started called Cryostat-2.  This is exciting as it has the potential to improve patient outcomes, but also because it will involve all the Major Trauma

JC: Does earlier TXA save lives? St.Emlyn’s

Administration of tranexamic acid (TXA) is integral part of the management for major trauma patients in the UK. It is deemed such an important aspect that its administration is used as a quality indicator to

JC: The VTE and Major Trauma. St.Emlyn’s

All good EM/CC clinicians know that venous thrombo embolism (VTE) is a potential complication of traumatic injury. The immobilisation and haematological changes associated with signficant injury are reasonably well described. Additionally there are controversies over


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