Tag: Emergency Medicine

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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

JC: Hypothermia in brain injury: The POLAR trial. St Emlyn’s.

Paradoxically hypothermia has been a ‘hot’ topic in emergency medicine and critical care for many years. There is good laboratory, animal and pathophysiological data to suggest that it should be neuro-protective in a broad range

A FeminEM in NYC – Reflections from #FIX18 Part One

Last week I travelled from Manchester (for St Emlyn’s Live and Teaching Manchester) to NYC for #FIX181. FIX – the FemInEM1 ideas exchange – is in its second year, and having been unable to attend

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

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

A little later than planned, but here is the podcast round up of the St Emlyn’s blog for August 2018. The following blogs are discussed.   Lessons learned at EMSA https://www.stemlynsblog.org/lessons-learned-at-emsa18/ Troponin and Biotin https://www.stemlynsblog.org/troponin-and-biotin-a-lethal-combination/

#stemlynsLIVE: Five free strategies to improve your resuscitation practice. St Emlyn’s

This week we are hosting the #stemlynsLIVE conference here in Manchester. We are so excited to be bringing together an amazing faculty for a day of talks, workshops, panel discussions and skill stations designed to

#stemlynsLIVE programme update and Livestream.

With just a few days to go the team is assembling in Manchester for the #stemlynsLIVE and #TTCManchester courses. You can download a pdf of the programme below, or you can download a copy from

St Emlyn's Cliff Reid Simulated patient

JC: The Zero Point Survey. Optimising resuscitation teams in the ED. St Emlyn’s

This blog explains the rationale for the zero point survey1–3. This starts before the primary survey that we are all familiar with and is a means of optimising the performance of resuscitation teams in critical

EMS Gathering review and podcast. St Emlyn’s

I recently travelled to the EMS gathering in Cork, Ireland1. This is a fantastic conference that brought together EMS clinicians from around the world to learn, share and have fun. This conference has been running

ResusTO: A Simulation/Resuscitation Conference Like No Other

This week, one hundred clinicians went back to work inspired. They were reinvigorated, motivated and full of knowledge. They were the delegates, faculty and volunteers of ResusTO 1. This inaugural event (hopefully) laid the groundwork

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