Tag: Emergency Medicine

Lessons from a South African ED. Kat Evans at #stemlynsLIVE

Last year we were honoured to bring Kat Evans to Manchester to talk at the #stemlynsLIVE conference. We’ve covered emergency medicine in South Africa before on the blog1–9, but there is no substitute to hearing

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

Breaking down tribalism

Breaking down tribalism. #onetribeEMTA St Emlyn’s

This is the basic script that supported my presentation, “Breaking Down Tribalism”.  I recently presented this at EMTA2018, the Emergency Medicine Trainees Association conference in Cardiff. It is a privilege to be allowed to be

Learning in the Social Age. St Emlyn’s at #EMERGE10

Learning in the social age. Implications for emergency medicine training, #FOAMed

South Africa as a Medical Student Elective: Claire Bromley

As a medical student undertaking a year-long placement in St Emlyn’s ED, I was kindly invited to write this post about my recent elective in Cape Town. I’m someone who’s a bit (very) keen on

stemlyns blood transfusion trauma

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

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