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St Emlyn’s 2018 Critical Appraisal book.

We are delighted to share the latest e-book from the St Emlyn’s team. This collates key critical appraisals from the team, published in 2018. This is the collection of journal club posts from the St

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

StE Journal Club: a Christmas Games of Thrones issue

Disclaimer #1: this is a Christmas edition of our regular journal club so expect it be as light-hearted as it is academic Disclaimer #2: please do not proceed to read this blog post if you

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

JC: Tamsulosin and Renal Colic. St Emlyn’s

Renal colic really hurts, believe me I know! It’s one of those conditions that we see in emergency medicine where it really does not matter who you are, if you have good going colic you

JC: Oxygen in the Acutely Unwell Patient. St Emlyn;s

When I started in medicine all resuscitation started with some form of supplemental oxygen. Whether that was by face mask, LMA or intubation, oxygen was the mainstay of initial treatment and you would even fail

JC: One Too Many?

That your “drunk” patient with presumed alcohol intoxication is not simply drunk but in fact has a different, potentially life-threatening cause for their reduced conscious level is a lesson best learned early in the Emergency

Top 10 trauma papers 2017-2018 for @traumacareUK conference. St Emlyn’s

This week I am at the Trauma Care UK conference. If you’ve not been to this one then you should, it’s friendly, great value and aims to influence and engage with all aspects of trauma

Journal Club – Trauma CT in Paediatric Patients

I have a confession to make – I once requested a whole body CT (WBCT) in a paediatric patient. [Yes, yes, I know!] To be fair, we didn’t know he was a paediatric patient at


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