Tag: resuscitation

Paeds Tips You Won’t Find In Books – @_NMay at SMACC Gold

Talking at SMACC Gold seemed like such a good idea in advance – and it was a wonderful (if faintly terrifying!) experience. When I came up with this title (yes – I was in the

JC: Does wave form analysis improve outcome in VF arrest? St.Emlyn’s

For those of us schooled through the Advanved Life Support courses I think we may be forgiven for thinking of Ventricular Fibrillation as a single condition. The treatment of VF follows a set algorithm that

Critical Care Horizons Journal. Amazing work from Rob MacSweeney.

Back in March I finally got round to meeting the hard working, funny and all round good guy Rob MacSweeney from Northern Ireland. Not only is he the brains behind critical care reviews, one of

Paediatric sepsis: The first hour. PLUS St.Emlyn’s at #Retrieval2014

I was absolutely delighted this week to attend the first day of the Retrieval 2014 conference in Glasgow. I first came across this conference in 2013 when I followed the twitter feed which had #FOAMed

JC: Rapid update on the resus pearls of 2013. St.Emlyn’s

Two papers on the prepublication list at the Resuscitation Journal. The first is open access (#FOAMed), and both are worth a read. There are some great resus pearls in here. Paper 1 covers highlights in

JC: What has an awesome NNT of 5.8 for severe sepsis? St.Emlyn’s

Last week we saw the publication of the ProCESS study suggesting that protocolised treatment of sepsis makes little difference to outcome. A little earlier we heard that cooling to 33C vs 36C may not make

Marginal gains, Matt Parker, F1 and the ED. St.Emlyn’s

Are you looking for the next big thing in resuscitation? Are you seeking the next miracle drug, technique, algorithm that will save your patient? Of course you are. You are reading the St.Emlyn’s blog, or

JC: Is Early Goal Directed Therapy dead? St.Emlyn’s

 Gosh, hardly a day goes by in the world of FOAMed without another tweet alerting me to the wonders of research. Today is no exception and despite being here at SMACCGold, needing to go for

Are you a good Trauma Team Leader? St.Emlyn’s

Of course you are, as Cliff Reid put it at SMACC2013 you are possibly even an ATLS instructor – you trauma badass! Why even ask the question? As a consultant & trainee you’ve been leading

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New NICE guidance on intravenous fluid therapy for adults in hospital: how is this relevant to EM?

  The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recently issued new guidance on the use of intravenous fluids in adult patients. For those clinicians not familiar with it, NICE is the UK-based

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