PTSD and me part 5: why did I break?

Working in healthcare and, or as first responders we are at risk of being exposed to abnormal events.  Events for which we have no frame of reference and which precipitate acute stress responses and present

Mcgrath vs macintosh laryngoscopes

JC: Macintosh vs. McGrath laryngoscopy in pre-hospital care.

There has been an ongoing debate about the use of video laryngoscopy (VL) in emergency and critical care​1–4​. Proponents speak of the better visibility and ability to teach using video systems whereas those preferring a

climate change in healthcare

JC: Sustainability and Climate Change in Anaesthesia. St Emlyn’s

Healthcare has a huge environmental impact and contributes to climate change​1​. This appears to be irrefutable (Ed – there will be skeptics), with effects from transportation, greenhouse gases (notably Nitrous Oxide and other anaesthetic gases)

JC: Lower GI bleeding guidance. St Emlyn’s

The management of the patient with apparent lower GI (gastro-intestinal) bleeding is, in my experience at least, somewhat variable. Unlike upper GI bleeding where the standards and expectations are reasonably well known​1,2​, the lower GI

resuscitative care unit RCU

JC: The Resuscitative Care Unit. St Emlyn’s

Ordinarily when we bring a Journal Club post, it’s because we want to present some form of data that can make a difference to your clinical practice. This week it’s slightly different as we’ve picked

Psychological performance in the resus room. Ashley Liebig at #stemlynsLIVE

This talk focuses on how we can optimise our psychological performance in critical care situations, the type of situations that Simon describes as Time Critical, Information light. The Audio is available below, or watch the

Clot’s the Problem? Vena Cava filters in trauma patients. St Emlyn’s

No one likes getting a pulmonary embolism. Or a deep vein thrombosis. And because about 60% of all blood clots are associated with hospitalisation for acute illness​1​, we take the idea of prophylaxis very seriously.

The great day paradox. St.Emlyn’s

I started thinking and writing this blog about 2 years ago, but I’d not really been happy with understanding how I feel about it. More recently I’ve been asked to prepare a talk for the

June 2019 Podcast round up. St Emlyn’s

Here’s our regular podcast round up of the blog and podcast from June 2019. A really busy month for the team so not that many posts, but we hope that the lack of quantity is

All you need to know about Listeria. St Emlyn’s.

Before you start reading this blog summary, I have a small confession to make: I do not think I have ever treated an adult patient with confirmed Listeria infection. Maybe this is because of the

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