“Just In Case” in the ED – The ECG Thrust

There are many things that we do in Emergency Departments ‘just in case’. In this series we’ll be looking at some of these to see if we really do need to continue doing them in

JC: Etomidate vs. Ketamine for emergency intubation. St Emlyn’s

Just a quick review this week as this is a paper published back in December that has been superbly reviewed already over on the SGEM. However, it’s an interesting topic and one that has been

December 2021 Podcast round up. St Emlyn’s

Iain and Simon recap the highlights on the blog from December 2021. The best of the month plus a few reflections on the year and a look forward to 2022. vb S

Bezold Jarisch

What is the Bezold-Jarisch Reflex and why do I care?! St Emlyn’s

Bradycardia in the trauma patient can be a perilous sign. One might observe a typical course of events in which a bleeding trauma patient progresses through the compensatory mechanisms in response to shock. It is

JC: Should we use calcium in out of hospital cardiac arrest? St Emlyn’s

A trial published in JAMA asks exactly this question, the full text can be found here. The abstract is below, but as we always say, please read the full paper yourself. Previous studies have shown

Reflections on 2021 from St Emlyn’s

We asked each of the St Emlyn’s team for their reflections on 2021. We hope you have enjoyed the blog and podcast his year. Thank you, as ever, for all your support. With all best

Thinking pragmatically about capacity

Editor: This is a guest post by Simon Horne. It is likely one of the last posts from Virchester before the festive season properly commences. Take care and stay safe. Happy holidays everyone! Three jobs,

To Touch or not to Touch that is the Question. Touch and COVID19

‘The anticipation of touch is one of the most potent sensations on Earth‘ Richard J. Finch Usually, around Christmas time I can set a record for the amount of hugs and kisses I can share

November 2021 Podcast Round Up. St Emlyns

Iain is flying solo this month, with discussion about narrative story tellling, airway management in the ED and using pigtail catheters in management of haemothorax.  We hope all you all have a very happy Christmas

JC: Are CT scanners getting more sensitive at detecting SAH? St Emlyn’s

JC: Are CT scanners getting more sensitive at detecting SAH? St Emlyn’s

There is no doubt that sub-arachnoid haemorrhage is an important diagnosis in the emergency department. It is arguably especially important in the cohort of patients who present with lesser signs/symptoms as they are the group

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