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Highlights from the Virtual Colloquium – 14th Annual Update in Paediatric Emergencies Day 2

This post follows my notes from Day 1 of the Virtual Colloquium – 14th Annual Update in Paediatric Emergencies. Day 2 was another mixed bag of talks, from paediatric analgesia and sedation, to the philosophy

Cauda Equina

JC: Re-evaluating risk factors for Cauda Equina. St Emlyn’s

The diagnosis of cauda equina in the emergency department is complex and has the potential for significant patient harm if we get it wrong. Linda Dykes put together an excellent infographic on this back in

Highlights from the Virtual Colloquium – 14th Annual Update in Paediatric Emergencies Day 1

It’s been a long time since I’ve been at a conference, either in-person or virtually. Something that was once a regular part of my professional life has, like so many things, become a distant memory.  

JC: The REST trial. St Emlyn’s

Some years ago I remember speaking to a rather well known intensivist who was advocating for the extracorporeal removal of CO2 in ICU patients. His logic was that in patients with hypoxic lung failure we

CTCA

JC: CTCA for cardiac chest pain in the ED. St Emlyn’s

Computed Coronary Angiography (CTCA) has been advocated as a useful adjunct in the investigation of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) in the ED. Although we’ve made huge progress in the diagnosis of ACS through the use

August 2021 podcast round up. St Emlyn’s

Our regular round up of the best of the blog from August 2021 with Iain and Simon.

Trauma in pregnancy: Core knowledge and key skills. St Emlyn’s

written by Anisa Jafar @EmergeMedGlobal and Anthony Joseph “Trauma standby: approximately 34 weeks pregnant female driver, 50 mph road traffic accident, air-bag deployed no obvious injuries, SpO2 99%, HR 95, BP 120/85, RR 16. ETA

Top 10 Trauma Papers for Trauma UK conference. 2020-2021. St Emyln’s

It’s that time of year again when the Trauma Care UK conference comes around and I get to talk about 10 interesting trauma papers from the last 12 months or so. This is a regular

JC: The BASICS trial. 0.9% saline vs balanced solution. Does it matter?

I’ll admit that my long term clinical practice has been to prefer balanced solutions (in my case Hartmans) over 0.9% saline in the management of the critically ill patient. It’s a topic we’ve blogged and

JC: Non-invasive ventilation for COVID 19 patients. The Recovery RS trial. St Emlyn’s

I remember back at the beginning of the pandemic when we were seeing lots of patients arriving in the ED in extremis. The now familiar picture of the deeply hypoxic patient with terrible chest X-rays

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