Welcome to our audio round up of everything on the blog during August.
As the world continues to be in the grips of the Coronavirus pandemic there have been more papers looking at all aspects of this disease.
Simon reviewed the latest paper on Hydroxychloroquine and Charlie collated some of the top papers covering aspects from aerosol spread and use of CPAP to the effect on vulnerable groups and the effect on staff psychological health
It’s not all COVID though. Sepsis is a condition we all want to be able to treat more effectively. Sadly there doesn’t seem to be any encouraging news about the use of Vitamin C, Steroids and Thiamine in this latest RCT.
Many of the St Emlyn’s group have special expertise in toxicology and Gareth wrote this incredibly informative post about the use of GBL. If you’re not sure what “ChemSex” is then this post from a few years ago by Janos is worth a read.
The anonymously written “Look at what they make you give” post really struck a chord with readers, with an astonishing number of views. There are messages here for us all.
The numbers of Lesson Plans available continue to grow. We’ve had some great feedback following their use in induction. If tyou’ve not seen them yet, do have a look and let us know what you think.
Good luck to all those starting in Emergency Medicine, and a huge thank you to all those who are moving to other areas of medicine or other departments. It’s been a curious few months…