August Round Up – Podcast

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…

Take care,

Iain



Cite this article as: Iain Beardsell, "August Round Up – Podcast," in St.Emlyn's, September 10, 2020, https://www.stemlynsblog.org/august-round-up-podcast/.

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Dr Iain Beardsell. MBChB (Birm), DipIMC (RCS Ed), FRCEM is section lead for podcasts and Lesson Plans. Editorial Board Member St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. He is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at University Hospital Southampton and a Consultant in Pre Hospital Emergency Medicine. Iain qualified in 1998 and over the past 20 years has trained and practiced medicine in major teaching hospitals both in the UK and overseas. He has been a consultant at University Hospital Southampton for the past ten years, including a three year term as the unit’s Clinical Director. UHS is the main Major Trauma Centre for the South Coast region of England as well as the eighth largest hospital in the UK. Iain is also a highly regarded advisor to television medical dramas, including Casualty and Good Karma Hospital. An acclaimed speaker, Iain has spoken at international conferences in Australia, Ireland, Austria and Germany as well as across the UK. You will find him on twitter as @docib

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