All posts by Richard Carden

Dr Richard Carden MBChB MSc BSc (Hons) PGCert FHEA MAcadMEd RAMC(V) Dr Richard Carden MBChB MSc BSc (Hons) PGCert FHEA MAcadMEd RAMC(V) is an Emergency Medicine Trainee in London. He is currently a PhD Candidate in Trauma Sciences at the Centre for Trauma Sciences. He is a Major in the British Army with 335 Medical Evacuation Regiment. He is a Co-Founder of the National Trauma Research and Innovation Collaborative and Module Lead for the MSc in Emergency and Resuscitation Medicine at QMUL. You can find him on twitter as @richcarden

CRYOSTAT-2 with Ross Davenport

You might be aware that an exciting new trial has started called Cryostat-2.  This is exciting as it has the potential to improve patient outcomes, but also because it will involve all the Major Trauma

Acid Attacks

A short post…but a relevant one. We are interested in other perspectives here. Please post comments below. Firstly – Don’t use a blog like this to dictate clinical care. For direct patient care seek toxicology

Synthetic Cannabinoid

Sugar and Spice…Not All Things Nice

The use of synthetic cannabinoids is on the rise.  They are dangerous, don’t fit a particular toxidrome, and can require emergent intervention.  They are a nasty phenomenon and this article will hopefully show you why.

JC: Push or Cut? Traumatic Cardiac Arrest

The management of traumatic cardiac arrest has been a popular topic over the past few years and featured in numerous social media and conferences. We’ve talked about here at St.Emlyn’s too1. Various algorithms exist and

It’s a Trap!

Not only do we have to battle with diagnostic uncertainty, a high intensity and stressful environment but we also have to contend with our own minds and the tricks and biases they play on us.

N2O Laughing Matter

Everyone likes balloons, right?  Some people really like balloons, and more specifically the contents of them.  Having recently moved to East London, I can’t cycle to work and back (only about 15 minutes or so) without

I’m all about the Bayes, ’bout the Bayes, no treble

Who knew that the Reverend Thomas Bayes would be such a prominent figure in pop culture?! Ignore the spelling error in the title of the song, we know who she is really singing about.  I

SMACCDUB – A Trainee’s Perspective. St.Emlyn’s

  Having recently returned to the real world after attending SMACCDUB in Dublin, we thought we should try to articulate some of the things we learnt. Rich: Having only lost my SMACC virginity last year,

Holy Smokes! Batman, the SOFA and the Latest Sepsis Definitions

We can be a confused bunch when it comes to sepsis.  We have seen definitions, debates and controversies as to how we treat and what we treat.  Today a new definition was unleashed on the

Robocop gets the NICE 2016 major trauma treatment. St.Emlyn’s

Today, to much excitement, we saw the release of the NICE major trauma guidance.  Nat did an excellent review of the draft guidance, which you can read here.  We now have the full guideline which


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