All posts by Simon Carley

Professor Simon Carley MB ChB, PGDip, DipIMC (RCS Ed), FRCS (Ed)(1998), FHEA, FAcadMed, FRCEM, MPhil, MD, PhD is Creator, Webmaster, owner and Editor in Chief of the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. He is Professor of Emergency Medicine at Manchester Metropolitan University and a Consultant in adult and paediatric Emergency Medicine at Manchester Foundation Trust. He is co-founder of BestBets, St.Emlyns and the MSc in emergency medicine at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an Education Associate with the General Medical Council and is an Associate Editor for the Emergency Medicine Journal. His research interests include diagnostics, MedEd, Major incidents & Evidence based Emergency Medicine. He is verified on twitter as @EMManchester

Oxygen targets in critical care: The HOT-ICU trial. St Emlyn’s

Oxygen targets in critically ill/injured patients has been something we’ve talked about on the blog before. In general the evidence to date has suggested that the routine prescription of oxygen to patients is unhelpful and

Vaccines update January 2021: St Emlyn’s

Rick Body has once again put together a great COVID-19 podcast to update us on the latest vaccine roll out in the UK. Prof. Rick Body, Prof. Simon Carley, Prof. Pam Vallely, Prof. Paul Klapper

#FOAMed for academics: A primer. St Emlyn’s

This week I’m (virtually) attending the RCEM Research Engagement Day. This annual event combined an academic trainee day (14th) together with a more general day looking at research in a broader sense with lots of

JC: Lopinavir/Ritonavir in the treatment of COVID-19

We have been following the RECOVERY trial closely over the last few months. It’s the largest RCT of therapeutics for COVID-19 in the world and it’s already shown that hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin don’t work in

Risk stratification in the ED for COVID19 patients: The PRIEST study. St Emlyn’s

A core skill in emergency medicine is in the identification and classification of risk categories for the patients we see. For many conditions we have derived, validated and refined scoring systems over many years (for

COVID-19 testing

Understanding COVID-19 testing with Rick Body. St Emlyn’s

This week Simon and Rick got together to talk through the latest technologies, uses and performance of COVID-19 testing. We think it’s a really useful listen to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the various

JC: Convalescent plasma in COVID 19 patients.

This month the BMJ has published a trial on the use of convalescent plasma in the treatment of admitted patients with COVID-19 (the PLACID trial). Convalescent plasma therapy basically takes plasma, together with antibodies from

CODA Zero episodes now open access.

I’m not sure whether you have noticed, but the first two episodes of the CODA Zero program are now live on their website. If you did not already know, the CODA project is designed to

October 2020

October 2020 round up podcast

October was a busy month with a strong theme of trauma and coagulopathy. Iain and Simon got together to podcast the highlights which you can listen to on the link below, or even better subscribe

Why infection control failures might kill your patients and colleagues. St Emlyn’s

This blog is based upon a short lecture given by Simon Mardel OBE (1,2). He is an emergency physician who has extensive experience in humanitarian work. He has worked in many infectious disease outbreaks around

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