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

Handover. Process, practice and controversy. #ICSSOA2018. St Emlyn’s

This week I’m speaking at the Intensive Care Society State of the Art meeting in London #ICSSOA2018. My first session is in the roadside to critical care session where we will be discussing a severely

JC: Conservative management of chest trauma. St Emlyn’s

We have previously blogged on the topic of chest tube/drain management1. In one of our most widely read posts we argued that many pneumothoraces can be managed without a chest drain. When trained as a

#stemlynsLIVE #FOAMed

Beyond A(C)LS. Salim Rezaie at #stemlynsLIVE

Ed – This blog is based on the talk Salim gave at #stemlynsLIVE in Manchester back in September 2018. The background and data below was first published on the REBEL EM website and is reproduced here

Learning in the Social Age. St Emlyn’s at #EMERGE10

Learning in the social age. Implications for emergency medicine training, #FOAMed

Podcast: October 2018 round up St Emlyn’s

Here’s our round up of the best of the blog from October 2018. In Pursuit of Excellence with Natalie May from #stemlynsLIVE https://www.stemlynsblog.org/in-pursuit-of-excellence/ A FeminEM in NY with Natalie May Part 1. https://www.stemlynsblog.org/fix18-part-one/ JC: Cricoid

JC: Cricoid Pressure and RSI, do we still need it? St Emlyn’s

This blog reviews the first large randomised controlled trial of cricoid pressure in emergency patients as published in JAMA Surgery, October 2018. Cricoid pressure is controversial. Although it has been taught in anaesthesia practice, since

Teaching and Learning in Stretched environments. RSM 2018. St Emlyn’s

This blog links to a presentation I am giving in London on the 19/10/18 on the subject of learning in stretched environments, or at least that’s the official title. My original title was ‘teaching in

Podcast: August 2018 round up of the St Emlyn’s blog

A little later than planned, but here is the podcast round up of the St Emlyn’s blog for August 2018. The following blogs are discussed.   Lessons learned at EMSA https://www.stemlynsblog.org/lessons-learned-at-emsa18/ Troponin and Biotin https://www.stemlynsblog.org/troponin-and-biotin-a-lethal-combination/

#stemlynsLIVE: Five free strategies to improve your resuscitation practice. St Emlyn’s

This week we are hosting the #stemlynsLIVE conference here in Manchester. We are so excited to be bringing together an amazing faculty for a day of talks, workshops, panel discussions and skill stations designed to

#stemlynsLIVE programme update and Livestream.

With just a few days to go the team is assembling in Manchester for the #stemlynsLIVE and #TTCManchester courses. You can download a pdf of the programme below, or you can download a copy from


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