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

Mcgrath vs macintosh laryngoscopes

JC: Macintosh vs. McGrath laryngoscopy in pre-hospital care.

There has been an ongoing debate about the use of video laryngoscopy (VL) in emergency and critical care​1–4​. Proponents speak of the better visibility and ability to teach using video systems whereas those preferring a

climate change in healthcare

JC: Sustainability and Climate Change in Anaesthesia. St Emlyn’s

Healthcare has a huge environmental impact and contributes to climate change​1​. This appears to be irrefutable (Ed – there will be skeptics), with effects from transportation, greenhouse gases (notably Nitrous Oxide and other anaesthetic gases)

JC: Lower GI bleeding guidance. St Emlyn’s

The management of the patient with apparent lower GI (gastro-intestinal) bleeding is, in my experience at least, somewhat variable. Unlike upper GI bleeding where the standards and expectations are reasonably well known​1,2​, the lower GI

resuscitative care unit RCU

JC: The Resuscitative Care Unit. St Emlyn’s

Ordinarily when we bring a Journal Club post, it’s because we want to present some form of data that can make a difference to your clinical practice. This week it’s slightly different as we’ve picked

The great day paradox. St.Emlyn’s

I started thinking and writing this blog about 2 years ago, but I’d not really been happy with understanding how I feel about it. More recently I’ve been asked to prepare a talk for the

June 2019 Podcast round up. St Emlyn’s

Here’s our regular podcast round up of the blog and podcast from June 2019. A really busy month for the team so not that many posts, but we hope that the lack of quantity is

JC: Can we really use IO blood for analysis? St Emlyn’s

For as long as I can remember I’ve been told that it is possible to analyse marrow from an intra-osseous (IO) needle. It’s been taught on lots of APLS courses I’ve attended (Ed – in

May 2019 Podcast Roundup. St Emlyn’s

Our regular review of the best of the blog from May 2019 with Ian Beardsell and Simon Carley

JC: Traumatic Cardiac Arrest (TCA) podcast with Prof Jason Smith RN. St Emlyn’s

A few weeks ago we reviewed a paper on the management of traumatic cardiac arrest. That paper specifically looked at the role of closed chest compressions in traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA). I recently managed to

Beyond ATLS with Alan Grayson at #stemlynsLIVE. St Emlyn’s

Another of our videos and podcasts from the #stemlynsLIVE conference. This month it’s Alan Grayson on the role of ATLS in trauma management. If you listen to the twittersphere then ATLS seems to have a

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