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

Moral Injury in Emergency and Pre-hospital care. Esther Murray on St Emlyn’s podcast

This week we recorded a podcast inspired by a recent publication in the EMJ. Esther Murray aka @EM_Healthpsych is a psychologist working in London. You can listen the podcast by clicking on the link below.

JC: Intravenous fluid therapy in critically ill adults (review). St Emlyn’s

The use of Intravenous fluid therapy and the controversies around them have been a theme of the blog from the very beginning. From the early days when evidence increasingly pointed to the harms of starch

SMACC Sydney. Hope to see you there. St Emlyn’s

I’ve no doubt that you will have spotted that the next SMACC is in Sydney on 25-29th March 2019. Here at St Emlyn’s we are really excited about this and we’re planning our trips, talks

St Emlyn’s July round up podcast

. A quick round up of the best from the blog in July 29. Infinite Game theory and Emergency Medicine with  Craig Ferguson http://www.stemlynsblog.org/only-a-game-infinite-game-theory-in-emergency-medicine/ Epinephrine in Cardiac Arrest: Journal Club post (and a really important

The Teaching CoOp update and program: 10-12th October 2018

We are steaming ahead with preparations for the Teaching CoOp course we are running her in Manchester later this year. We have an internationally renowned faculty coming to join us, tickets are selling well and

JC: Does Epinephrine work in Cardiac Arrest. St Emlyn’s

Epinephrine use in cardiac arrest is controversial1,2. Despite patho-physiological arguments3,4 that it can improve brain perfusion and even that it may improve the rate of ROSC (Return of Spontaneous Circulation) many have expressed the concern

JC: Tamsulosin and Renal Colic. St Emlyn’s

Renal colic really hurts, believe me I know! It’s one of those conditions that we see in emergency medicine where it really does not matter who you are, if you have good going colic you

torso trauma basics

Torso Trauma tips and the BASICS North West conference 2018. St Emlyn’s

Not every conference has to be huge, multimedia and international, there is a lot to be said for local conferences. This week I attended the BASICS North West regional conference1. Here are some of my

JC: Fluid resuscitation in paediatric DKA. St Emlyn’s

Over the years I’ve had some interesting, and not entirely positive interactions when treating diabetic ketoacidosis in kids. These usually focus around some very strongly held views that unless you do exactly what the other

#StEmlynsLIVE Salim Rezaie

St Emlyn’s LIVE & the Teaching CoOp course: Announcing Salim Rezaie.

We are delighted to announce two more confirmed speakers for the #StEmlynsLIVE conference. As we hope you know already, this is the first time that we are hosting a LIVE conference in Manchester and it’s


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