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

Covid 19: A primer on ICU care for the non-intensivist. St Emlyn’s

In the coming weeks and months we are likely to see clinicians working in areas that are previously unfamiliar to them. Here in Virchester we’ve identified that emergency medicine, acute medicine, and intensive care medicine

February podcast round up and thoughts on Covid-19. St Emlyn’s

Every month we try and podcast the best and the brightest from the blog. This month it’s a little different as there really is only one story in town at the moment, and that’s Covid-19.

Covid-19 Podcast from Italy with Roberto Cosentini. St Emlyn’s

Dr Roberto Cosentini is an old friend of St Emlyn’s who works in Bergamo, in Northern Italy. He is right at the heart of the recent Covid-19 outbreak. He kindly found an hour to record

Covid 19 preparations in Virchester. St Emlyn’s

The blog and podcast has been a bit quiet recently as we’ve been focused on the preparations for Corona virus​1​ in the UK and around the world. These are our abbreviated thoughts on where we

#stemlynsLIVE postponed due to Covid-19. St Emlyn’s

Covid-19 update and postponement Location: Manchester Date: 4/3/20 On Tuesday we wrote to the many people who had already booked #stemlynsLIVE stating that we would watch the Covid-19 situation carefully. In less than 36 hours

PEWCs: Sim training for coronavirus (and more). St Emlyn’s

Although we don’t talk about it much on the blog, one of the major research interests in Virchester is in the management of major incidents. Over the years we’ve published extensively on the epidemiology and

CODA update (the program is out). St Emlyn’s

2020 promises a range of incredible conferences, many of which will be supported by the St Emlyn’s team. We’ve already told you about the #stemlynsLIVE conference in May, and we are especially looking forward to

January 2020 round up podcast

The latest round up of the blog from Ian and Simon. Click on the links below to take you to each of the individual posts.

JC: Conservative management of pneumothoraces.

When I trained here in Virchester we had a fairly aggressive approach to the management of pneumothoraces. All trauma pneumothoraces got chest drains, a chest drain meant an open one, the size was as big

USS guided IVs

JC: Long lines for USS guided peripheral IVs. St Emlyn's

The placing of peripheral IVs is arguably the most common procedure that we do in the ED. However, although common, it’s not always easy and on those occasions when it’s difficult and needed quickly, it


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