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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

SMACC 2013

It seems like everyone is talking about the SMACC conference in Sydney next year, so it’s time that St.Emlyn’s joined the party. Next March (11-13th) SMACC represents a coming together of emergency medicine, critical care

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The dangers of FOAM at St.Emlyn’s

#FOAM and #FOAMed have certainly captured the zeitgeist of emergency medicine but is foam always a good thing? It’s a question that we should ask and it seems that there are some answers in the

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Emergency Medicine: A risky business Part 4

Welcome back to the 4th part of the series looking at understanding risk and diagnosis in Emergency Medicine. In part 3 we looked at how tests with apparently high sensitivities (e.g. 98% sensitivities) actually mean

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Feeling Blue at St.Emlyn’s

A hypothetical case to illustrate a common problem in the ED. It’s reassuring to know that as the nights close in and winter approaches (ice on the car today) that there are still people around

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Getting Chilly Quickly at St.Emlyn’s

I was having a chat with one of my Cardiac anaesthetist chums the other day about ‘stuff’ and in particular some of the rather interesting work appearing in the literature around the use of ECMO

Twitter Journal Club @JC_StE at St.Emlyn’s

Here in Virchester we have run a journal club for many, many years. In fact we consider ourselves to be one of the founding truly evidence based journal clubs with a history dating back to

JC Are we doing too many CTPAs? St.Emlyn’s

Well! I go away for 1 week to Devon to spend time with the family and to visit the holiday haunts of Agatha Christie and what do you know? JC descends into another discussion about

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Balanced Sedation in the ED. St.Emlyn’s

Listen to the podcast then read on. So I said……….. …., because I was trying to be a bit cheeky. There is a serious point here though. I don’t know the exact motivation for asking

Emergency Medicine, a risky business Part 3. How often is it acceptable for me to be wrong?

Emergency medicine is a risky business. In this continuing series looking at how we as emergency physicians look at risk we are going to spend a bit of time looking at how we feel about

St.Emlyn’s #teamSimGB takes on the simwars SMACC2013 challenge

If you are a critical care/EM physician and you love #FOAM then the must attend conference of 2013 is the Social Media and Critical Care conference in Sydney Australia March 11-13. The SMACC down under


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