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JC: ISARIC. Possibly The Best COVID-19 Risk Prediction Tool To Date

Has your department been relying on clinical gestalt to risk stratify patients, perhaps using something you heard or read about in a short paper (perhaps Twitter), maybe something like post-exertional oxygenation has caught your eye,

April Podcast Round Up

It’s been another busy month at St Emlyn’s, with the publication of 15 blog posts and five podcasts, but there does seem to be an awful lot to talk about! Of course there have been

Beyond the ED: COVID-19 and Critical Care

In this podcast, we talk about the clinical journey of a COVID-19 patient and some insights from the critical care unit. There are some concepts here that we probably don’t do full justice to in

The Diploma in Immediate Medical Care. Hints and Tips from St Emlyn’s

I recently sat the Diploma in Immediate Care and thought I would share with you some of the things I learned along the way and some of the resources I used. This is a very

JC: D-K-hoorAy! New Paeds DKA guidelines

On Monday, the British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes published interim guidelines on the management of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in our younger patients (under the age of 18). NICE are planning to fully review

2019 Novel Coronavirus (Wuhan) at St Emlyn’s

Thursday afternoon, I brazenly told my director that the coronavirus needn’t warrant immediate concern.  I didn’t want to add to the typical hysteria that leads to people purchasing too many medical supplies that then results

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London Pre-Hospital Care Conference #LTC2019

It’s conference week, and although we started it in Birmingham with the Intensive Care Society State of the Art, we’re now in London at the Royal Geographical Society for the London Trauma Conference. This blog

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#RCEMasc 2019 Day 3

The RCEM annual scientific conference was over too quickly. We had a great time. Here’s the summary from the final day.

European Resuscitation Council meeting: Slovenia 2019. St Emlyn’s

This month I was lucky enough to be invited to speak in Slovenia at the European Resus Council meeting. It was a super place to visit and a wonderful conference. The theme of the conference

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


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