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Journal Club – Trauma CT in Paediatric Patients

I have a confession to make – I once requested a whole body CT (WBCT) in a paediatric patient. [Yes, yes, I know!] To be fair, we didn’t know he was a paediatric patient at

JC: Can I safely discharge dizzy patients from the ED?

  Last month, I came across a clinical review published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine1 that got me really excited! It got me excited (in a geeky professional sense of course…) as it covered

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St.Emlyn’s goes further north – NEM Conference #NEMC18

It’s the second time I’ve been to the Northern Emergency Medicine conference, this year held in the sunny city of Durham. I say sunny… I needed my jacket. Last year’s programme was great and included

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JC: Devastating Brain Injury. Complex decisions in the resus room. St.Emlyn’s

Social media can sometimes give the impression that all is rosy in the world of resuscitation. We hear of the amazing saves, the wonders of ECMO, helicopters and heroic acts with great outcomes, but the

MARSIPAN – Not just for (Christmas) Cakes. St.Emlyn’s

  This is a guest post from Vicky Vella, EM Associate Specialist in the UK. Vicky got in touch after this tweet came onto our timelines recently. I had to admit that I was also

HIV screening in the ED. When, who and why. St.Emlyn’s

Are you feeling upset that this post is not about something really cool like ECMO, laryngoscopy or RSIs? Well maybe you are and that’s OK. A lot of #FOAMed is about the really top end

JC: Does earlier TXA save lives? St.Emlyn’s

Administration of tranexamic acid (TXA) is integral part of the management for major trauma patients in the UK. It is deemed such an important aspect that its administration is used as a quality indicator to

RCEM ASC 2017 – Update on the TiLLI study

It is the week of the annual scientific conference for the Royal College of Emergency Medicine again. As usual the St Emlyns team is in the thick of it and when someone mentioned clots I

Who gets a Tetanus? You get a Tetanus!

UPDATE – This post still contains relevant information about tetanus, immunisation schedules, and management of clinical tetanus, however the UK guidelines have changed. Please continue to read this post, but then check out this update for

Are you PrEP-d for your Saturday night? St.Emlyn’s

6 Background:I have tried to write this post using non-medical jargon and I’ve not expanded so much on the background medical evidence. I am hoping that this post will be disseminated outside of our usual

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