Category: Critical Care

#ICSSOA2018 Day 3. St Emlyn’s on tour

The tour continues. Although I admit it took me a bit longer to get out of bed this morning following the social agenda for the conference…. Day 3: Morning Another top 5 papers session covering

St Emlyns on tour: ICSSOA2018. Monday.

St Emlyn’s is on tour (again) and this week I am at the Intensive Care Society State of the Art meeting in London. Always a truly international affair, with expert academic speakers from across the

JC: Conservative management of chest trauma. St Emlyn’s

We have previously blogged on the topic of chest tube/drain management1. In one of our most widely read posts we argued that many pneumothoraces can be managed without a chest drain. When trained as a

JC: Hypothermia in brain injury: The POLAR trial. St Emlyn’s.

Paradoxically hypothermia has been a ‘hot’ topic in emergency medicine and critical care for many years. There is good laboratory, animal and pathophysiological data to suggest that it should be neuro-protective in a broad range

#stemlynsLIVE: Five free strategies to improve your resuscitation practice. St Emlyn’s

This week we are hosting the #stemlynsLIVE conference here in Manchester. We are so excited to be bringing together an amazing faculty for a day of talks, workshops, panel discussions and skill stations designed to

St Emlyn's Cliff Reid Simulated patient

JC: The Zero Point Survey. Optimising resuscitation teams in the ED. St Emlyn’s

This blog explains the rationale for the zero point survey1–3. This starts before the primary survey that we are all familiar with and is a means of optimising the performance of resuscitation teams in critical

ResusTO: A Simulation/Resuscitation Conference Like No Other

This week, one hundred clinicians went back to work inspired. They were reinvigorated, motivated and full of knowledge. They were the delegates, faculty and volunteers of ResusTO 1. This inaugural event (hopefully) laid the groundwork

Micro Machines: Sick Neonates at #RATH2018

Micro Machines – Sick Neonates at #RATH2018 If there’s one area in paediatric emergency medicine that seems to scare people more than any other, it’s neonates. It’s hard to fathom how something so small can

JC: OOHCA and Airway management. Do we need a tube? St Emlyn’s

  If out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and outcome data is the topic, long is the list of research and passionate is the debate on every possible measurable outcome from pit crew CPR to methodology of compression

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


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