Category: Critical Care

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

The VITAMINS trial

JC: The Vitamins trial. Hydrocortisone, Vit C and Thiamine (Marik protocol – or not?) in sepsis. St Emlyn's

You may remember the controversy about Paul Marik’s suggestions that a combination of Vitamin C, steroids and Thiamine (sometimes known as HAT​1​) is a cure all for sepsis. There were some rather dramatic claims that

DFTB. The procedure paradox update. St Emlyn's

Updated content and video This is an update and repost of a blog from last Summer following the release of the video from the 2019 Don’t Forget the Bubbles (DFTB) conference in London. The original

Resuscitology UK

Resuscitology UK course review. St Emlyn's

This week we ran the inaugural Resuscitology UK course here in Virchester (Ed – everyone knows you mean Manchester 😉 ). Resuscitology UK aims to improve the way we think about resuscitation practice through case

pre-hospital conference

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

St Emlyn's in Brum #ICSSOA – Day 3

The final day is upon us. Some tired eyes and aching feet, no doubt fresh from the #party. Despite this, my first session was in a fully packed room. Well done all – cardiogenic shock

St Emlyns in Brum #ICSSOA – Day 2

Onwards to day 2 then, and how better to break your fast than with some EVIDENCE. Lovely. Today’s scientific discourse came courtesy of 6 big names and focused on fluid therapy, blood pressure targets and

#Tact19

#TacT19: St Emlyn’s on tour with Pete Hulme

I’m not as big a conference attendee like some people I know (Ed – you mean @EMManchester), but when I heard the conference had its own Spotify playlist (featuring the Matrix soundtrack) and saw the

CRASH-3

JC: Tranexamic Acid (TXA) in Head Injury. The CRASH-3 results. St Emlyn’s

St Emlyn’s had sight of a pre-publication copy of the CRASH-3 trial from the trial team. This allowed us to prepare this blog in advance of publication. The trial authors have not been involved in

RCEMday2

#RCEMasc 2019 Day 2

After a great first day (which you can read about on the day one blog here), we reconvened in Sage, Gateshead for day 2 of the RCEM Annual Scientific Conference. At the AGM the night

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