Category: Critical Care

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

Covid19: Why we need Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) more than ever during a pandemic. St Emlyn’s

Evidence based medicine (EBM) is one of the four pillars of St Emlyn’s. We are usually pretty sceptical about adopting treatments without high quality evidence publishfred in a decent journal and with critical appraisal. Covid19

Understanding Fear and Anxiety around COVID-19: A St Emlyn’s Podcast.

Over the last few years there has, thankfully, been more of a realisation that we need to look after ourselves and each other. “Wellbeing” is the hot topic, yet I don’t think anyone could’ve imagined

Head Vs Heart: Opening the Box. St Emlyn’s

Ed- This blog post comes at an interesting and challenging time for us all. It was due to be given at #badEMfest in South Africa this week, but as we all know Covid-19 rather scuppered

Covid-19 Podcast from Italy with Roberto Cosentini. St Emlyn’s

Dr Roberto Cosentini is an old friend of St Emlyn’s who works in Bergamo, in Northern Italy. He is right at the heart of the recent Covid-19 outbreak. He kindly found an hour to record

Covid 19 preparations in Virchester. St Emlyn’s

The blog and podcast has been a bit quiet recently as we’ve been focused on the preparations for Corona virus​1​ in the UK and around the world. These are our abbreviated thoughts on where we

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

PEWCs: Sim training for coronavirus (and more). St Emlyn’s

Although we don’t talk about it much on the blog, one of the major research interests in Virchester is in the management of major incidents. Over the years we’ve published extensively on the epidemiology and

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


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