Category: Critical Care

Resuscitology is coming to Manchester: 14th December 2019.

We are delighted to announce that the Resuscitology course is coming to Manchester on the 14th December 2019. You can book the course using the links at the bottom of this page. THE COURSE Join

JC: The metabolic and biochemical characteristics of packed red cell transfusions.

JC: The metabolic and biochemical characteristics of packed red cell transfusions.

In the UK it’s now standard practice in hypovolaemic/bleeding trauma to use packed red cells as the first line resuscitation fluid. That’s what we keep in the fridge in the emergency department resus room of

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

resuscitative care unit RCU

JC: The Resuscitative Care Unit. St Emlyn’s

Ordinarily when we bring a Journal Club post, it’s because we want to present some form of data that can make a difference to your clinical practice. This week it’s slightly different as we’ve picked

Psychological performance in the resus room. Ashley Liebig at #stemlynsLIVE

This talk focuses on how we can optimise our psychological performance in critical care situations, the type of situations that Simon describes as Time Critical, Information light. The Audio is available below, or watch the

JC: Can we really use IO blood for analysis? St Emlyn’s

For as long as I can remember I’ve been told that it is possible to analyse marrow from an intra-osseous (IO) needle. It’s been taught on lots of APLS courses I’ve attended (Ed – in

JC: Should we use chest compressions in traumatic cardiac arrest? St Emlyn’s

This is a question that we’ve addressed on the blog before and the evidence has been a little conflicting​1–6​. From a pathophysiological perspective the logic of using closed chest compressions in a patient who has

Podcast Round Up March 2019. St Emlyn’s

Here’s our regular monthly round up of the best of the blog from March 2019

February 2019 Podcast round up: St Emlyn’s

Welcome to this month’s round up podcast with the St Emlyn’s team. This month Simon reviews the top posts from Feb 2019. Click on the play button below to listen to the podcast, or download

Aortic Emergencies with George Willis at #stemlynsLIVE

Back in late 2018 we gathered in Manchester for the inaugural #stemlynsLIVE conference. Our friend Dr George Willis gave a great talk on Aortic Emergencies. There are loads of great tips in here about diagnostics,

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