Category: Critical Care

UK Resuscitationist #FOAMed #stemlynsLIVE

The UK Resuscitationist from #stemlynsLIVE with Dan Horner. St Emlyn’s

So Dan – we want you to give this talk – about a job. A job that doesn’t exist. Or maybe it’s a thing – but we’re not sure what that is. Or maybe it’s

Zero Point Survey St Emlyn's

New Zero Point Survey Video from Cliff Reid. St Emlyn’s

We’ve championed the Zero Point Survey (1,2,3,4) here on the blog and in all our simulation teaching in Virchester. If you’ve been following the blog you will hopefully be familiar with the STEPUP system of

Decompensated Liver Disease and what we can do about it in the ED. St Emlyns

Over recent years there has been a rapid increase in the number of patients with chronic liver disease. In fact whilst deaths from cardiovascular disease and cancer are falling, we’ve seen a five-fold increase in

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

Clot’s the Problem? Vena Cava filters in trauma patients. St Emlyn’s

No one likes getting a pulmonary embolism. Or a deep vein thrombosis. And because about 60% of all blood clots are associated with hospitalisation for acute illness​1​, we take the idea of prophylaxis very seriously.

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


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