Category: Emergency Medicine

JC: Are CT scanners getting more sensitive at detecting SAH? St Emlyn’s

JC: Are CT scanners getting more sensitive at detecting SAH? St Emlyn’s

There is no doubt that sub-arachnoid haemorrhage is an important diagnosis in the emergency department. It is arguably especially important in the cohort of patients who present with lesser signs/symptoms as they are the group

JC: More on pulse oximetry and racial bias. St Emlyn’s

This week we are reviewing a paper on the accuracy of pulse oximetry in patients being assessed for ECMO. This is an interesting group as they represent and extremely unwell group of patients where small

CODA: Is Emergency Medicine a failed paradigm? Revisited with St Emlyn’s

This week the CODA team have re-released the video and audio from a talk I did with Scott Weingart at SMACC in Dublin. We were tasked with answering the question of whether emergency medicine is

October round up podcast. St Emlyn’s

Our regular round up of the October 2021 content from the blog and podcast at St Emlyn’s with Iain and Simon.

JC: Can we use smaller pigtail drains in traumatic haemothorax?

Back in 2016 we published a blog on chest drains and chest aspiration, in which we argued that the dogma of putting in huge drains for traumatic haemothoraces should be questioned. The dogma of using

Learning from airway management in the ED: UK Perspective

This is the transcript for an invited talk at the recent Difficult Airway Society (DAS) 2021 virtual conference. It was lovely to be invited and great of the organisers to create a multidisciplinary opportunity for

#EuSEM21 The power of stories in Emergency medicine education revisited.

This week I was lucky enough to attend the European Society of Emergency Medicine conference in Lisbon in person. It has been a wonderful experience to once again reconnect with people face to face. Since

Cardiac output as a metaphor for flow through an urgent care setting

Flow through the urgent care setting, such as an emergency department (ED) is complex. There are a multitude of factors that affect flow through an urgent care setting. Systems research has shown that it is

Highlights from the Virtual Colloquium – 14th Annual Update in Paediatric Emergencies Day 2

This post follows my notes from Day 1 of the Virtual Colloquium – 14th Annual Update in Paediatric Emergencies. Day 2 was another mixed bag of talks, from paediatric analgesia and sedation, to the philosophy

Cauda Equina

JC: Re-evaluating risk factors for Cauda Equina. St Emlyn’s

The diagnosis of cauda equina in the emergency department is complex and has the potential for significant patient harm if we get it wrong. Linda Dykes put together an excellent infographic on this back in