Category: Emergency Medicine

JC: Aspirin is not effective for hospitalised COVID19 patients. St Emlyn’s

We’ve reported on the RECOVERY trial several times already on the blog. It stands out as the most important trial of therapeutics in hospitalised patients with COVID19. This week the RECOVERY trial has released the

Digital Disruption- Leveraging Technology To Stay On Top Of Your Game. St Emlyn’s

By Leah Flanagan, Mohammed Hamza, Cian McDermott It’s that time of day again. The first alarm has gone off. You roll over… and check your phone again. Social media and technology has permeated many aspects

Preventing mid-life spontaneity becoming a crisis – SCAD as a serious cause of chest pain. St Emlyn’s

It’s the call that no healthcare professional wants to get… “Hi Mate. Sorry to bother you, it’s just Lucy has got some chest pain and doesn’t look great. Do you think I should take her

Hypocalcaemia, Trauma and Major Transfusion. St Emlyn’s

I’m writing this blog post after listening to the ever excellent Scott Weingart on the EMCrit podcast in discussion with the authors of this paper, to which I highly recommend you listen. Why bother to

Demystifying Adult Congenital Heart Disease in the ED – The Podcast from St Emlyn’s

This blog post accompanies a two part podcast series discussing Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) and how these patients may present to the Emergency Department (ED). Dr Sam Fitzsimmons, our guest on the podcast, is

St Emlyn’s Hierarchy of Wellbeing

Wellbeing is a very ‘trendy’ word in Medicine and seems to be the focus of many educational sessions (or even days), with some departments forming ‘Wellbeing Working Groups’. However, in this post please don’t worry

April 2021 podcast

April podcast round up: St Emlyn’s

Our regular round up of the best of the blog from April 2021. Not as many posts as usual this month as we were busy with the RCEM CPD conference, but really pleased to get

Anaphylaxis – A Guideline Update

Although this post is mainly about the new Anaphylaxis Guidelines published recently, please bear with me while we get a little nerdy with some physiology first… For anyone starting out in Emergency Care, diagnosing and

Manchester Arena Bombing data now published in EMJ. St Emlyn’s

Next month we will mark the fourth anniversary of the Manchester Arena Bombing on the 22nd May. As you will remember Salman Ramadan Abedi detonated an improvised device in the foyer of an Ariana Grande

Bayes belief and bias

Bayes and Belief: How pre-review belief influences critical appraisal. St Emlyn’s

I’ve been reflecting on why there is disagreement about how influential new evidence is to clinical practice in the last year or so. COVID-19 has shown that the thresholds for what we believe and when