Category: Emergency Medicine

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

March 2021 Podcast Round Up (episode 187). St Emlyn’s

A discussion about all the latest from the St Emlyn’s blog, including a hot off the press article about vaccine induced thrombocytopenic thrombosis and the new FRCEM revision guide.  Simon and Iain also talk about the latest results from

VITT

Post-vaccine headache in the Emergency Department: what you need to know. St Emlyn’s

I am sure you all saw the recent MHRA press release and guidance, discussing the issue of a possible link between the AstraZeneca COVID19 vaccine and a rare type of thrombotic condition of Vaccine induced

#FOAMed quality

Assessing on-line medical education resources. A podcast with Peter Brindley

Last year I was contacted by Peter Brindley, Leon Byker and Brent Thoma to collaborate on a paper for the Journal of the Intensive Care Society. The aim was to help people understand a little

The new Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA) for UK medical students and a bespoke St Emlyn’s Undergraduate Curriculum

The new Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA) for UK medical students and a bespoke St Emlyn’s Undergraduate Curriculum

Introduction It may come as a surprise to many of our colleagues outside the UK (and our patients) that the UK has never had a nationwide examination for final year medical students before they qualify

thromboprophylaxis

JC: Thromboprophylaxis on the ICU for COVID-19 patients. St Emlyn’s

The prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) has been a real concern in the management of hospitalised patients with COVID-19. We have previously discussed the role of prophylactic anticoagulation (thromboprophylaxis) for these patients as it was

February 2021 podcast

February 2021 Round Up Podcast. St Emlyn’s

Our regular podcast round up from February 2021. Iain and Simon highlight the key learning points from this month on the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. Please remember to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes/Google

convalescent plasma

JC: Convalescent plasma (still) does not work in COVID-19. St Emlyn’s

The latest results on the use of convalescent plasma in Covid-19 are now out from the RECOVERY trial as a pre-print. As you know we have already covered the trial quite extensively and thus far

cricothyroidotomy

JC: Real world cricothyroidotomy experience. St Emlyn’s

Cricothyroidotomy is a procedure that worried many emergency physicians. Partly because it’s a rare procedure, but also because we are likely to embarking on it at a time when things are ‘going wrong’. The most