Category: Emergency Medicine

What’s in a name? Romeo and Juliet at St.Emlyn’s

Juliet: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) Here at St.Emlyn’s we are interested in lots of things.

Why hyper-troponin-aemia does not always equal acute myocardial infarction

Can you remember the time when it took several days to rule out a myocardial infarction? Do you remember running serial CK, LDH and ALT? Did you run this in patients whose history was a

Ambulance Service New South Wales’ Great Sydney Area HEMS – St.Emlyn’s on tour 2013

Following SMACC 2013 in Sydney I was fortunate enough to spend a day with the team at Ambulance Service New South Wales’ Great Sydney Area HEMS based at Bankstown airport. If you have not discovered

An Easter Message: Let’s Talk About Dying & Palliative Care

I believe I can be a better doctor. It was very early in my student life when someone very wise pointed out to me that doctors don’t save lives – we merely prolong death. Death

Making a referral with Iain Beardsell @ St.Emlyn’s

One of the many highlights of SMACC2013 was meeting like-minded colleagues who are passionate about education and social media. Iain Beardsell is a UK emergency physician based in Southampton. Iain has put together the SEMEP

What, where and who is St.Emlyn’s?

What where and who is St.Emlyn’s? I have recently been asked about St.Emlyn’s and Virchester. Many people have suggested that this is a mythical place, but whilst the standard of care is indeed magical at

JC The end of the road for colloids in sepsis??? St.Emlyn’s

Are colloids more effective than crystalloids in reducing death in people who are critically ill or injured? Updated Perel P, Roberts I, Ker K Published Online: February 28, 2013 So it looks as though Cochrane

Paediatric Arrest: But What About the Parents?

“Standby call please: 19 month old male, cardiac arrest…”   They are the words I half expect whenever the red phone rings between 6 and 7am, words which strike both fear and dread into the

Emergency Medicine, a risky business Part 5. Does a correct diagnosis mean that the therapy will work?

Emergency Medicine: A risky business part 5. Does a correct diagnosis mean that the therapy will work? In the previous post in this series around diagnostics we have looked at how the performance of most

Perimortem C-section at St.Emlyn’s

There are a few blog posts that seem to stick in the mind more than others, and certainly ones that I direct colleagues back to on a regular basis. One of these for me (and

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