Category: Resus & Crit Care

JC: Why do bleeding trauma patients die? St Emlyn’s

Just a quick JC blog post this week to point you to an editorial written by Karim Brohi and John Holcomb on why, and when, patients die of trauma. The editorial appears in Intensive Care

#SASEM2019: Top 10+1 papers

This week I am in Jeddah at the Saudi Arabian Society of Emergency Medicine1. It has been a fabulous few days so far. The content is good, the presentations are way above average and I’ve

JC: Can HEMS improve patient outcome in Traumatic Cardiac Arrest? St Emlyn’s

This week we are briefly looking at an interesting paper that suggests that HEMS services have much to offer in the management of traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA). We know that outcomes from TCA are poor,

JC: Do you see the light? Serum neurofilament light chain for prognostication following OOHCA

I’ve been meaning to do a blog on this paper for some time now. Paul Young, who’s opinion I have a lot of time for, seemed clearly excited about its release. And in December at

JC: Should we premedicate for ketamine sedation? St Emlyn’s

Here in Virchester we believe that we were early pioneers of conscious sedation in the UK. It’s something we adopted as a routine procedure back in the 90s, in both adults and children, and so

The Journey That Matters: Dr. Clare Richmond at #stemlynsLIVE

This podcast and presentation was recorded at the St Emlyn’s LIVE conference in Manchester 2018. In this presentation Clare takes us through the rationale, principles, training and practice that we need in order to continually

2018 thoughts and reflections

As 2018 comes to an end we asked the St Emlyn’s team to reflect on the highs and lows of a fascinating year. The brief was pretty vague as we wanted the team to think

What’s the bleeding problem with trauma laparotomies?!

Mortality for hypotensive trauma patients undergoing emergency laparotomy have not changed in 20 years. This blog explores the literature and the future!

Podcast: November 2018 round up St Emlyn’s

November was a busy month for the St Emlyn’s team with a variety of blogs on conferences, EBM, philosophy and education. Here’s the podcast and the links to the blogs mentioned in November. Click on

#ICSSOA2018 Day 3. St Emlyn’s on tour

The tour continues. Although I admit it took me a bit longer to get out of bed this morning following the social agenda for the conference…. Day 3: Morning Another top 5 papers session covering

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