Category: Resus & Crit Care

Mcgrath vs macintosh laryngoscopes

JC: Macintosh vs. McGrath laryngoscopy in pre-hospital care.

There has been an ongoing debate about the use of video laryngoscopy (VL) in emergency and critical care​1–4​. Proponents speak of the better visibility and ability to teach using video systems whereas those preferring a

resuscitative care unit RCU

JC: The Resuscitative Care Unit. St Emlyn’s

Ordinarily when we bring a Journal Club post, it’s because we want to present some form of data that can make a difference to your clinical practice. This week it’s slightly different as we’ve picked

Psychological performance in the resus room. Ashley Liebig at #stemlynsLIVE

This talk focuses on how we can optimise our psychological performance in critical care situations, the type of situations that Simon describes as Time Critical, Information light. The Audio is available below, or watch the

June 2019 Podcast round up. St Emlyn’s

Here’s our regular podcast round up of the blog and podcast from June 2019. A really busy month for the team so not that many posts, but we hope that the lack of quantity is

JC: Can we really use IO blood for analysis? St Emlyn’s

For as long as I can remember I’ve been told that it is possible to analyse marrow from an intra-osseous (IO) needle. It’s been taught on lots of APLS courses I’ve attended (Ed – in

May 2019 Podcast Roundup. St Emlyn’s

Our regular review of the best of the blog from May 2019 with Ian Beardsell and Simon Carley

JC: Traumatic Cardiac Arrest (TCA) podcast with Prof Jason Smith RN. St Emlyn’s

A few weeks ago we reviewed a paper on the management of traumatic cardiac arrest. That paper specifically looked at the role of closed chest compressions in traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA). I recently managed to

JC: Should we use chest compressions in traumatic cardiac arrest? St Emlyn’s

This is a question that we’ve addressed on the blog before and the evidence has been a little conflicting​1–6​. From a pathophysiological perspective the logic of using closed chest compressions in a patient who has

JC: Enter Sandman – Which Agent as Second Line in Paediatric Status Epilepticus?

Appraisal and reflections on the recently published ConSEPT and EcLiPSE trials – what do they mean for the treatment of paediatric status epilepticus?

April 2019 round up podcast. St Emlyn’s

Here’s our regular monthly audio podcast round up of the best of the blog. Looks like I forgot to press go on this back at the beginning of May. So apologies for the late review.

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