Category: Resus & Crit Care

St Emlyn's Cliff Reid Simulated patient

JC: The Zero Point Survey. Optimising resuscitation teams in the ED. St Emlyn’s

This blog explains the rationale for the zero point survey1–3. This starts before the primary survey that we are all familiar with and is a means of optimising the performance of resuscitation teams in critical

ResusTO: A Simulation/Resuscitation Conference Like No Other

This week, one hundred clinicians went back to work inspired. They were reinvigorated, motivated and full of knowledge. They were the delegates, faculty and volunteers of ResusTO 1. This inaugural event (hopefully) laid the groundwork

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St.Emlyn’s at #EuSEM18 – Day 4

The lecture theatres were somewhat quieter after a night of #FOAMaoke the previous evening, but despite our resident queen of the mic Nat May not being able to video-link in from down under, we had

St.Emlyn’s at #EuSEM18 – Day 3

Nearly at the end of what has been a fun and exciting conference with lots to learn and take home into our own practice. We’ve described much of this on our blogs reviewing Day 1

St.Emlyn’s at #EuSEM18 – Day 2

It’s day 2 at #EuSEM18. Despite our best efforts the night before, the St.Emlyn’s team were up and on time for the morning of day 2. We had a great introduction to EuSEM on Sunday

We call it massiiiiiiivve. PE at St Emlyn’s

I have been asked to talk about the diagnosis of massive PE for the upcoming EUSEM congress in Glasgow this month. We have blogged on this before1, but it’s a thorny issue and one that

JC: OOHCA and Airway management. Do we need a tube? St Emlyn’s

  If out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and outcome data is the topic, long is the list of research and passionate is the debate on every possible measurable outcome from pit crew CPR to methodology of compression

JC: Intravenous fluid therapy in critically ill adults (review). St Emlyn’s

The use of Intravenous fluid therapy and the controversies around them have been a theme of the blog from the very beginning. From the early days when evidence increasingly pointed to the harms of starch

JC: Does Epinephrine work in Cardiac Arrest. St Emlyn’s

Epinephrine use in cardiac arrest is controversial1,2. Despite patho-physiological arguments3,4 that it can improve brain perfusion and even that it may improve the rate of ROSC (Return of Spontaneous Circulation) many have expressed the concern

torso trauma basics

Torso Trauma tips and the BASICS North West conference 2018. St Emlyn’s

Not every conference has to be huge, multimedia and international, there is a lot to be said for local conferences. This week I attended the BASICS North West regional conference1. Here are some of my

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