Category: Resus & Crit Care

#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

#ICSSOA2018 DAY 2. St Emlyn’s on tour

The tour continues, and nothing gets me out of bed quicker than a top of the pops countdown. Well done to the program organisers for cunningly putting this first on the agenda to try and

Handover. Process, practice and controversy. #ICSSOA2018. St Emlyn’s

This week I’m speaking at the Intensive Care Society State of the Art meeting in London #ICSSOA2018. My first session is in the roadside to critical care session where we will be discussing a severely

St Emlyns on tour: ICSSOA2018. Monday.

St Emlyn’s is on tour (again) and this week I am at the Intensive Care Society State of the Art meeting in London. Always a truly international affair, with expert academic speakers from across the

JC: Conservative management of chest trauma. St Emlyn’s

We have previously blogged on the topic of chest tube/drain management1. In one of our most widely read posts we argued that many pneumothoraces can be managed without a chest drain. When trained as a

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Beyond A(C)LS. Salim Rezaie at #stemlynsLIVE

Ed – This blog is based on the talk Salim gave at #stemlynsLIVE in Manchester back in September 2018. The background and data below was first published on the REBEL EM website and is reproduced here

Podcast: October 2018 round up St Emlyn’s

Here’s our round up of the best of the blog from October 2018. In Pursuit of Excellence with Natalie May from #stemlynsLIVE https://www.stemlynsblog.org/in-pursuit-of-excellence/ A FeminEM in NY with Natalie May Part 1. https://www.stemlynsblog.org/fix18-part-one/ JC: Cricoid

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Everything old is new again – whole blood in the trauma bay – St Emlyn’s

One thing is clear from the military and civilian literature – hemorrhage kills1,2.  Overall, 40-50,000 deaths per year in the US are preventable with appropriate hemorrhage control and resuscitation.  The demographic of these victims is

JC: Hypothermia in brain injury: The POLAR trial. St Emlyn’s.

Paradoxically hypothermia has been a ‘hot’ topic in emergency medicine and critical care for many years. There is good laboratory, animal and pathophysiological data to suggest that it should be neuro-protective in a broad range

JC: Cricoid Pressure and RSI, do we still need it? St Emlyn’s

This blog reviews the first large randomised controlled trial of cricoid pressure in emergency patients as published in JAMA Surgery, October 2018. Cricoid pressure is controversial. Although it has been taught in anaesthesia practice, since


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