Category: Resus & Crit Care

Teamwork in Resus: Just Like Football?

A few weeks ago I was reading the most excellent Resus Room Management blog.  It’s seriously awesome and you should check it out.  [I’ve decided that all this social media engagement has made me sound

New Surviving Sepsis Guidelines – What’s new? St.Emlyn’s

After much anticipation the new surviving sepsis guidelines have been published in critical care medicine. There will no doubt be much conversation, debate and discussion about this in the coming weeks and I’ll bet Scott

JC: Blunderbuss antibiotics in sepsis??

So, JC time again. Today, someone chose this paper from CCM regarding antibiotic monotherapy compared against an empirical combination strategy for treatment of severe sepsis. So hot off the press it has not even been

Getting Chilly Quickly 2…. Early hypothermia for ROSC?

By now, we all are thoroughly convinced as to the benefit of therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest. (if you don’t do this in your hospital, you really should not be seeing OOHCA patients….).  In addition, the

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Getting Chilly Quickly at St.Emlyn’s

I was having a chat with one of my Cardiac anaesthetist chums the other day about ‘stuff’ and in particular some of the rather interesting work appearing in the literature around the use of ECMO

Is this what we mean by critical care? Feedback at St.Emlyn’s

  Over the years we’ve been building up a profile of our virtual hospital, St. Emlyn’s.  Here, let’s explore the way we reflect on cases in Emergency Medicine, and take a look at what might go on at a ‘St.

ALS: Airway, Breathing, Capnography???

A Confession I have a guilty secret. I love cardiac arrests. Yep, I said it. As a brand new doctor, there was something exciting about dashing off to a 2222 call, even if my main

JC StO2 monitoring in the ED. St.Emlyn’s

Journal club was interesting this week. The marvellous AR brought a paper along from the EMJ looking at the use of non-invasive tissue oxygen monitoring in septic patients. Aha, interesting we thought, there is certainly

JC: Tranexamic Acid for Everyone? – St.Emlyn’s

A few months back there was a short twitter conversation between (if I remember rightly) @adamchesters, myself and @karimbrohi about the use tranexamic acid for patients in the prehospital setting. At that time the picture

Apply Some Pressure..? Traumatic Cardiac Arrest – St.Emlyn’s

What’s my view? Well how am I supposed to know? Write a review Well how objective can I be? I like to wait to see how things turn out If you apply some pressure Mark

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