Category: Resus & Crit Care

JC: Did Video kill the Laryngoscope star? Here comes the evidence. St.Emlyn’s

Although Britain and Ireland appear to be really rather fabulous at Rugby….thought I’d get that in there….., I do worry that we are falling behind the curve in terms of laryngoscopy in the ED. If

On a FAST track to nowhere at St.Emlyn’s

This week a little attempt at #dogmalysis for USS education in the UK. I want this to make you think about the links between what we teach and learn vs patient outcomes. In an ideal

Children are just little adults. SMACC2013. St.Emlyn’s

Here at St.Emlyn’s we like a bit of #dogmalysis. We like to challenge established thinking and perhaps to look again at what we all know to be true. One such dogma is that ‘Children are

APLS weight estimation – don’t do it (well almost never). St.Emlyn’s

I’m an APLS instructor & course director and have contributed various bits and bobs over the years and it’s a great course. I’d go further and say that it’s a really great course to get

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JC Cryo + TXA for trauma apparently it also MATTERS. St.Emlyn’s

Thanks to Karim for a heads up on this one. Just a quick post this time, but another paper looking at the use of tranexamic acid in trauma and in this case the potential synergistic

JC: Does Magnesium work in asthma? St.Emlyn’s

This is a roller coaster journey  for me. Many years ago Virchester ED was one of the first hospitals to start using Magnesium for the treatment of acute severe asthma. This prompted great concern amongst

It’s Good to Talk – Debrief in the Emergency Department

There is so much I could write about the role and value of our own humanity in the Emergency Department although much of it has been said before by people far wiser than me. But

JC: Delta signs for shock trauma. St.Emlyn’s

I recently had a bit of fun at the Telford trauma conference talking about the top 10 papers of 2012 and in passing mentioned the #dogmalysis of ATLS shock categories published in Resuscitation last year

JC The end of the road for colloids in sepsis??? St.Emlyn’s

Are colloids more effective than crystalloids in reducing death in people who are critically ill or injured? Updated Perel P, Roberts I, Ker K Published Online: February 28, 2013 So it looks as though Cochrane

Paediatric Arrest: But What About the Parents?

“Standby call please: 19 month old male, cardiac arrest…”   They are the words I half expect whenever the red phone rings between 6 and 7am, words which strike both fear and dread into the

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