Category: #FOAMed

PEWCs: Sim training for coronavirus (and more). St Emlyn’s

Although we don’t talk about it much on the blog, one of the major research interests in Virchester is in the management of major incidents. Over the years we’ve published extensively on the epidemiology and

CODA update (the program is out). St Emlyn’s

2020 promises a range of incredible conferences, many of which will be supported by the St Emlyn’s team. We’ve already told you about the #stemlynsLIVE conference in May, and we are especially looking forward to

January 2020 round up podcast

The latest round up of the blog from Ian and Simon. Click on the links below to take you to each of the individual posts.

JC: Conservative management of pneumothoraces.

When I trained here in Virchester we had a fairly aggressive approach to the management of pneumothoraces. All trauma pneumothoraces got chest drains, a chest drain meant an open one, the size was as big

JC: D-K-hoorAy! New Paeds DKA guidelines

On Monday, the British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes published interim guidelines on the management of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in our younger patients (under the age of 18). NICE are planning to fully review

2019 Novel Coronavirus (Wuhan) at St Emlyn’s

Thursday afternoon, I brazenly told my director that the coronavirus needn’t warrant immediate concern.  I didn’t want to add to the typical hysteria that leads to people purchasing too many medical supplies that then results

USS guided IVs

JC: Long lines for USS guided peripheral IVs. St Emlyn's

The placing of peripheral IVs is arguably the most common procedure that we do in the ED. However, although common, it’s not always easy and on those occasions when it’s difficult and needed quickly, it

December 2019 podcast round up. St Emlyn’s

Our regular round up of the best of the blog from December 2019. Published a little late, largely because of Coronavirus issues and general business. vb S

JC: Critical Care Reviews day 2. #CCR20. St Emlyn's

In addition to the presentation of the VITAMINS trial and the PEPTIC trial we also saw a number of other papers presented. These are listed below, but have not been fully critically appraised. We’ll leave

The VITAMINS trial

JC: The Vitamins trial. Hydrocortisone, Vit C and Thiamine (Marik protocol – or not?) in sepsis. St Emlyn's

You may remember the controversy about Paul Marik’s suggestions that a combination of Vitamin C, steroids and Thiamine (sometimes known as HAT​1​) is a cure all for sepsis. There were some rather dramatic claims that

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