Category: #FOAMed

JC: BestBets checklists for critical appraisal. St.Emlyn’s

Critical appraisal is a core skill for all emergency physicians. You must stay up to date with the literature…, but there is just SO much of it. What should you believe and what should you

Cliff Mann on UK Emergency Medicine recruitment. St.Emlyn’s

This week has seen some real progress on the crisis in emergency medicine recruitment within the UK. Health Education England appears to be taking recruitment really seriously with a document released this week stating how

JC: IV Fluids for alcohol intoxication. St.Emlyn’s

I’m always on the look out for RCTs relevant to emergency medicine and I have an automated search set up in PubMed to bring any to my attention (does everyone do this, or is it

JC: I’ll just ask Dr Google..for some PE/ACS investigation advice @ St.Emlyn’s

OK folks, the debates around PE & ACS investigation over the last few years have been fantastic. Not only have they challenged our reliance on protocols, the debates have also asked us to question what

JC: Triple Rule Out CT – are the rays worth it? St.Emlyn’s

I was glad to see this article published as triple rule out CT for chest pain has been a topic that I’ve heard a little about, but personally it’s not something I use. This troubles

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Wrestling with Risk at SMACC 2013 St.Emlyn’s

Thanks so much to Chris, Oli and Roger for helping me put together this presentation from SMACC 2013 on wrestling with risk. If you’re an ED doc then the summary is…. You don’t make diagnoses

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When FOAM Doesn’t Wash

The following scenario is completely fictional although it is used to represent a real-life incident. All details have been changed.   “Hey – you’ll want to know about this – you’re into that twitter thing,

Right here, right now. Joe Lex at St.Emlyn’s.

At this exact moment Joe Lex is speaking in Manchester. He has decided to give his time freely to talk to the good EM folks in Virchester. Sadly not everyone can come tonight, but that’s

Perimortem C-section at St.Emlyn’s

There are a few blog posts that seem to stick in the mind more than others, and certainly ones that I direct colleagues back to on a regular basis. One of these for me (and

Please use less Ketamine – LAT Gel at St.Emlyn’s

  Is this FOAM heresy I ask myself…, someone in the social media world suggesting that we should use LESS Special K. I’ve been reflecting recently on my use of ketamine in the emergency department.


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