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#smaccUS day 0 – the workshops. St.Emlyn’s

The St.Emlyn’s team (well some of them) are currently at the greatest conference in the world. If you don’t know about Social Media and Critical Care Conference then seriously you must have been living under

Torticollis: A Real Pain in the Neck

By the time you’ve worked in the Emergency Department for more than a week it’s highly likely you’ll have seen a patient who has a bit of a sore neck after a relatively minor bump

JC: Getting Chilly Quickly 4. Doing It For The Kids

We have looked at therapeutic hypothermia not once, not twice, but three times already here at St Emlyn’s; most of our ED consultants also work, at least some of the time, down the long corridor in

JC: Are typical chest pain symptoms predictive of outcome? St.Emlyn’s

We love a bit of meta-cognition here at St.Emlyn’s. As time passes and we all become a little longer in the tooth it becomes increasingly apparent that it’s not just ‘what’ we know it’s how

JC: One Benzo Fits All? Lorazepam vs Diazepam for Paediatric Status Epilepticus

It’s been a little quiet of late here in the lofty towers of St Emlyn’s Virtual Hospital, not because the patients have stopped coming (trust me, they haven’t) but because many of the clinicians have

Top 10 Trauma papers 2014-2015. St.Emlyn’s

I was recently at the Trauma Care UK conference in Telford. As ever, it’s a great bunch of people working hard to improve trauma management in the UK. My talk this year was on the

Good times part 1: DIDO-30 for STEMI

STEMI is one of the true medical emergencies.  We all know that the sooner our patient gets revascularisation, the better they do.  We’ve known this for years.  In a very nice meta-analysis, Eric Boersma showed

Guess or Gestalt in Major Trauma at St.Emlyn’s

I was recently fortunate enough to speak at the the Emergency Medicine Educators Conference in Coventry on a subject that continues to interest me, that of gestalt, judgement and clinical decision making. As I get

Save Yourself Earache – Antibiotics and Otitis Media in the ED

When I was a medical student a friend of mine completed a special study module in ENT which involved a case-based, evidence-based essay on a clinical topic of his choice. He chose acute otitis media.

Karim Brohi on Vascular Injury at the London Trauma Conference

No conversation about the evolution of trauma care in the UK is complete without a mention of Karim Brohi, Vascular and Trauma Surgeon, Professor of Trauma Sciences, friend of St Emlyn’s and all-round nice chap.


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