Category: #FOAMed

Not Just History Repeating. St.Emlyn’s

Our journey through life is peppered with “firsts”. From unrecollectable first words, to the first day at school, to our first kiss and beyond; these unique experiences stay with us and influence us forever. Even

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I Can’t Get You Out of my Head – Headache at St Emlyns

We’ve all had headaches, but not often severe enough to prompt us to seek help in an Emergency Department. Many patients presenting to the ED with a primary presenting of feature of headache will have

Talking, Teaching & Technology – Victoria Brazil @SocraticEM at St Emlyn’s

You probably know by now that SMACC Gold was awesome. There simply aren’t enough superlatives to describe the magnitude of inspiration on offer from the world’s finest critical care speakers.  Putting together a programme like

JC: POCUS for the breathless patient. St.Emlyn’s

This might be the paper (or perhaps the first of many papers) that I’ve been waiting for. Like many colleagues in the #FOAMed world I’m a big fan of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) in

The Archers of the Emergency Department. St.Emlyn’s

It is a little known fact that to be successful as an emergency physician in the UK it is vital to take a three month rotation in Archery. Archery is a key skill for us

How accurate is clinical judgement for acute coronary syndromes?

This blog post is based on the paper published in the EMJ this week – Body R et al. Can emergency physicians rule in or rule out acute coronary syndromes using clinical judgement? EMJ 2014

TTL podcast 1. Getting to CT in 30 minutes.

This week we have released a podcast on trauma team leadership that focuses on the management of trauma patients in the ED, and in particular a focus on getting patients from the door to CT

St.Emlyn’s the podcast

If you’ve not found it yet then don’t forget to follow the St.Emlyn’s podcast. You can find us on iTunes here (please say something nice) and there are quite a few episodes already up on

JC: A decade of reversal: an analysis of 146 contradicted medical practices.

This week the blog, the podcast, SMACC and twitter have been ‘off on one‘ about belief, evidence, adoption, change and practice. It has been great to tackle one of the trickiest decisions we have to

Louise Cullen on why most published research is wrong. St.Emlyn’s

I have to agree with all the sentiments about SMACC being the best conference in the world for a blend of science and practicality for critical care medicine. I also find that SMACC conference talks

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