Category: #FOAMed

Ambulatory PE: A walk in the park? St.Emlyn’s

  What’s your weapon of choice then??? There have been a lot of developments within the last 10 years regarding our clinical approach to the patient with suspected pulmonary embolism. Arguably, there has been a

JC: Should we halve the time of acetylcysteine infusions for Paracetamol OD? St.Emlyn’s

The week’s Lancet has a great paper on the management of paracetamol overdose. A subject close to our heart at St.Emlyn’s following the recent changes to UK guidelines that have led far more people in

JC: Updated NICE Head Injury Guidelines – Worth a Scan?

In the last few days Twitter has been buzzing (does twitter buzz? Or does it chirp? Tweet?) with EM practitioners getting to grips with the latest iteration of the NICE Head Injury Clinical Guideline, updated

SimWars SMACCGold the trailer with St.Emlyn’s

Virchester is abuzz with preparations for SMACC Gold. In March this year the team will travel to the gold coast to take part in what is quite simply the best conference in the world (and

SMACCGold EBM workshop with St.Emlyns and Critical Care Reviews

With just 9 weeks to go there is still time to register for the Evidence Based Medicine workshop on the Gold Coast. Rob Sweeney, Rick Body and myself will be taking a half day to

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New NICE guidance on intravenous fluid therapy for adults in hospital: how is this relevant to EM?

  The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recently issued new guidance on the use of intravenous fluids in adult patients. For those clinicians not familiar with it, NICE is the UK-based

Anonymity : a little bit too much fun? Damian Roland

As preparation for a social media debate at the 2013 College of Emergency Medicine conference the twitter account @SoMeSucks was created. The idea was to raise awareness of some of the difficulties of social media

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