Category: Global Health

Covid 19: A primer on ICU care for the non-intensivist. St Emlyn’s

In the coming weeks and months we are likely to see clinicians working in areas that are previously unfamiliar to them. Here in Virchester we’ve identified that emergency medicine, acute medicine, and intensive care medicine

Covid-19 Podcast from Italy with Roberto Cosentini. St Emlyn’s

Dr Roberto Cosentini is an old friend of St Emlyn’s who works in Bergamo, in Northern Italy. He is right at the heart of the recent Covid-19 outbreak. He kindly found an hour to record

Covid 19 preparations in Virchester. St Emlyn’s

The blog and podcast has been a bit quiet recently as we’ve been focused on the preparations for Corona virus​1​ in the UK and around the world. These are our abbreviated thoughts on where we

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

JC: The IHME study on the global burden of sepsis. St Emlyn's

Editors note: This blog is based on the presentation of this trial at the Critical Care Reviews conference in Belfast. We will add more data, and be able to add a more detailed critical appraisal

JC: IN Fentanyl vs Ketamine for analgesia in PED. St Emlyn’s

Last year we reviewed a pilot RCT comparing IN Fentanyl vs IN Ketamine in kids​1,2​. We concluded that they were probably similar in analgesic effect but that Ketamine had a higher adverse event rate. Here

climate change in healthcare

JC: Sustainability and Climate Change in Anaesthesia. St Emlyn’s

Healthcare has a huge environmental impact and contributes to climate change​1​. This appears to be irrefutable (Ed – there will be skeptics), with effects from transportation, greenhouse gases (notably Nitrous Oxide and other anaesthetic gases)

Similar challenges, different approaches – Mass Casualty Incident training lessons from Pakistan. St Emlyn’s

A little while ago I reported from the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma’s meeting – specifically covering the management of major – or mass casualty – incidents (MCI). Many similar themes stood out

Podcast Round Up March 2019. St Emlyn’s

Here’s our regular monthly round up of the best of the blog from March 2019

Smacc Day 3: Morning sessions. St Emlyn’s

After a rather spectacular SMACC party involving the usual mix of dancing, music and Karaoke we are back at the ICC for day 3. Practitioners advocating for humanity. You’ve probably heard of Esther Choo through

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