Category: Trauma

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Major incident planning at the 14th ACCS meeting. St.Emlyn’s

This week I am talking in Manchester at the 14th Annual Critical Care Symposium. This is an amazing meeting organised by the legendary Dr Chithambaram Veerappan, a critical care doc based in Oldham, just up

Top 10+1 trauma papers 2016-17. St.Emlyn’s

This week I am off to one of the most enjoyable conferences I can get to in the UK. The Trauma Care conference is usually held around the Midlands and brings together everyone involved in

The Emergency Department Transfer: Patient, Preparation and People. St.Emlyn’s

Depending on your department the frequency with which you are faced with the need to transfer a critically ill intubated patient may vary but it is something we think all departments face at some point.

JC: UK traumatic cardiac arrest stats. St.Emlyn’s

Hot on the heels of our recent journal club article ‘cut or push’1 on the management of traumatic cardiac arrest 2  comes this paper from our friends and colleagues in the UK. My conflict of

Chest drains & aspiration: Do it better with St.Emlyn’s

    This is just a quickie to support some local teaching in Virchester on ‘chest drain’ insertion, or ‘intercostal drains’ if you prefer additional consonants or ‘chest tubes’ if you are from the land

JC: Push or Cut? Traumatic Cardiac Arrest

The management of traumatic cardiac arrest has been a popular topic over the past few years and featured in numerous social media and conferences. We’ve talked about here at St.Emlyn’s too1. Various algorithms exist and

Paediatric Trauma Snapshot: What’s New?

You might not have spotted that the Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN)1 published an updated report on paediatric trauma last week. You can find the full document here 2.This document is important because it

JC: Do we always need a whole body CT in trauma? St.Emlyn’s

The whole body CT has become a commonplace strategy for trauma in the UK. When a trauma patient is in your emergency room, it’s a quick and accurate detection method for most injuries. The primary

JC: Impact Brain Apnoea. St.Emlyn’s

I’ll keep this post brief. This is not a critical appraisal and it’s not a review. It’s an invite to read a paper I was honoured to help write on the subject of Impact Brain

Can we buy time in bleeding trauma. St.Emlyn’s.

Bleeding in trauma has had a lot of press recently. In Europe we have had several international consensus guidelines published on the topic. Unfortunately, these guidelines (published the same year) have contradicted each other a


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