South Africa as a Medical Student Elective: Claire Bromley

As a medical student undertaking a year-long placement in St Emlyn’s ED, I was kindly invited to write this post about my recent elective in Cape Town. I’m someone who’s a bit (very) keen on

Education theories you should know: Cognitive load theory. St Emlyn’s

I was lucky enough to be involved recently with a conference in Virchester that brought together some great clinical educators from across the world. During the conference, there was a lot of talk about cognitive

Podcast: October 2018 round up St Emlyn’s

Here’s our round up of the best of the blog from October 2018. In Pursuit of Excellence with Natalie May from #stemlynsLIVE https://www.stemlynsblog.org/in-pursuit-of-excellence/ A FeminEM in NY with Natalie May Part 1. https://www.stemlynsblog.org/fix18-part-one/ JC: Cricoid

So Unsexy – Why We Shouldn’t Use The Word Sexy in Clinical Medicine #FIX18

The following post is a transcript of my talk at #FIX18 in New York. You can listen to the podcast of the talk here https://feminem.org/podcast/so-unsexy/ You can watch a video of the presentation here and

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Everything old is new again – whole blood in the trauma bay – St Emlyn’s

One thing is clear from the military and civilian literature – hemorrhage kills1,2.  Overall, 40-50,000 deaths per year in the US are preventable with appropriate hemorrhage control and resuscitation.  The demographic of these victims is

JC: Hypothermia in brain injury: The POLAR trial. St Emlyn’s.

Paradoxically hypothermia has been a ‘hot’ topic in emergency medicine and critical care for many years. There is good laboratory, animal and pathophysiological data to suggest that it should be neuro-protective in a broad range

A FeminEM in NYC – Reflections from #FIX18 Part Two

This post is the second of four covering my learning points and reflections from #FIX181. FIX – the FemInEM2 ideas exchange – took place in New York on Weds 17th and Thurs 18th October 2018. You

In Pursuit of Excellence at #StEmlynsLive

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where-“ said Alice.

A FeminEM in NYC – Reflections from #FIX18 Part One

Last week I travelled from Manchester (for St Emlyn’s Live and Teaching Manchester) to NYC for #FIX181. FIX – the FemInEM1 ideas exchange – is in its second year, and having been unable to attend

JC: Cricoid Pressure and RSI, do we still need it? St Emlyn’s

This blog reviews the first large randomised controlled trial of cricoid pressure in emergency patients as published in JAMA Surgery, October 2018. Cricoid pressure is controversial. Although it has been taught in anaesthesia practice, since


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