Results for: major trauma

Mass Casualty Incidents: Lessons from AAST. St.Emlyn’s

    Mass Casualty Incidents: What can we (re)learn? This year, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma held its Annual Meeting in Baltimore – a city I called home for a while after

Unforgettable: Don’t Forget the Bubbles 2017 (#DFTB17) with Kat Gridley & St.Emlyn’s

  My name is Katherine Gridley and as a Brisbane local and emergency registrar with a paeds interest, I jumped at the chance to talk about one of the latest events on the medical conference

JC: Apnoeic Oxygenation (again). St.Emlyn’s

  We’ve debated Apnoeic Oxygenation on St.Emlyn’s in the past1. Physiologically it kind of makes sense. The idea that we can put ‘Os up the Nose’ (as someone cleverer than I suggested) to avoid premature

ACEM

The 2017 ACEM Winter Symposium with Katherine Gridley.

  This year the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) winter symposium was held in the beautiful Barossa valley in South Australia. This 4 day conference is designed to bring emergency physicians together from across

Are you PROcalcitonin? St.Emlyn’s goes bug-hunting.

At work the other day, someone mentioned that we could use procalcitonin to distinguish between viral and bacterial infections, particularly in the paediatric population. It was touted as the answer to that age-old question, “should

JC: Turn it Down to 11 – Benzos for Back Pain

The topic of lower back pain of undifferentiated origin is one that is close to my heart for at least two reasons. The first one is professional, as daily we see and manage a significant

Hypothermia in status epilepticus. St.Emlyn’s

It seems as though hypothermia is the therapy that never quite gets there. The Targeted Temperature Management1,2 trial showed no benefit post ROSC and the RINSE trial 3,4 showed no benefit before ROSC. We’ve also

10+1 papers for the Northern Emergency Medicine conference. St.Emlyn’s

I had the honour to speak at the very first Northern Emergency Medicine conference back in 2014 (I think). I had a fantastic time and met so many enthusiastic and superb emergency clinicians. This year

JC: Clots in Pots gets Top Spot. Thromboprophylaxis at St.Emlyn’s

Every so often, a paper comes along that contradicts your gut feeling and/or current practice and makes you really think hard. That happened to me this weekend. You may have previously seen or heard us

JC: Reversal of DOACs with Andexanet Alfa. St.Emlyn’s

123We are in a new age of anticoagulation, Warfarin is becoming a drug of the past. To the benefit of our patients we are no longer dragging them into hospital once a week to check