The Rise of an ACP: Leadership.

During a conversation with a physician friend – who was about to complete training and take on a role as a consultant – she expressed (with dismay) how ill-prepared she felt for the leadership elements

SASEM: Cutting Edge Evidence-based Airway Management

I gave this talk at the SASEM (Saudi Arabian Society for Emergency Medicine) conference, 2022. In this talk, I discuss recent practice-changing evidence relating to emergency airway management. I cover endotracheal intubation in out of hospital cardiac arrest (including the AIRWAYS-2 trial), video vs. direct laryngoscopy tips to optimise your view on laryngoscopy and maximise first pass success, and I cover the use of surgical cricothyroidotomy by London Ambulance Service.

SASEM: Myths in resuscitation practice. St Emlyn’s

This week I am (virtually) presenting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at the Saudi Arabian Society of Emergency Medicine 7th Scientific Assembly. It’s always a pleasure to join colleagues from Saudi Arabia and around the world

JC: Pre-hospital thoracotomy – what can we learn? St Emlyn’s

Resuscitative thoracotomy remains a controversial procedure in prehospital and emergency care. This month we have more evidence of its effectiveness in prehospital care. Despite significant advances in trauma care, we are still challenged with moving

James Lind research priority setting. St Emlyn’s

Back in 2015 the James Lind organisation helped us set research priorities for emergency medicine in the UK. St Emlyn’s were proud to support the process at that time as we are advocates for open,

“Just In Case” in the ED – The ECG Thrust

There are many things that we do in Emergency Departments ‘just in case’. In this series we’ll be looking at some of these to see if we really do need to continue doing them in

JC: Etomidate vs. Ketamine for emergency intubation. St Emlyn’s

Just a quick review this week as this is a paper published back in December that has been superbly reviewed already over on the SGEM. However, it’s an interesting topic and one that has been

December 2021 Podcast round up. St Emlyn’s

Iain and Simon recap the highlights on the blog from December 2021. The best of the month plus a few reflections on the year and a look forward to 2022. vb S

Bezold Jarisch

What is the Bezold-Jarisch Reflex and why do I care?! St Emlyn’s

Bradycardia in the trauma patient can be a perilous sign. One might observe a typical course of events in which a bleeding trauma patient progresses through the compensatory mechanisms in response to shock. It is

JC: Should we use calcium in out of hospital cardiac arrest? St Emlyn’s

A trial published in JAMA asks exactly this question, the full text can be found here. The abstract is below, but as we always say, please read the full paper yourself. Previous studies have shown

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