JC. ACS: Antiplatelets ACCOAST-ed?

Most people I talk to who work in Emergency or Acute Medicine hate chest pain.  Personally I think they’re crazy but I can see where they’re coming from.  Chest pain is the most common reason

SMACCGold EBM workshop with St.Emlyns and Critical Care Reviews

With just 9 weeks to go there is still time to register for the Evidence Based Medicine workshop on the Gold Coast. Rob Sweeney, Rick Body and myself will be taking a half day to

Are you a good Trauma Team Leader? St.Emlyn’s

Of course you are, as Cliff Reid put it at SMACC2013 you are possibly even an ATLS instructor – you trauma badass! Why even ask the question? As a consultant & trainee you’ve been leading

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New NICE guidance on intravenous fluid therapy for adults in hospital: how is this relevant to EM?

  The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recently issued new guidance on the use of intravenous fluids in adult patients. For those clinicians not familiar with it, NICE is the UK-based

Anonymity : a little bit too much fun? Damian Roland

As preparation for a social media debate at the 2013 College of Emergency Medicine conference the twitter account @SoMeSucks was created. The idea was to raise awareness of some of the difficulties of social media

JC: BestBets checklists for critical appraisal. St.Emlyn’s

Critical appraisal is a core skill for all emergency physicians. You must stay up to date with the literature…, but there is just SO much of it. What should you believe and what should you

JC: Family presence for Brain Death Evaluation. St.Emlyn’s

Here in Virchester we believe that families are important. Natalie has written before about the benefits of family presence during paediatric resuscitation and it’s pretty much standard practice in both our virtual paeds and adult

Cliff Mann on UK Emergency Medicine recruitment. St.Emlyn’s

This week has seen some real progress on the crisis in emergency medicine recruitment within the UK. Health Education England appears to be taking recruitment really seriously with a document released this week stating how

JC: There’s no jump with a precordial thump. St.Emlyn’s

Sometimes you just feel like a bit of a fool. Like today when I wrote the post below and then asked Dr May to have a look at it. Can you guess her response? You

JC: IV Fluids for alcohol intoxication. St.Emlyn’s

I’m always on the look out for RCTs relevant to emergency medicine and I have an automated search set up in PubMed to bring any to my attention (does everyone do this, or is it


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