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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

New STEMI Guidelines. St.Emlyn’s

National/International practice guidelines always give me a bit of a dilemma. On the one hand I feel that I really should read them all….., but on the other hand they are usually interminably long and

New Surviving Sepsis Guidelines – What’s new? St.Emlyn’s

After much anticipation the new surviving sepsis guidelines have been published in critical care medicine. There will no doubt be much conversation, debate and discussion about this in the coming weeks and I’ll bet Scott

NICE on headaches

  Everyday is a school day!   NICE (the National Institute for Healthcare and Clinical Excellence) have recently issued their new recommendation on the management of headaches in young people and adults. For those colleagues

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Glasgow Blatchford Score 2 – The case for an RCT!

Thanks for a great post, Gareth.  If you’ve landed here without reading that post, hit the link – this is a follow on, a ‘deep dive’ in the words of Smart EM – to be taken

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Glasgow Scores… Not just for coma any more!

Quick post… NICE have recently published new guidance on Upper GI bleeding. It is surprisingly sensible. I was pleased with their position on PPI’s for upper GI bleeding (not before endoscopy…). The other point that I was happy to

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NICE faces the sickle

New guidance out on sickle disease from NICE in the BMJ I must admit to having a bit of an interest in sickle cell disease and the ED. There are two reasons for this. Firstly,

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Should POPs be mixed with Heparin?

We published an interesting BET in the EMJ earlier (open access version here) this year about the use of low molecular weight heparin for patients placed in below knee POPs in the ED. This is

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New NICE guidance on Investigation of DVT in the ED

Is Venous Thrombo Embolism the most controversial area of EM practice at the moment? I think it might be as there is rarely a meeting or conference where the subject is not discussed and debated.