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How to become a sub-specialist in emergency care research. St Emlyn’s

At a basic level emergency care clinicians should be trained in Good Clinical Practice and able to recruit to trials. However some will want to make research into a larger part of their work. This

March/April Podcast 2022. St Emlyn’s

Our regular review of the blog and podcast from March/April 2022 with Simon and Iain. This month we saw the podcast pass over 1 Million downloads. Thanks to everyone out there who listens and gives

JC: AP or AL position for cardioversion? St Emlyn’s

Defibrillation is a core skill in emergency medicine. Traditionally we are taught that an anterior-lateral (AL) placement of pads is preferable, although an anterior-posterior (AP) position can be used if AL does not work. This

February podcast and round up: St Emlyn’s

We made it! A double century of podcasts. In this month’s update Iain and Simon talk through myth busting in resuscitation, Rick Body’s airway expertise (with a side mention for high sensitivity troponin), a paper about resuscitative thoracotomy, ACPs

Designer medicine for suspected DVT: the 4D study. St Emlyn’s

Do you want to halve your ultrasound referral rate for suspected Deep Vein Thrombosis? You do? How marvellous. Reducing referral rates from ED for a specialist test like vascular sonography can have multiple benefits for

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

JC: More on pulse oximetry and racial bias. St Emlyn’s

This week we are reviewing a paper on the accuracy of pulse oximetry in patients being assessed for ECMO. This is an interesting group as they represent and extremely unwell group of patients where small

JC: Can we use smaller pigtail drains in traumatic haemothorax?

Back in 2016 we published a blog on chest drains and chest aspiration, in which we argued that the dogma of putting in huge drains for traumatic haemothoraces should be questioned. The dogma of using

Top 10 Trauma Papers for Trauma UK conference. 2020-2021. St Emyln’s

It’s that time of year again when the Trauma Care UK conference comes around and I get to talk about 10 interesting trauma papers from the last 12 months or so. This is a regular

JC: The BASICS trial. 0.9% saline vs balanced solution. Does it matter?

I’ll admit that my long term clinical practice has been to prefer balanced solutions (in my case Hartmans) over 0.9% saline in the management of the critically ill patient. It’s a topic we’ve blogged and

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