Tag: CC5

Covid 19 preparations in Virchester. St Emlyn’s

The blog and podcast has been a bit quiet recently as we’ve been focused on the preparations for Corona virus​1​ in the UK and around the world. These are our abbreviated thoughts on where we

JC: Conservative management of pneumothoraces.

When I trained here in Virchester we had a fairly aggressive approach to the management of pneumothoraces. All trauma pneumothoraces got chest drains, a chest drain meant an open one, the size was as big

DFTB. The procedure paradox update. St Emlyn's

Updated content and video This is an update and repost of a blog from last Summer following the release of the video from the 2019 Don’t Forget the Bubbles (DFTB) conference in London. The original

Resuscitology UK

Resuscitology UK course review. St Emlyn's

This week we ran the inaugural Resuscitology UK course here in Virchester (Ed – everyone knows you mean Manchester 😉 ). Resuscitology UK aims to improve the way we think about resuscitation practice through case

Risk scores for cardiac chest pain: the first head-to-head comparison!

Suspected cardiac chest pain: everyone sees it, everyone has a different clinical pathway, and everyone has a different risk score for it. This week the Emergency Medicine Journal published our paper “Comparison of four decision

Level Pegging? JC and the PEGeD study @StEmlyns

It’s not often you see a mate as a lead author in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). When you do, it needs celebrating. Hats off to Associate Professor Kerstin de Wit (nee Hogg),

CRASH-3

JC: Tranexamic Acid (TXA) in Head Injury. The CRASH-3 results. St Emlyn’s

St Emlyn’s had sight of a pre-publication copy of the CRASH-3 trial from the trial team. This allowed us to prepare this blog in advance of publication. The trial authors have not been involved in

Thromboprophylaxis in Lower Limb Immobilisation #RCEMASC2019

Now the TiLLI project has been completed, I have been asked to give a late breaking abstract presentation at the upcoming annual scientific conference of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM), to discuss the

Zero Point Survey St Emlyn's

New Zero Point Survey Video from Cliff Reid. St Emlyn’s

We’ve championed the Zero Point Survey (1,2,3,4) here on the blog and in all our simulation teaching in Virchester. If you’ve been following the blog you will hopefully be familiar with the STEPUP system of

JC: The metabolic and biochemical characteristics of packed red cell transfusions.

JC: The metabolic and biochemical characteristics of packed red cell transfusions.

In the UK it’s now standard practice in hypovolaemic/bleeding trauma to use packed red cells as the first line resuscitation fluid. That’s what we keep in the fridge in the emergency department resus room of

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