Tag: CMP3

104 Reflections from Sydney HEMS – the eBook. St.Emlyn’s

Firstly, the title of this post is not a typo. When I collated the reflective lessons from my series of Sydney HEMS blog posts I realised there were actually 104, not 101. Apologies for the

JC: Does earlier TXA save lives? St.Emlyn’s

Administration of tranexamic acid (TXA) is integral part of the management for major trauma patients in the UK. It is deemed such an important aspect that its administration is used as a quality indicator to

JC: The VTE and Major Trauma. St.Emlyn’s

All good EM/CC clinicians know that venous thrombo embolism (VTE) is a potential complication of traumatic injury. The immobilisation and haematological changes associated with signficant injury are reasonably well described. Additionally there are controversies over

The Emergency Department Transfer: Patient, Preparation and People. St.Emlyn’s

Depending on your department the frequency with which you are faced with the need to transfer a critically ill intubated patient may vary but it is something we think all departments face at some point.

JC: UK traumatic cardiac arrest stats. St.Emlyn’s

Hot on the heels of our recent journal club article ‘cut or push’1 on the management of traumatic cardiac arrest 2  comes this paper from our friends and colleagues in the UK. My conflict of

Chest drains & aspiration: Do it better with St.Emlyn’s

This is just a quickie to support some local teaching in Virchester on ‘chest drain’ insertion, or ‘intercostal drains’ if you prefer additional consonants or ‘chest tubes’ if you are from the land of the

JC: Push or Cut? Traumatic Cardiac Arrest

The management of traumatic cardiac arrest has been a popular topic over the past few years and featured in numerous social media and conferences. We’ve talked about here at St.Emlyn’s too1. Various algorithms exist and

JC: Do we always need a whole body CT in trauma? St.Emlyn’s

The whole body CT has become a commonplace strategy for trauma in the UK. When a trauma patient is in your emergency room, it’s a quick and accurate detection method for most injuries. The primary

JC: Impact Brain Apnoea. St.Emlyn’s

I’ll keep this post brief. This is not a critical appraisal and it’s not a review. It’s an invite to read a paper I was honoured to help write on the subject of Impact Brain

Can we buy time in bleeding trauma. St.Emlyn’s.

Bleeding in trauma has had a lot of press recently. In Europe we have had several international consensus guidelines published on the topic. Unfortunately, these guidelines (published the same year) have contradicted each other a