Tag: COVID19

COVID-19 and Blood Clots: Diagnosis, D-dimers and Dilemmas

In a future post I’ll discuss the latest NICE guidance​1​ on the diagnosis and management of venous thromboembolism. When writing that though I knew that for many of you COVID-19 currently consumes you and all

Covid-19 Journal Club: The Director’s Cut #1. St Emlyn’s

Simon recently published on the challenges of practicing evidence based medicine during a pandemic. We are trying to work out what to do for our patients at the same time that research is emerging at

COVID-19 and The Heart. St Emlyn’s

A 70 year old man presents to your Emergency Department (ED) with a three week history of cough and mild shortness of breath, but this is improving. Over the last two days he has had

Covid19: Why we need Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) more than ever during a pandemic. St Emlyn’s

Evidence based medicine (EBM) is one of the four pillars of St Emlyn’s. We are usually pretty sceptical about adopting treatments without high quality evidence publishfred in a decent journal and with critical appraisal. Covid19

Daddy, what did you do in the COVID War?

“Daddy, what did you do in the COVID war?” “Well child – I drew; I drew a lot!” “Daddy, why did you do that?” “Because there was hell of a lot of new information to

March Podcast Round Up

March has been an incredibly busy month on St Emlyn’s, and we had our highest number of blog views and podcast listens ever. There has been an awful lot to catch up on, admittedly a

Covid19: Lessons from Sports and Exercise Medicine. St Emlyn’s

We got together with Dr Nathan Lewis and Dr John Rogers to discuss how lessons from Sports and Exercise Medicine might help during the Covid19 pandemic.Click on the podcast link below The main messages for

The #COVID-19 bubble: St Emlyn’s

Here in Virchester the number of patients with Covid-19 are ramping up and we are putting the incredible amount of training, simulations, education and more into practice. That time in preparation (we’ve been running daily

Understanding Fear and Anxiety around COVID-19: A St Emlyn’s Podcast.

Over the last few years there has, thankfully, been more of a realisation that we need to look after ourselves and each other. “Wellbeing” is the hot topic, yet I don’t think anyone could’ve imagined

COVID-19 Children’s Q&A

These are uncertain times for us all, whatever your age. In this very special blog site only edition of the podcast I chat with my boys Archie (14), Jasper (12) and Rufus (8) to answer


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