Tag: critical appraisal

JC: Conservative management of chest trauma. St Emlyn’s

We have previously blogged on the topic of chest tube/drain management1. In one of our most widely read posts we argued that many pneumothoraces can be managed without a chest drain. When trained as a

St Emlyn’s July round up podcast

. A quick round up of the best from the blog in July 29. Infinite Game theory and Emergency Medicine with  Craig Ferguson http://www.stemlynsblog.org/only-a-game-infinite-game-theory-in-emergency-medicine/ Epinephrine in Cardiac Arrest: Journal Club post (and a really important

St Emlyn’s April 2018 blog and podcast round up.

Simon and Iain talk through what the team has been up to in April. All the blogs should be on the website and of course you can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or via

JC: Don’t blame it on the Bougie. St Emlyn’s

Many years ago I did my CTR (the Clinical Topic Review*) for my FCEM exam on facilitating intubation in the C-spine immobilised patient. The actual CTR is lost in the mists of time, but the

JC: Oxygen in the Acutely Unwell Patient. St Emlyn;s

When I started in medicine all resuscitation started with some form of supplemental oxygen. Whether that was by face mask, LMA or intubation, oxygen was the mainstay of initial treatment and you would even fail

Journal Club – Trauma CT in Paediatric Patients

I have a confession to make – I once requested a whole body CT (WBCT) in a paediatric patient. [Yes, yes, I know!] To be fair, we didn’t know he was a paediatric patient at

JC: Do early pupil responses predict outcome in cardiac arrest? St Emlyn’s

Imagine yourself in the resus room. You’ve just got Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC) on a patient who was in cardiac arrest. They had excellent bystander CPR and an early shock from an Automatic External

JC: So long Salt and Saline? St Emlyn’s

Simon has already covered the recent SMART trial1, regarding the comparison of balanced crystalloid solutions versus normal saline for resuscitation in critically ill adults. However, there was another paper in the same edition of the

JC: More on alcohol sniffing and nausea. St.Emlyn’s

Just a quickie this week as I am so busy with planning the SMACC party, the St.Emlyn’s LIVE conference and the Teaching CooP course in Manchester. I’m also off to #BadEMFest18 in a few weeks

St Emlyn’s January 2018 in review

Iain and Simon round up the blog posts from January 2018. You can listen to the podcast below. Links to all the blog posts mentioned are listed below. Review of 2017. St.Emlyn’s Simon Carley January


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